Annual Faith Formation Leaders Gathering:

      The Way of Love
with Jerusalem Greer

Looking for ways to adapt
your faith formation offerings
meet the needs of today's children, youth and families?

This gathering is for you!


Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center
401 Sawmill Road
Greenfield, NH 03047

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Julie Lytle
Episcopal Province of New England

Bishop Michael Curry has issued an invitation for us, in the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, to embrace "The Way of Love."  It is based on principles developed by the 1st century Movement, inspired by Jesus, that committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. To help us grow more deeply with Jesus Christ and identify ways we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world, the Episcopal Church has develop a rich set of resources framed by seven practices: Turn - Learn - Pray - Worship - Bless - Go - Rest  (See The Way of Love website). This year's faith formation leaders gathering is designed to give us experiences of these practices and learn ways to bring them to our communities.

Jerusalem Greer is a member of The Way of Love creation and leadership team. She brings loads of experience from her work with as the part-time Minister of Formation and Connection at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway Arkansas, VTS' Baptized for Life: An Episcopal Discipleship Initiative, and author.  You can read more about her and find her essays on her blog, as well as Building Faith and Forward Day by Day. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons in rural Arkansas and, as a family, is attempting to live a slower version of the modern life.  

This is your chance to join faith formation practitioners - lay and ordained, paid and non-stipended - from across New England to
  • share stories and offer mutual support
  • discover ways to bring the values, principles and practices of The Way of Love into your community practice
  • enjoy good food 
  • rest and renew in a beautiful setting
Thursday evening will be a time to reconnect with longtime friends, meet new ones, and map what is happening in our local and diocesan contexts.  Friday and Saturday, Jerusalem will help us identify ways to bring The Way of Love Practices of Turn - Learn - Pray - Worship - Bless - Go - Rest, into our lives and the life of our community


There are two options for participation.

OPTION A: The full workshop begins with dinner at 6 pm at Barbara C Harris Camp and Conference Center on Thursday, March 14 and concludes with lunch on Saturday, March 16.  All meals are included with your choice of a private lodge room, shared lodge room or shared adult cabin (4 per building).

OPTION B: For those who can only get away one night, you can join us for dinner at 6 pm on Friday for half the cost. 

We have attempted to keep the cost for this offering low. All conference costs are being paid by a Province 1 Sowing Seeds of God's Mission Grant. Still, our goal is to eliminate obstacles to participation.  If you or your community can help offset costs for someone else to participate, please consider a donation. If you need help, please contact Julie Lytle,, about the potential for a partial scholarship. 

GUARANTEED REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS January 14; As available reservations taken until February 4, 2019.
Participation is limited; there are 30 spaces.
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Faith formation leaders from across Province I gather each year for informal networking, resource sharing, and lifelong education. In the past four years we have explored Godly Play "Outside the Box" (2018, Andrew Sheldon), Alternative Models of Sunday School (2016, Prov I leaders), Faith @ Home (2015, Wendy Barrie), and The Once and Future Church (2014, Lisa Kimball and Tricia Lyons). To learn more abouth the annual gathering and other resources from The Episcopal Province of New England (Province I), see the website here or contact Julie Lytle,