The Diocese of Virginia has established an official partnership with Forma, the network for Christian Formation Leaders. Forma is an organization which responds to the need for Christian Formation leaders to work alongside one another and supports those leaders through education, resource sharing and advocacy.
Become a Forma Member!
Formation leaders at your church are now eligible to receive a free membership to Forma. This means that the lead for every single ministry area you have (youth, young adult, adult, etc.), is eligible whether volunteer, part time, lay, or clergy.
Your membership entitles you to:
- Early bird registration for the Forma Conference
- 25% off at Church Publishing Incorporated
- Access to the Forma Listserv and Facebook Group where valuable resources are shared
- A network of advocates at each General Convention who will look out for your rights as formation leaders, work to increase the integrity and professional identity of lay formation ministry, and aim to make the Church a community centered on forming disciples.
Ministry leaders who sign up for the Forma Membership will receive immediate access to all member benefits and will also be connected with other leaders in our Diocese. We are hopeful that these connections will, over time, result in more dynamic, innovative and supported formation ministries all across Virginia.
As a part of the Diocese of Virginia's relationship with Forma, churches in the Diocese of Virginia are eligible for a free church membership to Forma's newest resource, Faith-at-Home.
Faith-at-Home is a year-round, weekly email that will include lectionary-based reflections and discussion prompts. These reflections are designed to prompt friend groups and families of all types and sizes to dive deeper into Scripture together. Churches that join will not only receive weekly email that can be forwarded to members, but also a printable PDF version for use as bulletin inserts. View this Faith-at-Home sample.