The Office of Sponsorship provides ongoing formation opportunities for Marianist-sponsored ministries. These programs help participants grow in understanding and appreciation of the Marianist charism to help them be animators of the Marianist spirit in their ministry.
Here is a list of current formation programs:
June 11 -13, 2019, Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, Dayton, OH
If you would like to understand Marianist education as a ministry and want to strengthen the Marianist character of your school, you should participate in the Teaching as Ministry (TAM) workshop.
TAM is designed for teams of two or three teachers, administrators, or staff members who have not previously participated in the TAM experience and have at least one year’s experience in Marianist education.
November 4 – 6, 2019, Marianist Retreat & Conference Center, St. Louis
The Head to Heart (H2H) workshop teaches ways to live Marianist spirituality in everyday experiences. It provides practical applications to deepen the expression of the Marianist charism within a Marianist-sponsored ministry.
This program is designed for all lay collaborators in Marianist-sponsored schools and retreat centers (administrators, teachers, staff members, etc.).
Marianist Administrators Conference
October 20 – 22, 2019, Location TBD
The Marianist Administrators Conference (MAC) is a great opportunity to gain professional and spiritual insights and to network with leaders from other Marianist-sponsored ministries.
MAC participants include presidents and principals of sponsored schools and directors of sponsored retreat centers.
Fall 2020, Location TBD
This new workshop will help ministry leaders and governing boards address organizational challenges associated with formational ministries, learn best practices for board operation, and make decisions that are characteristically Marianist. Through a series of interactive workshops and sharing, participants will and build a stronger collaboration with each other and with the province.
Participation is by invitation and will include the CEO of each sponsored ministries and one leader selected from that ministry’s governing board.