Bishop’s Day of Formation


Bishop's Day of Formation

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock

The diocese presents its second Bishop's Day of Formation. Nationally recognized formation specialist Vicky Garvey will be the keynote speaker, and local formation leaders will lead workshops focused on creative Christian formation for all ages.

Keynote Speaker

Vicky Garvey is most recently from Chicago where she served as the Canon for Lifelong Formation for 16 years. Vicky was also a seminary professor at Seabury seminary. She speaks nationally now and is on the faculty of the Forma Certificate of Youth and Children Ministry and the Certificate of Leadership in Lifelong Formation.

Workshops will be offered by Arkansas formation ministers from churches across the state, including Jeannie McCabe, Jerusalem Greer, Ashley Haggard, Samantha Haycock, Marna Franson, and Sandra Curtis.

Vicky Garvey

Vicky Garvey

Workshops and Presenters

Engaging in Spiritual Practices with Children

Children are spiritual beings with minds open to wonder.  In this workshop we will share practices and events that can tap into that wonder and engage them at that level.  

The Rev. Sandra Curtis is the Lower School chaplain at Episcopal Collegiate School and also serves as the dean of the Iona Collaborative in Arkansas for the Diocese.  The Iona Collaborative is three year training program for deacons and local priests through the Seminary of the Southwest to support congregations in Arkansas.

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