Four Pillars of Formation
“Effective formation methods address the whole person: emotions, imagination, will, heart, and mind.
It is the whole person who ministers, so the whole person is the proper subject of formation.”
In providing a consistent development process, we are using a slightly modified version of the four pillars that are defined for priestly and diaconal formation: human, spiritual, doctrinal and pastoral. Since priests, deacons and lay men and women, working together, provide the pastoral and ministerial leadership for the church community, it is fitting that a similar framework is used as a guide for all three formation programs.