Brief History

Forma was founded in 1997 when a group of Episcopal Christian educators gathered with a vision to create a place where those directly responsible for Christian formation of children, youth, and adults could share resources and support one another in their ministries. First incorporated under the name NAECED (the National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors), in 2012 the association was re-named Forma to reflect its growth to nearly 400 members who represent broad ministries from parishes, dioceses, camp and conference centers, seminaries, resource centers, chaplaincies, and publishers serving children, youth, and adults in their life in Christ.

We thank all who have built the foundation of the vibrant ministry of Forma, and invite you to partner with us to continue the essential work of inspiring Christian formation.  Become a member.