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Christian Formation

The mission of the Christian Formation Commission is to enable the people of the diocese to carry out their baptismal promise of lifelong spiritual formation into the image of Christ.

When a Christian becomes a Christian by being baptized, she or he—or the godparents in the case of an infant—makes a promise to continue on a lifelong path of spiritual formation “into the image of Christ.” This undertaking includes education, but it goes far beyond that. The 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church overwhelmingly adopted the Charter for Lifelong Formation, affirming the Church’s belief in the importance of formation, in its broadest sense, across throughout the lifespan. So while our Diocese’s Christian Formation Commission is concerned with supporting study/educational programs in our parishes, it is also equally concerned with worship, prayer, fellowship, mission and stewardship.

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FORMA

A comprehensive set of Christian formation resources may be found at the website of Forma - "an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the Episcopal Church. With members from over 40 states and 60 diocese, we are an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization linked to but not legally affiliated with TEC."