Religious Formation Conference

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving religious institutes of women and men with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and lifelong formation, and general congregational membership.

Mission

The Religious Formation Conference (RFC) is a national Roman Catholic organization serving women’s and men’s religious institutes, primarily in the United States and in other countries. RFC service is directed especially toward those:

  • in the ministry of incorporation/formation in their congregations
  • presently engaged in the process of incorporation/formation in congregations
  • within all member congregations (ongoing formation).

The RFC National Office is privileged to serve Roman Catholic institutes of women and men religious with programs and services for those in the ministry of initial and life-long formation. Membership in RFC is by congregation or institute and based on the calendar year. All members or associates of that congregation or institute qualify for RFC program fees and for access to the members-only resouirces, webinars, workshops, etc.

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MISSION

The Religious Formation Conference educates and strengthens formators in their ministry of formation. The RFC engages religious communities with timely resources, services, and experiences that support initial and ongoing formation, that are responsive to an emerging future, in prophetic witness to Gospel values through personal and communal transformation.

VISION

The Religious Formation Conference will engage women and men religious in a variety of vibrant resources, services, and experiences that bring our rich religious heritage into interaction with the contemporary and cultural realities of our world by:

  • Promoting open, contemplative and collaborative dialogue;

  • Modeling and encouraging inclusivity and respect for diversity;

  • Welcoming inter-generational and inter-cultural viewpoints; and

  • Responding to God’s ongoing invitation to the “new” of religious life.

RFC

5401 S. Cornell Ave. Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
Email: rfc@relforcon.org