Center for the Ministry of Teaching

Teaching & Training

CMT staff members are constantly on the road sharing faith formation ministry resources and best practices with the wider church. Check out our upcoming events below. Though we cannot guarantee that these events are open to the public, please contact the organizers listed if you’d like to attend.
If you’re interested in hosting a workshop or having the CMT present at your conference or formation training, please contact us! (Please note that in general, we cannot visit individual congregations.) A list of past presentation topics is provided below for your consideration, but we are always eager to explore new ideas and design workshops especially to meet specific needs.

Upcoming Events

Digital Media for Ministry bootcamp
October 27
General Theological Seminary
New York, New York

Fearless Formation bootcamp
October 28
St. Paul's Cathedral
San Diego, CA

Forma Annual Conference

January 24-26, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
Forma website

Past topics with Leaders and Resources

May 17 - Holy Communion: Teaching and Learning
with Anne Kitsch, Furman Buchanan and Building Faith co-editor, Matthew Kozlowski
Recording and resources here! 

April 12 - Snapchat... and the Church

with Carolyn Clement, Travis Walser and Sarah Stonesfer
Recording here!

Wisdom from the Field [March] webinar
Vacation Bible School - Reviews and Resources
Lisa Brown, Emily Given, and Matthew Kozlowski
March 15, 2017, 3-3:45pm 
Recording and resources here! 

“Aging and Spirituality” 
Webinar Series
March 28, 2017
Practical Resources for Churches, Long Island, New York
Dorothy Linthicum 
Recording available via PRC

e-Formation Bootcamp in New England
March 10-11, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Kyle Oliver, Sarah Stonesifer, Keith Anderson

Abundant Living Conference
March 6 – 8, 2017
Diocese of Texas, Camp Allen
“Nourishing Your Spirit by Facing Your Fears: Living with Dementia” keynote
Dorothy Linthicum 

“Aging and Spirituality” Adult Forum
February 26, 2017
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC
Dorothy Linthicum 

Wisdom from the Field [February] webinar

Digital Evangelism
Sarah Stonesifer, David Gortner, Sandra Montes
View the recording here!
Camps, Conference and Retreats Class

January 17 – 21, 2017 

Tuesday - Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Lisa Kimball

Wisdom from the Field [January] webinar

40 Days of Focus: Congregational Formation during Lent
Matthew Kozlowski, Sue Van Oss, Krista Lovett
January 18, 2017, 3-3:45pm 
View the recording here!

Curriculum Development and Critique
January 23 – 27, 2017

Monday – Friday, 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Dorothy Linthicum

FORMA Conference

January 25-27, 2017

Garden Grove, California

Sarah Stonesifer, panelist on "Social Media as a Platform for Transformation"

Lisa Kimball, presenting "Failure of Imagination: Reviving the Formation of Confirmation"

FORMA Conference information

Wisdom from the Field Webinar [December]
Online Giving + Churches
Kyle Oliver and Carolyn Chilton
December 15, 2016, 3-3:45pm
View recording here!

Digital Media for Ministry Course
January 9 – 13, 2017  
Monday-Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kyle Oliver and Stacy Williams-Duncan

Advent Series
December 12, 2016
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Washington, DC 
Dorothy Linthicum presenting “Blessing of Age”

Wisdom from the Field Webinar [November]
Claiming Epiphany: Theology, Practice & Good Ideas
Matthew Kozlowski, Charlotte Hand Greeson, Dorothy Linthicum
November 14, 2016, 3-3:45pm
View recording here!

e-Formation Bootcamp @ Church Divinity School of the Pacific 

November 12, 2016
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California
Kyle Oliver and Charlotte Hand Greeson

Spirituality of Parenting
October 26, 2016
St. Aidan's Center for Spiritual Deepening, Alexandria, Virginia
Matthew Kozlowski presenting
Event details
Pneuma Conference
October 17-20, 2016
Healdsburg, California
Charlotte Hand Greeson presenting "The Ministry of Formation in a Digital World"
Pneuma Conference Information

Diocese of Ottawa Clergy Conference
October 2-4, 2016
Lisa Kimball leading

Episcopal Diocese of Washington & Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Formation Retreat
September 28-30, 2016
Claggett Center, Adamstown, Maryland
Lisa Kimball presenting
Registration Information

Families at the Center of Faith Formation Symposium
September 29 - October 1, 2016
Avon, Connecticut
Matthew Kozlowski attending

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Church
September 17, 2016
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC
Janice Hicks and Dorothy Linthicum

Formation Year Workshop
September 10, 2016; Emmanual Episcopal Church (Alexandria, VA); Kristen Pitts

Spirituality of Aging 

September 11, 2016; Episcopal Church of the Resurrection Forum (Alexandria, VA); Dorothy Linthicum

Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina Christian Educators
August 26-27, 2016; Camp Gravatt (SC); Lisa Kimball and Sarah Stonesifer

Digital Media for Ministry Intensive
January 11-15; VTS; Kyle Oliver

Digital Media for Ministry (bootcamp)
January 26, 2016; APCE Conference (Chicago); Lisa Kimball & Kyle Oliver
Info: web

Public Works: Crafting Liturgies Outside the Church Doors
January 27-29, 2016; Forma Conference (Philadelphia); Charlotte Greeson
Catch up with other CMT staff at the Forma conference too!
Info: Forma

Workshop at Diocese of East Carolina Convention
February 3-4; New Bern NC; Lisa Kimball
Info: web

Christian Formation Reboot: Learning to curate digital resources (workshop)
Case Studies in a Changing Leadership Landscape (VTS lunch speakers)
February 25, 2016; CEEP Conference (Denver); Lisa Kimball & Kyle Oliver
Info: CEEP

Vestry Leadership and Faith Formation (Webinar)
March 8, 2016; Episcopal Church Foundation; Lisa Kimball & Kyle Oliver
Info: ECF

Engaging Adults
April 19, 2016 in Milwaukee WI, April 21 in Green Bay WI; Vibrant Faith; Kyle Oliver
Info: MilwaukeeGreen Bay

eFormation 2016
June 6-8, 2016; Virginia Theological Seminary
Info: eFormation

Digital Media Ministry Symposium for Theological Educators
June 9-10, 2016

Digital Media for Ministry (Christian Education Day/Bootcamp)
Kyle Oliver & Chris Hamby

Adult Faith Formation Symposium

Dorothy Linthicum & Kyle Oliver

Future of Faith Formation with Vibrant Faith Ministries (webinar)
Kyle Oliver

Christian Ethics & Digital Media
Kyle Oliver | Slides

Women's Aging Retreat
Dorothy Linthicum

School Chaplains Retreat
Lisa Kimball

Best Practices in Digital Faith Formation with Adults and Families
Kyle Oliver | Slides

Curriculum Development & Critique
Dorothy Linthicum

New Ministry Models for a Changing Church
Kyle Oliver | Slides

Spiritual resources online
Kyle Oliver | RecordingSlides

Camps, Conferences and Retreats: Experiential Learning to Transform Faith & Church
Lisa Kimball

The Once and Future Church
Lisa Kimball

Hybrid faith formation for small-group learning
Kyle Oliver | RecordingSlides

Spirituality of Aging
Dorothy Linthicum

Vacation Bible School workshop
Dorothy Linthicum & Charlotte Hand Greeson

Adult Formation in the Age of Social Media
Kyle Oliver | Slides

Hybrid learning in congregational faith formation
Kyle Oliver | Slides

Digital Media for Ministry Bootcamp: Training & Inspiration for Success
Kyle Oliver, Chris Hamby, Kate Siberine | Slides

Kindling Conference for Young Adult & Campus Ministry Leaders (invited consultant)
Kyle Oliver | Resources

Celebrating the Blessings of Social Media
Kyle Oliver | Text

Don’t Count the Boomers Out of Digital Ministry!
Dorothy Linthicum

Revisiting Paul Tillich’s “A Theology of Education”
Lisa Kimball
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CMT's Specialties:

Lisa Kimball
Faith formation and congregational development
Youth Confirmation
Adult formation
Camp, conference, and retreat ministries

Dorothy Linthicum
Older adult ministry
Curriculum development and critique
Vacation Bible School

Sarah Stonesifer
Digital media for ministry
Educational technology
Church communications

Matthew Kozlowski
Intergenerational resources
Liturgical practices

Charlotte Greeson
Faith formation for frequently relocating families
Tools and practices of parish Christian formation
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