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.

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Orientation to Formation

Overview of Orientation to Formation Workshop 

Orientation to Formation is specifically designed for formators, mentors and persons in elected leadership who attend to new members as they make their sacred journey. It provides an overview of the opportunities, gifts and challenges embedded in the ministry, an introduction to the range of resources available to the formation minister, and the opportunity to connect and share wisdom, insights and best practices with presenters, RFC staff and each other.

For this coming year Orientation to Formation 2.0 will be offered as a 4 week online experience. Participants will meet virtually four Tuesdays in October 2022, from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM CST. Some brief preparation materials will be sent in advance of each session. The online time together will consist of some additional input on specific topics, focused conversation in small groups, some large group sharing of insights, and suggestions for deepening the experience following the session. All participants will be encouraged to establish a pattern of ongoing individual and peer group supervision. Presenters for the various modules as well as RFC staff will be available for conversation and consultation with participants. There will also be an optional fifth week experience offered for elected leaders.

Registration Inquiry 

Please contact Brian Michalski, Program Manager at for questions or to be contacted with updates when registration becomes available. 


1525 E. 53rd St. | Suite 716
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773.675.8362
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Membership Opportunities

Religious Community Membership
Associate Membership
Individual Membership

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