Guided by the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation and the Four-fold path of Becoming Beloved Community, the diocesan office of formation supports the Christian Formation of all people of all ages and vocations in our diocese. From Becoming Beloved Community to Procter summer camp to licensed ministry training, we work with our congregations to make disciples and to further the ministry of healing and reconciliation in our relationships with God, each other, and all of God’s creation.

Formation Ministries and Offerings

Dismantling Racism Training

The next three-session Dismantling Racism Bible Study trainings will be:

  • Thursdays, March 16, 23, 30 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up here
  • Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17 at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sign up here

The trainings will be co-led by Miriam McKenny, director for dismantling racism, and other diocesan leaders. Three additional trainings will be offered in the second half of the year.

If you are not able to participate in a certification training in this way, you are invited to participate in a training through the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing online. There is a $50 charge for their program for anyone outside of the Atlanta Diocese. If you do choose to participate in this training, upon completion please send the certificate so that we can log your certification.

If you have any questions about this training requirement or how your parish can support this work of dismantling racism, please reach out to Emma Helms-Steinmetz, director of formation projects and family ministry.

Safe Church
Procter Camp and Conference Center
Becoming Beloved Community
Formation Resources and Opportunities
(content coming soon)
Training & Lay Licensure
Contact The Rev. Canon Jason Oden for information on licensed ministry training in our diocese.

Diocesan Formation Partners

Faith in Life Committee
Commission on Ministry
Commission on Congregational Life
Creation Care and Environmental Justice Commission

Non-Diocesan Formation Partners

Education for Ministry
Center for Deep Green Faith
Episcopal Preaching Foundation
Faith Communities Go Green
A Mighty Stream
Ohio Council of Churches
Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati

Formation Team

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Canon for Formation and New Episcopal Communities

The Rev. Jason Oden

Director of Formation Projects and Family Ministry

Emma Helms-Steinmetz

Director of Youth Ministry

Adam Hayden

Missioner for New Episcopal Communities

The Rev. Joseph Kovitch

Director of Dismantling Racism

Miriam McKenney

Latino Ministries

Jake Otte

Associate for Curriculum Development

The Rev. Christopher Richardson