Dear friends and colleagues,
It’s October and as fall is underway, Leadership Formation Partners welcomes new participants to Mission: Day by Day, our program for ministry formation in Catholic healthcare. We continue to grow and plan for the future with additional systems beginning multiple cohorts in January 2016. By the New Year programs will be going on across the U.S., coast to coast, north to south.
We are very excited to announce that Ron Hamel, PhD, and Jennifer Dunatov, DHCE, are joining with Leadership Formation Partners to create and implement the ethics components of Mission: Day by Day. Ron brings a breadth of experience from his work with the Catholic Health Association that is hard to replicate. And Jennifer’s experience at the system level and in teaching brings a nice blend to building this part of the curriculum. We are thrilled to work with these two individuals with their experience and commitment to Catholic healthcare.
We stand in awe as Mission: Day by Day unfolds. Feedback has been tremendously positive. Participants report a growing sense of community within their cohorts and the development of a regular reflective practice. It is a real grace to hear stories of the ways Mission: Day by Day is helping participants make the mission and values more explicit in the daily life of their ministries.
Organization leaders are noting Mission: Day by Day’s impact.
As one CEO shared:
“This is a game changer for our ministry; if this is what our community looks like in session two, what will it be like at sessions 5, 7, 9?”
We find particular joy in equipping mission leaders and local facilitators with the tools they need to tend to their cohorts and weave this rich, comprehensive and flexible formation program into organizational life. As one mission leader shared with us:
“You are helping me be successful in my efforts to make formation happen. I could never have done this alone.”
Reach out via email if you are looking to create a foundational program, or if you hope to complement ministry formation efforts already underway. Our affordable, flexible and substantial program is designed to help you bring formation deeper into your organization, impacting culture on a large scale.
It is a great privilege to be in partnership with so many wonderful colleagues and friends in delivering formation. The hunger and need are very real for bringing formation to leaders and staff at all organizational levels. We appreciate the prayers and support of friends and colleagues like you, as we tend to the growth our formation ministry.
May the beauty of autumn season inspire you as it does us.
Beth and Bridget