We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2017 Forma Conference is now open! Join us in Garden Grove, CA as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Follow the link below to reserve your space.
Our keynote speaker in 2017 is Nadia Bolz-Weber; the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013) and Accidental Saints; Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015). She is an ordained Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and still works as the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. “Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating….thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes.” -Phyllis Tickle author of “The Great Emergence”
We will also hear from Nancy Frausto and Eric Law. Nancy is the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles’ first Latina leader to have grown up in a Spanish speaking congregation who has gone on to pursue ordination. Her experience and passion for the ministry of ’scrappy churches’ (her affectionate term for struggling congregations) has led her to serve two thriving multicultural multilingual multigenerational congregations. Eric is the founder and executive director of The Kaleidoscope Institute, which provides resources to equip church leaders to create sustainable churches and communities.
Join us for a pre-conference day on January 25th “Planning for Wellness” with Church Pension Group. This day will inform, engage, and inspire you to improve your financial and physical health and well-being. Everyone needs a plan. At the Church Pension Group’s Planning for Wellness conference, you will gain both the confidence to take charge of your finances and the inspiration to lead a healthier life. Topics include: goal setting and planning, managing your current finances, strategies for improving your health, and understanding your CPG benefits.
The Forma Conference in 2017 will also offer a wide variety of workshops, from ministry basics to social justice and beyond. Resources, organizations, curriculums and the like will be present with opportunities to strengthen and enrich your ministry. The conference is also a wonderful time for networking and building relationships with colleagues. We will worship together, we will learn together, we will grow together.
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