Once again, Advent is here — a time to watch and wait, to pause in the midst of holiday activity to make room for the God who enters our lives anew. At Leadership Formation Partners, we recently marked the beginning of this beautiful season with our second annual Advent mini-retreat, joining facilitators and friends in our ministry. We have much to celebrate as we move into our fifth year.
This past summer, we were proud to receive a prestigious award from the eLearning Guild, the oldest and largest international elearning professional community. Out of a wide variety of industries, LFP’s Mission: Day by Day was honored as Best Blended Learning Solution. We were recognized for our model that combines synchronous (all together at the same time) and asynchronous (scheduled when convenient for participants) learning, blended with in-person and online community, individual and group reflection. We are proud to participate in the Guild’s mission to build a better elearning industry for everyone.
The Wider Impact of Mission: Day by Day
We stand in awe as we learn how Mission: Day by Day is making a difference in the organizations we serve. “I have seen a growth in our knowledge and articulation of what it means to be part of a Catholic Healthcare organization,” Agnesian HealthCare Director Angie Mattheis wrote to us. “I have watched the development of heartfelt mission-driven relationships among the participants. Together they have shared experiences, acknowledged strengths and worked on opportunities to integrate mission further into our organization. Participants have a true commitment to carry on the gift given to us by our legacy sisters. Mission: Day by Day has given participants the resources and confidence to carry these traditions on to those we serve.”
We are blessed to work with partner organizations like Agnesian HealthCare. Reach out for a conversation to learn how Mission: Day by Day can bring formation deeper and wider into your organization.
On the Horizon: New Programs For 2018
Mission: Day by Day alumni continue to challenge us with the question, “What’s next?” We know your associates ask the same question. We have also been hearing, “What do you have beyond healthcare?” To that end, our new programs are designed more generally for all Catholic ministries, customizable to the individual ministry settings.
The first two offerings are Spirituality: Day by Day and Governance: Day by Day. Both programs apply our award-winning design to the need for formation at all levels of a Catholic organization. Governance: Day by Day is adapted for participants in a board or sponsor setting. Spirituality: Day by Day is being adapted for staff formation.
We invite you to experience our design this spring with participants from different settings throughout the country as we hold an open program of Spirituality: Day by Day. Reach out to learn more about joining a pilot.
Supporting Your Formation Strategy
In the coming year, let us help you make formation happen in a bigger, bolder way. Learn more about our affordable and flexible formation programs for all levels of people in your ministry. Reach out to learn more about joining a pilot or for a conversation about customizing a scalable formation program.
The work of formation belongs to God. We are privileged to participate in it, and to share it with you.
Blessings and Advent hope,
Bridget & Beth