November is a wonderful time to consider the shoulders we stand upon, and to give thanks for the larger communion of which we are a part. We at Leadership Formation Partners and Mission: Day by Day are thankful for so much, especially the people, organizations and opportunities that have been part of our journey over the last three years.
2016 has been a year of growth and learning. Our partnerships continue to expand as we add cohorts in existing systems and welcome new partners. We reach a milestone this year with more than 500 participants in Mission: Day by Day. Our mission continues to grow.
This year LFP travelled to the Catholic Health Association Assembly in Orlando in June. Bridget and Beth led an innovative learning lab – Tilling the Soil: Preparing the Organization for Formation – the best attended at the conference! (Click here to request our helpful guide.) In August we traveled to Atlanta to be with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). We enjoyed the warm hospitality and prophetic witness of over 800 women religious. LFP was well-received and we began a number of valuable conversations and relationships. The appetite – and need – for formation is great.
Thinking about formation
Participants and organizational leaders alike note the profound impact of Mission: Day by Day. One Sponsor notes:
“Mission: Day by Day meets participants where they are, as an instrument of grace in taking them so much further and deeper, with a ripple effect throughout the entire ministry.The impact on participants at Agnesian HealthCare has been both formative and transformative. Participants are more self-aware, recognize the sacred in the ordinary more readily, realize the need for reflection, and have taken in the reality they are entrusted with continuing the mission of Jesus and the congregation into the future.”
-Sr Mary Noel Brown, CSA, Executive Leader of Sponsorship, Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
Are you thinking about formation? Mission: Day by Day, an affordable two-year program, may complement the formation efforts you already have underway. Note that starting times in the new year are staggered to meet client needs; so, there is still time to begin a new cohort.
Final note of thanks
We add a heartfelt thanks to all involved in our ministry: our creative web developer, our talented ethicists, our amazing editor and graphic designer; very importantly, the diverse and skilled facilitators of Mission: Day by Day – the “shepherds” and “shepherdesses” who tend to the wonderful MDBD participants. We also offer thanks to the sponsors and executives who hold the vision for widespread formation; and all those who pray for us and support us in the ministry. We could not do this work without each one of you.
Abundant blessings on your Thanksgiving celebration,
About Mission: Day by Day
Mission: Day by Day is an innovative and affordable ministry leadership formation program for established or emerging leaders from all levels of your organization who demonstrate a lived commitment to the mission and values. Suitable for foundational and ongoing formation, this program is designed to help you expand formation efforts deeper into your organization. For more information, click below for our “fact sheet” or reach out to Beth McPherson at Beth@lfpnow.com.