This website is the host site of an ELCA conversation on faith formation among existing ELCA networks.
Leaders within the ELCA has been asking questions around faith formation for some time. Formally and informally, leaders brainstorm, vision, problem-solve and share best practices. The ELCA is blessed to be a place which values such conversations.
In recent years, as the landscape shifts, as resources are tight and as new questions emerge, there has grown a desire among many of these leaders to be more intentional about connecting our conversation, sharing resources and wondering together about a share vision for the future.
In that spirit, a gathering of leaders of ELCA networks , all working on faith formation in the first third of life, took place in September of 2011.
September 2011 Summit
2011 Summit Participants
Work in 2013
After the 2012 Summit various networks engaged in a conversation about What is Faith Formation in a Missional Age? One starting point for the conversation was a white paper written by Terri Elton. What is Faith Formation in a Missional Age
Goals and Objectives – Faith Formation Summit Goal-Objectives-outcomes
Transportation information – For information on how to go from the airport to your hotel, go to the Youth Extravaganza website,www.elcaymnet.org/E2014 and you will find a link to the St. Louis Metrolink.
Schedule – F F Summit 2014 schedule participants
2014 Summit Participants – Participants in the 2014 Faith Formation Summit
The current team facilitating includes:
Mark Burkhardt – Director Congregational Centers for Mission Team – ELCA
Brenda Smith – Program Director for Faith Practices and Missional Leadership – ELCA
Diane Shallue – Lutheran Association of Christian Educators (LACE)
Linda Staats – Faith Practices Coaching – ELCA
Terri Elton – Luther Seminary
Interested in following the conversation ? Join the Faith Formation in a Missional Age Facebook group!