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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2018 Membership Information

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP – fee varies, see fee structure, paid annually, rolling membership

Religious community membership is open to religious institutes of vowed women and men religious (e.g., congregation, province, government unit, etc.).

When such a unit joins the RFC, every vowed member who belongs to that unit enjoys the benefits of membership.

Benefits of membership

  • Electronic mailings to the unit’s primary liaisons for circulation to all vowed members
  • Access to InFormation, RFC’s ever-popular quarterly bulletin
  • Access to members-only content: resources, articles and more on the RFC members page
  • Access to video archive of past presentations and webinars
  • Access to the RFC discussion group - a national & international networking platform
  • Reduced rates for all RFC programming
    • ForMission Program
    • Life Commitment Program
    • Orientation to Formation Program
    • Regional Workshops
    • Congress (biennial national gathering)
  • Community name listed on the RFC website with website link
  • Consultation services with the National Office

The membership form is provided electronically (below and to the left).  The form can be completed by computer and saved as an electronic record for yourself.  To move between fields in the form use the tab key. To check the boxes click on the one that is your answer.

After filling in the form, please print the form and send it together with your check to:

Religious Formation Conference
Attn: Membership 2018
5401 S. Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – fee varies, paid annually, rolling membership

Associate membership is open to those entities, organizations, governing units, etc. whose mission includes religious formation.

When such an entity joins the RFC, every member who belongs to that unit enjoys the benefits of membership.

Eligibility for Associate membership is determined by the RFC. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Entities in the U.S. whose mission also includes the formation of women and men religious (e.g., Institute of Religious Formation, Catholic Theological Union; Ministry to Ministers, Oblate School of Theology)
  • Entities in the U.S. whose mission includes the formation of those in associate programs of women and men religious (e.g., Mercy Associates)
  • Entities internationally and regionally who desire additional English-language formation resources, articles, etc.
  • General councils of international congregations who exercise leadership in their community and guide the formative program for their members.

Benefits of membership

  • Electronic mailings to the unit’s primary liaisons for circulation to all members
  • Access to InFormation, RFC’s ever-popular quarterly bulletin
  • Access to members-only content: resources, articles and more on the RFC members page
  • Access to video archive of past presentations and webinars
  • Reduced rates for applicable RFC programming (e.g., workshops, Congress, etc.)*
  • Community name listed on the RFC website with website link
  • Consultation services with the National Office

<<Click here to apply for Associate Membership>> 
 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $75 USD/individual, paid annually, rolling membership

Individual membership is open to individuals whose ministry includes religious formation. Eligibility for individual membership is determined by the RFC. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual vowed religious whose institutes are not members of the RFC
  • Vicars for Religious
  • Executive Directors/Directors of U.S., regional and international religious organizations
  • Director/Coordinators of associate programs (e.g., Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Director of Associates)  

Benefits of membership

  • Individual members receive the same benefits of associate membership (see above)
  • Individual members who are vowed members of religious institutes are eligible for reduced rates for all RFC programming (e.g., ForMission)
  • Individual members who are vowed members of religious institutes have access to the RFC discussion group - a national & international networking platform

<<Click here to apply for individual membership>>
 

RFC

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