2024 Forma Annual Conference: A Way in the Wilderness

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2024 Forma Annual Conference: A Way in the Wilderness

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Forma, a ministry of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, is the professional network for Christian formation leaders in the Episcopal Church and beyond. Our conference offers an intentional time of networking, learning, and inspiration. This year’s theme, “A Way in the Wilderness,” comes from Isaiah 43:19, “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

There are multiple ways to participate in this year’s conference: individually through Zoom, joining a Local Conference Gathering, or traveling to Camp Allen or Kanuga for a Conference Center Retreat. All conference participants will have access to conference recordings. Recordings will include the didactic teaching portion of each plenary and workshop (about 30 minutes each). Discussion, Q&A, and activities will not be recorded.

Individually through Zoom: To participate live through Zoom, purchase your Early Bird or General Registration ticket through this Eventbrite.

Local Conference Gathering: To participate in a local gathering, purchase your Early Bird or General Registration ticket through this Eventbrite and RSVP to your local gathering host. You can find a list of Local Conference Gatherings on the Forma Website.

Forma Members get a 25% discount on Early Bird and General Registration tickets. The discount code is available to dues-paying members through The Forma Space on VTS Plus. Early Bird registration costs Forma Members $120 (instead of $160) and General Registration costs $135 (instead of $180). Learn more about Forma Membership and join on the Forma website.

Conference Center Retreat: If you plan to attend a Conference Center Retreat at Camp Allen or Kanuga, please register through the appropriate Conference Center directly. Do not purchase an Early Bird or General Registration ticket through this Eventbrite. Conference Center Retreats are not hosted through Lifelong Learning, so there is not a 25% discount for Forma Members.

Camp Allen Conference Center Retreat registration.

Kanuga Conference Center Retreat registration.

Conference Schedule (live portions of the online conference will occur between 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. eastern*)

Monday, January 22, 2023

  • Welcome
  • Opening Worship
  • Opening Plenary
  • Small Group Discussions

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

  • Worship
  • Workshop Session One
  • Workshop Session Two

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

  • Worship
  • Workshop Session Three
  • Workshop Session Four

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • Forma Annual Meeting
  • Closing Plenary
  • Sending Forth & Closing Worship

*For a helpful breakdown of what the live online conference schedule each day will look like based on your individual time zone, visit the conference schedule portion of the Forma website. For more information about the conference itself, visit the conference page on the Forma website or email Sarah Bentley Allred, Forma Convener (sallred@vts.edu). For more information about sponsoring this conference, visit the conference sponsorship page.


Jan 22 2024


3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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