As the landscape of faith formation continues to evolve so too has the way the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors serves the leadership in our dioceses.Many have expressed a desire to go beyond the traditional model of faith formation so that more people are invited into a relationship with Jesus and can walk the journey of discipleship. To assist you in re-imagining faith formation in your parish we are offering:
The New England Faith Forum 2020- Reimagining Formation
Originally scheduled for August 7-8, 2020 in Nashua, NH, the Faith Forum has moved to an online format. Presentations will be offered throghout the year and we are starting on August 18, 2020 with our keynote presenter, Julianne Stanz.Please join us from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the first in a series of exciting presentations. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.
1st Virtual Presentation: START WITH JESUS : WE THE MISSIONARY PEOPLE
Speaker: Julianne Stanz
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Cost: free, though pre-registration is required
About the Presentation: Becoming a vibrant parish community is the result of small, intentional steps initiated at the parish leadership level but also accepted by each disciple personally. If our people are renewed, our parishes and ministries will be renewed. "We the people" are the ones who will renew our parishes but only if we have been renewed by the Lord Jesus Christ himself who wants us to grow as his disciples. People are always our best resource in the disciple making process. With joy, humor and practical insights, Julianne will help you to set forth a vision for reaching all people and practical ways by which we can become a community of missionary disciples that set the world on fire.
About the Speaker: Storyteller, author, retreat leader, beach glass hunter, Julianne Stanz is the Director of Parish Life andEvangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is passionate about parish life and living a joyful Catholic faith, and is a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization. Julianne has been profoundly influenced by her life growing up in Ireland. She is the author of the book "Developing Disciples of Christ" and co-author with Joe Paprocki of the book "The Catechist's Backpack- Spiritual Essentials for the Journey" by Loyola Press and blogs monthly for the website "The Catechist's Journey". She is happily married to Wayne and they have three children, two sons and a daughter.