Workshops for your Parish

We want to form your parish to go on mission!



The Institute for Ministry Formation provides spiritual formation designed to help your parish  cultivate an environment that fosters growth in holiness and forms mature disciples on mission.

We offer a variety of workshops and retreats that are designed to form, equip and activate missionary disciples within your parish.



Workshops Include:

Art of Accompaniment Workshops

Art of Accompaniment workshops provide the general concepts of the “Art of Accompaniment” that can be tailored to a variety of settings and ministries. Participants learn how to integrate accompaniment skills in their specific ministry setting at the parish to accompany others on their journey of faith.

Art of Accompaniment workshops are ideal for:

  • Sponsor Couples
  • Catechists
  • Small Group Leaders
  • Parish Staff
  • Youth Ministers
  • Anyone who desires to learn how to accompany others on their journey of faith


Small Group Formation Workshops

The Institute for Formation workshops are designed to equip and train small group leaders to lead effective and transformative small groups in a parish setting.  We help participants build a healthy small group foundation that supports growth in holiness and authentic relationships. The Institute for Ministry Formation’s small group formation workshop is a great way to launch any small group model or program at your parish.


Spiritual Gifts Workshops

The Institute for Ministry formation assists parishes with charism discernment by accompanying them through the Siena Institute’s Called & GiftedDiscernment Process.  The IMF will assist with the Called and Gifted workshop, Gifts interviews, and will help parishes create small groups where parishioners can receive support and feedback as they discern potential charisms in depth.

The Institute for Ministry formation will also assist parishes to initiate new ministries based on charisms and will help integrate charisms into pre-existing ministries.


Radical Hospitality Workshops

Radical Hospitality sets the stage for an encounter with Christ and is therefore an essential building block to evangelization.  The Institute for Ministry Formation’s Radical Hospitality workshops equip parishes with both spiritual formation and concrete tools to create a culture of encounter and belonging at their parishes.


Parish Staff Formation

Beyond workshops and retreats, the Institute for Ministry Formation offers parish staff formation on topics related to Missionary Discipleship.  The IMF provides formation in prayer, spiritual gifts, mission and growth in holiness.  The IMF also provides coaching in the CliftonStrengths assessment to help parish staff recognize and leverage their strengths.