Christian Formation

Faith formation for all God’s people in an era of change

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June 12 – 16, 2017

Every day we experience the reality that we are living, not only in an era of change, but in a change of eras. We need a new vision of forming faith—an ecosystem of intergenerational relationships including faith experiences at church, family faith at home and missional formation to the unaffiliated. All of which is supported by digitally enabled and digitally connected faith formation to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime.

2017 Christian Formation Conference: Faith Formation in an Era of Change

 
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About the Conference

The Christian Formation Conference has been a Kanuga staple since 1928. Each year, clergy, professional educators and countless volunteers come together to share the best formation practices, be inspired by great speakers and be rekindled for ministry.

Keynote Speaker

John RobertoJohn Roberto is president of LifelongFaith Associates and serves as a consultant to churches and national organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops on faith formation. He has authored numerous books and program manuals on faith formation, including his latest, Families at the Center of Faith Formation (editor and co-author, 2016) and Seasons of Adult Faith Formation (editor and co-author, 2015).

Conference Staff

Kathy GrahamCoordinator
Kathy Graham is the coordinator for Lifelong Christian Formation in the Diocese of Alabama and a former director of Christian Formation in two parishes. With a master’s degree in early childhood education, Kathy began her career in formation when the thinking was that being a mother and a teacher was all that was needed. She quickly learned otherwise, and through Kanuga and NAECED (now FORMA) conferences, she learned skills vital to her ministry. She began attending the Kanuga conference when her youngest was in the first grade; he is now a rising college junior. She also has a 24- and 22-year-old.

The Rev. Alison CarmodyChaplain
The Rev. Alison Carmody grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee and graduated from UT in Knoxville with a degree in elementary education. After her marriage, she taught for a few years and then stayed at home to raise their two daughters. When they first moved to Birmingham, Alison transferred her membership to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and became very involved in many activities in the parish. Over time, Alison was drawn to serve at the altar and eventually was approved for ordination by the diocese. Alison graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2000 and has served on staff at All Saints’ in Homewood, St. Stephen’s and Church of the Holy Spirit.

Vicky TavernierMusician
Vicky Tavernier has been a church musician since her legs were long enough to reach the organ pedals. She’s directed both adult and children’s choirs and even led a praise and worship band for a while. She loves it all—guitars, chimes, boom whackers, ukuleles and band instruments are all used to express joie de vivre in a service. One of Vicky’s favorite memories is that of playing a nose harp on stage at an adult VBS with two other crazy people. Intuition directs her choices; zeal fuels her passion. Vicky always asks God what She wants to hear when choosing hymns. She’s open-minded and works best in a team environment. The more people have a chance to share their gifts the better.

Rates

Double Occupancy
$610 per person $549 if registered by February 12
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Single Occupancy
$770 per person $693 if registered by February 12
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities. (Based on availability)

Commuter
$350 per person $315 if registered by February 12
Includes program, lunches, suppers and use of recreational facilities.

Non-participating guest
$430 per person $387 if registered by February 12
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Youth (age 10-18)
$300 per person $270 if registered by February 12
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Child (age 3-9)
$200 per person $180 if registered by February 12
Includes program, lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities.

Infant/Toddler (2 and under)
No charge for room and board.

There is a $105 fee for those who choose to participate in Kanuga’s nursery program during plenary sessions and workshops. Register for nursery care upon arrival; this fee will be added to your final invoice.

Optional Early Arrival on June 11
$80 per person
Includes lodging, meals and use of recreational facilities

Payment

Deposit: $100 per person Nonrefundable. Nontransferable. Deposit deducted from total fee.
Balance Due: May 11

(To register after this date, please send a check or use a credit card for the full amount.)

Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least three weeks (21 days) before the event start date will result in a refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 20-15 days before the event start date will receive a 50% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made 14-8 days before the event start date will receive a 25% refund, minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in: 4–6 p.m. Monday, June 12
Check-out: after breakfast Friday, June 16

Registration & Discounts

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For financial assistance, download the printable application below.

Scholarship Request
 
Kanuga is pleased to offer a special team discount to groups such as churches, vestries, diocese and organizations in effort to help make the Kanuga experience more accessible. Register your team together and make the $100.00 deposit for each person. Kanuga will apply a 15% discount per person to the balance due when the necessary six or more participants have been registered. Participants must register at the same time; later additions will not be eligible for the discount. In addition, if group size falls below six participants the discount is retracted. Please note that this offer expires 30 days prior to the conference start date.
 

For more information, please contact Adult Conferences Director Chris Lynn at 828-692-9136, ext. 2818, or chris.lynn@kanuga.org.