Good Shepherd Initial Formation within the Asia Pacific region will be holistic, experiential and transformative. It will integrate new information and understandings of religious life and the world around us in order to enable formation to be a vibrant, just and evolving system.
The focus of the Formation Team is the initial stages of formation of Sisters in the Asia Pacific region. Working together and learning from each other to ensure a holistic and relevant formation that prepares, renews and sustains candidates to religious life in today’s realities. It aims to provide support for the development of the Holistic Model of formation in the provinces.
All members of the Formation Team have participated in the 2 Modules: Formation - A Living Story at the Heart of Good Shepherd Mission, sponsored by the Congregational Leadership Team, held in the Philippines.
Following this, the Team commits to plan programmes for follow-up learnings and skill development so as to continue to nurture new life in the Provinces of Asia Pacific.
The Team also commits to share and tap resources with other regions in the implementation of the holistic model.
The Team has developed guidelines for growth assessment making use of the criteria for the different levels of formation.