Formation Facilitation and Easter Hope
We love Easter at LFP. We enjoy how this time gives us a chance to pause and appreciate the great mysteries of our faith: that death is not the end of our story and that hope may be found in surprising places and even in our midst. In reflecting upon our formation ministry this season we find hope, especially among those who shepherd the formation process in their local communities.
Over the past five years LFP has trained and supported well over 50 facilitators to lead formation programming in their communities. We’ve been inspired and humbled by their zeal for the mission, and their dedication and reverence for the role, as they bring creativity and joy to this sacred work. Working in pairs with complementary skills, the facilitators represent various disciplines, including nursing, organizational development, ancillary services and of course mission. Facilitators bring local cohorts of participants together for reflection and dialogue in order to integrate formation learning and solidify mission competencies.
LFP works closely with these facilitators throughout the implementation of their local formation program to help ensure their success. Facilitators receive training, ongoing coaching and spiritual formation to enhance their professional development. Read more about how SSM Health Agnesian has built a community of facilitators who have helped shaped the culture and supported the organization in a time of transition.
Upcoming Webinar: Five Best Practices for Facilitating Formation
We are eager to share what we have learned through the years about what makes for great formation facilitation. Please join LFP managing partners, Beth McPherson and Bridget Deegan-Krause, on Wednesday, May 15 for a live, interactive presentation. Bring your ideas and questions to share. Register today or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
1pm ET / 12pm CT / 11am MT / 10am PT
This is a complimentary webinar!
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