The early church’s original discipleship formation program is the scaffolding on which BFL is built.
BFL/VEA is designed as a learning community that serves the wider church.
Participating BFL/VEA congregations were chosen to represent the breadth of the Episcopal Church.
Confirmation is the claiming of baptism and an invitation to a life of deeper discipleship lived in the community.
FORMING LIVES OF MEANING AND PURPOSE
The Baptized for Life initiative is driven by a conviction that congregations, with God’s help, can form lives of meaning and purpose;
Identifying, embracing, and sustaining each person’s Christian vocation. To learn more watch this short video.
Christian Life of Faith: Signs and thresholds along the way
For baptized Christians who wonder what their journey of faith is in relationship with God, themselves, their neighbors, and all of creation. Living your faith within the faith community asks, “How am I growing in faith within an expanding circle of believers?”
Participating Dioceses & Congregations
Hover over the map to see the name and location of each participating Diocese/Faith Community.
Baptized for Life is not just for the congregations participating in the initial project. BFL was designed with the global Episcopal Church in mind, and therefore the leadership team will continue to build a resource library that anyone may access, throughout the life of the project.
We believe that innovation, like discipleship, happens best within a supportive and generous learning community. Baptized for Life (BFL) is thankful for our partners: Virginia Theological Seminary, Lilly Endowment Inc., and The Episcopal Church. It is through their supportive gifts of time, treasure, and talent, that BFL and our participating congregations are able to dive deeply into their baptismal call to live lives of meaning and purpose.