Faith formation is the lifelong, life-wide and life deep process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others and all creation.
Province I supports faith formation practitioners all across New England. Lay and ordained, full-time and part-time, non-paid and paid, these professionals work in parishes, dioceses, camps and schools to ensure that our children, youth and adults have opportunities to learn about and express our faith. Designing holistic processes that connect God’s story with our own as we participate in the life of a faith community, these women and men help faith community members engage Scripture and the Christian tradition, embrace spirit-led principles and practices, pray and worship alone and with others, serve individuals and groups in their communities and beyond as well as act to create a just world.
Each year, the province invites everyone associated with faith formation to gather for informal networking, resource sharing, and lifelong education. Together we have explored Alternative Models of Sunday School (2016, Prov I leaders), Faith @ Home (2015, Wendy Barrie), and The Once and Future Church (2014, Lisa Kimball and Tricia Lyons). This academic year, we will explore ways to incorporate elements Godly Play, typically offered by specially trained story-tellers in richly resourced Montessori-like spaces, into our communities in non-traditional ways.