“Faith formation encompasses the ministries and activities offered by the church that help people grow in faith and in their understanding of and love for God.”
— Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation by Robert Schnase
The Episcopal Church believes that faith formation is a lifelong learning process that is dynamic, inclusive and unceasing. Individually and communally we are transformed through our spiritual practices: the study of scripture and other wisdom teachings; the experience of liturgy and music; through participation in both formal and casual learning events; through community engagement and social justice work; and as guardians of God’s creation.
The Diocese of Olympia’s Faith Formation team helps individuals and communities grow in faith through: