2023 Forma Annual Conference: Called to Covenant

January 17, 2023 - January 19, 2023
Tue, Jan 17, 2023, 4:00 PM – Thu, Jan 19, 2023, 5:30 PM EST

This event is brought to you by Forma, a ministry of the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary.

This event will be held in person on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary – click here for more information about visiting campus, including a campus map, as well as at The Westin Alexandria Old Town – there is also an online option.

Forma, a ministry of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, is the professional network for Christian formation leaders in the Episcopal Church and beyond. The Annual Conference is an opportunity for Forma to encourage and develop Christian educators, inside and outside the Episcopal tradition, to grow in how they educate and minister. This year, our theme is “Called to Covenant.” Our plenaries will be focusing on how we are called, through Micah 6:8, to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” Click here to go directly to the workshop offerings!

2023 Forma Annual Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Options:

Pre-Conference offerings will take place on Tuesday, January 17th from 9:30-3:30PM at Virginia Theological Seminary. Participants have three options to chose from:

1. Operationalizing the Baptismal Covenant: From Personal Discipleship to Mutual Ministry

2. Music That Makes Community Paperless Singing Workshop

3. Understanding Suicide Risks, Warning Signs, and Strategies for Prevention

Tuesday, January 17 (onsite at Virginia Theological Seminary)

  • 9:00am Forma Pre-Conference (onsite only)
  • 4:00pm Conference Welcome & Opening Plenary (onsite & online)*
  • 5:30pm Opening Eucharist (onsite & online)
  • 7:00pm Dinner Reception & Celebration (onsite only)

Wednesday, January 18 (onsite at The Westin in Old Town, Alexandria)

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (onsite only)
  • 9:00am Morning Affinity Groups
  • 10:30am Morning Welcome & Plenary “Do Justice” (onsite & online)
  • 11:30am Networking Lunch (onsite only)
  • 1:00pm First Workshop Sessions (onsite & online)*
  • 2:45pm Second Workshop Sessions (onsite & online)*
  • 4:15pm Third Workshop Sessions (onsite & online*)
  • 5:30pm Evening Worship (onsite only)
  • 6:30pm Dinner On Your Own
  • 8:30pm Forma After Dark (onsite & online)

Thursday, January 19 (onsite at The Westin in Old Town, Alexandria)

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (onsite only)
  • 9:00am Morning Affinity Groups
  • 10:30am Morning Welcome & Plenary “Love Kindness” (onsite & online)
  • 11:45am Forma Annual Meeting (onsite & online)
  • 1:00pm Fourth Workshop Sessions (onsite & online)*
  • 2:45pm Fifth Workshop Sessions (onsite & online)*
  • 4:15pm Closing Worship (onsite & online)

Click here for more information, including about pre-conference and conference workshop offerings, sponsorship, and diocesan packages!

Have questions? Email [email protected].