Announcing eFormation 2017: You are Invited!

“eFormation is a learning community and an ecumenical conference on ministry in a digital world, for leaders invested in the future of the church.”



What is eFormation?
eFormation is a 21st century learning community, focused on digital media for ministry. In 2012 the Center for the Ministry of Teaching started eFormation to gather, share, and train faith leaders in digital media. Now there are eFormation events around the country. The largest gathering is our flagship event at Virginia Theological Seminary (Alexandria, VA) on June 5-6, 2017.

Registration is open – you are invited to this exciting event!

eFormation 2017 at Virginia Theological Seminary


What Will this Year’s Conference be Like?
This 2017 eFormation conference will be a bit different than in previous years. This year we will host a two day conference: Monday June 5th is a pre-conference leadership summit, and Tuesday June 6th is a full slate of workshops. Additionally, there will be a special Monday evening lecture on educational neuroscience. The lineup of presenters and workshop leaders is tremendous. Check out the following leaders and topics:

John RobertoDigital Tools for Faith Formation with All Ages /
Faith Formation for Every Adult in the Congregation in a Digital Culture

Keith AndersonFaith Formation Online

Kyle OliverHybrid Faith Formation

David Gortner + Jeremy TackettDigital Evangelism

Judy Fentress-WilliamsMonday pre-conference leader

Ramelle McCall and Becky Zartman – Monday pre-conference leader

Glenn Whitman and Ian KelleherEducational Neuroscience (Monday evening)

Lorenzo LebrijaTrying Everything: Experiences of Digital Evangelism and Fundraising

Steve ThomasonVisuals and Storyboarding for Presentations and Sermons

Hugo OlaizLatinos, Social Media, and the Church: An Overview

Nurya Love ParishWebsite 101, 102 /
Implementation of Video in Ministry

Bethany StolleTheology and Design Thinking (webinar only)

Christian Anderson + Trevor BlackAnyone Can Make Videos

Eduardo RiveraEasy Graphic Design

Kim ArakawaStrengthening Message and Connection to Support Mission

Santiago RodriguezUsing Social Media to Create Community and Understanding

Stacy Williams-Duncan  – Creating Space and Community Online with Video Meetings

Kenji KuramitsuDoing Theology Online

Bryan Miller + Michael GeweckeDispelling Social Media Myths /
Communication Plans 101

Kelsey ParrishYou Have It, Now What?! Sharing Your Resources


Who Comes to eFormation?
Anyone interested in ministry, and how ministry is changing in this digital world. For example: formation leaders and Christian educators; church staff and volunteers; parish communicators; clergy of all denominations; chaplains; teachers; college/seminary students; and denominational leaders.

Webinar Access for eFormation 2017
If you can’t make it to Alexandria, you can still experience eFormation via online webinar access. For just $60, you can watch, listen, and interact with 4 workshops on Tuesday (choose from 9 workshops total). We will announce these webinar workshops soon – you can suggest your preferences by contacting us.

Register for eFormation 2017
Register today for this exciting event! eFormation is committed to affordable and flexible pricing. You can register for any combination of Monday, Tuesday, Monday evening, etc. Check out the registration page for full details, prices, and options.

Want to Learn More?
For more information on eFormation, check out the main webpage: www.eformationvts.org. Look for updates and pictures on the eFormation Facebook page. Finally, reach out to our Digital Missioner Sarah Stonesifer at sstonesifer@vts.edu.


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