Formation is the process that shapes us into loving and forgiving images of Christ.
At All Saints-by-the-Sea, we believe that being shaped after the image of Christ is not a one-time event or the product of an education class, but a rich, ongoing growth into the full humanity God desires for us. We believe we become more faithful people not only by enjoying opportunities to educate ourselves but also by committing ourselves to faithful relationships; affirming friendships that shape us into the kind of people we want to be.
As Episcopalians, we know that formation begins with our baptism and continues throughout our lives. Formation, as one friend of ours likes to say, shapes us to “desire better desires.”