"Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others and all creation. In this process we are transformed into the people God wants us to be. As 21st century Episcopalians, we still long for the inheritance common to all Christians in all times and places - to be united in Christ, who calls us in the power of the Holy Spirit to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and bodies; to love our neighbors as ourselves; and to make disciples, baptize and teach. In our Baptismal Covenant, The Episcopal Church has gracefully articulated the way in which we answer Christ’s call. Lifelong Christian formation describes the many processes by which we live into that covenant."
From The Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation