Mission Statements of Consortium Member Parishes. Colorado St. John s Cathedral, Denver: To know Christ and to make Christ known.

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Mission Statements of Consortium Member Parishes. Colorado St. John s Cathedral, Denver: To know Christ and to make Christ known."

Transcription

1 Mission Statements of Consortium Member Parishes California St. James, Los Angeles: Our mission is to enable individuals to discern and carry out their ministries as Christians. Our goal is to become, through our worship and music, our educational programs and our service to those in need, a model company of faithful people who both honor their varied cultural traditions and actively share in building the family of Christ. Colorado St. John s Cathedral, Denver: To know Christ and to make Christ known. Connecticut St. Mark s, New Canaan: A Community of Faith, Hope and Love St. James, New London is called to serve God, Christ and the community of greater New London. Christ and Holy Trinity, Westport: We are disciples of Christ, following his commandment to love and worship God above all, and to love and serve our neighbors as ourselves. Delaware Immanuel Highlands, Wilmington is an Episcopal Church with a richly diverse and caring congregation, dedicated to getting to know God and Christ through the Eucharist, and through each other. We are called to know God and make God known; support one another in our life in Christ, and to serve Christ in all people. Florida Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach: God is radiantly present in the world, in our community and in our church. In joyful response to God's call, Christ Church faithfully reaches out in worship, study, and service. St. Boniface, Sarasota: The mission of Saint Boniface is to continue Christ's Ministry in the world through worship, teaching, healing and service Georgia St. James, Marietta: The mission statement of Saint James' Episcopal Church is to be an inclusive body of faith in the Anglican Tradition, offering everyone spiritual nourishment and growth, and making a difference in our community and the world. Illinois St. James Cathedral, Chicago: St. James is a community of evangelists, called to proclaim the transforming love of God in Christ through worship, spiritual formation, outreach, social action, and radical, outrageous hospitality. St. Paul s Parish, Riverside: St. Paul s Parish mission is evangelization, that is, the life-long process of helping people grow into their God-given ministry. St. Paul s does this by being a Catholic religious community centered in the Eucharist, providing educational and spiritual development and ongoing support so that people, through their unique ministries, can in turn reach out to others. Holy Spirit, Lake Forest: The mission of The Church of the Holy Spirit is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ as witnessed through worship, service, and mutual love.

2 Indiana Christ Church Cathedral, Indy: As servants of the Risen Christ, we are called to invite all people to the foot of the cross so that together we may live the grace of the Resurrection. Trinity, Indy: God calls Trinity Episcopal Church to be a living witness to Christ's Grace and the power of the Holy Spirit as we: Pray and worship; Nourish our parish community; Seek and serve our neighbor; Proclaim God's love for everyone--in the name of Jesus our Lord. Kentucky St. James, Pewee Valley: Building the Future on a Foundation of Tradition. Louisana Trinity, New Orleans: Acting in God s love, Trinity Church welcomes everyone to enthusiastically live the Christian faith. We call our members to worship and prayer, lifelong education, spiritual growth, cheerful giving, and active ministries within our communities. All members serve as witnesses to Jesus Christ. Maryland All Hallows, Birdsville: Our Mission at All Hallows' is to worship God through Jesus Christ,welcoming all people into fellowship and, together, becoming a community of disciples who practice the Great Commandments, loving the Lord our God and loving our neighbors as ourselves, and living out the Great Commission, making disciples of all and teaching them to keep Christ's Commandments. We are engaged in a lifelong Christian journey to love and serve the Lord by discovering our gifts and callings and by growing through the spiritual disciplines. Christ Church, Rockville Vision Statement: +We are a community in Christ, sharing God s abundance and grace. +We seek God s forgiveness, for we suffer from the sins of pride, jealousy, and envy. +We seek to personify the grace and love of Christ by understanding and responding to the needs of our congregation and community and by eliminating the prejudice and fear of change that create divisions among us. +We trust in God s compassion and healing as we acknowledge that our unfulfilled lives and broken relationships paralyze and discourage us. +We spread the good news of Jesus promise of salvation. +Our common need for community and connection compels us to embrace diversity and welcome all people into our community of faith. +We are called to glorify God and to serve others. Michigan St. James, Birmingham: As a community of believers in Jesus Christ, we seek to fulfill our Baptismal Covenant. We believe that God calls us to provide for the spiritual needs of all people. We strive for lifelong Christian growth through worship, education, fellowship, outreach, stewardship and witness. The mission of Christ Church Grosse Pointe is to bring God and people together to know and live the Good News of Jesus Christ. Minnesota St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis: is a welcoming faith community called by God to peace and reconciliation through inspiring worship, spiritual growth, passionate hospitality and service to others in the love of Jesus Christ.

3 Missouri St. Michael & St. George, St. Louis: The project of our parish is the continuity of Christ across two-thousand years: The continuity of his mercy, the continuity of his love, and the continuity of his victory over death and sin. St. Peter s, Ladue: We are a Christian community dedicated to knowing and serving God by: Providing a haven for worship, education, spiritual nourishment, and fellowship; sharing our time, talents and resources with the broader community; and building trust and understanding among all people. New Jersey Trinity and St. Philip s Cathedral, Newark: We believe in and serve God. We are committed to building our community, embracing diversity and fostering change through spiritual growth, hospitality, education and outreach. We stand as a beacon of light and hope to Newark and the greater community. Christ Church, Short Hills: To be a center of Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition through ongoing worship and pastoral care; to provide educational opportunities for children and adults to grow in their faith through reflection on Scripture, reason and the tradition of the Church; and to meet the ever changing challenges and needs of the community, the diocese and the world through our outreach and prayers. St. Peter s, Morristown: It is our hope that you will find here a place of beauty, refreshment, and peace; a safe haven amidst the frenzy of life. We hope that you will often experience here some sense of the spaciousness and hospitality of a God who loves each of us more than we could ever ask or imagine. We hope that you will join us in the journey toward justice and peace as we strive to respect the dignity of every human being. We invite you to enter into the richness and diversity of our life together at St. Peter s. We pray that, in your engagement with this exciting parish community in its vast range of programs and ministries, your heart and imagination will be filled and stirred, so that your own witness to the love of God might be radiant and bold. St. Paul s, Westfield: St. Paul's is a community of faith. We serve Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study, and service in the tradition of the Episcopal church in the Anglican Communion. We warmly welcome all persons to join with us in Christian worship and fellowship. Grace, Madison: The purpose of Grace Church is: To worship and serve God, To welcome all those who seek a Christian community to worship and serve God with us; To minister to the needs of the congregation, the greater community and the world, demonstrating Christ s love for all people; To strengthen the faith and assure the continued vitality of our parish. We will accomplish this by: Meeting the spiritual and social needs of our congregation through excellence in worship and parish programs; Opening our doors to others by providing a variety of worship, spiritual formation and social activities as well as physical access to those activities; Increasing our contribution to outreach ministries annually with the goal of moving ever closer to the ideal of devoting one-half of our income to needs outside the parish Reaching out to our community to attract and retain new members and revitalize inactive parishioners Maintaining and improving our physical resources for the long-term benefit of the parish Focusing on building our financial and other resources in order to increase our capacity for growth in outreach and other programs.

4 New York Trinity Memorial, Binghamton: In response to Christ s call to go into the world, we commit ourselves to nourish and strengthen our faith, to serve Christ and, through our actions, inspire others. St. Michael s, New York City: The mission of St. Michael's Church is to witness, through its worship, ministries and community activities, to the spirit, teachings and love of Christ; to offer strength and love to each other; and to reach out and draw others into our diverse parish family. North Carolina Chapel of the Cross Chapel Hill: We are called to: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; learn and teach the Christian faith; love one another; strive for justice and peace among all people; care for those in need; share our many blessings; and do all with truly thankful hearts in the name of Jesus. Ohio Christ Cathedral, Cincinnati: We recognize that we have an important role to play in the future of our community, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio and the American Church. Key to our ministry is the fostering of the faith of Jesus Christ among a diverse membership. As a Cathedral, we serve as a source of strength for the entire Diocese by providing an enhanced place for worship, a welcoming church home-away-from-home, and a resource for Diocesan and community spiritual needs. We also serve as a Center of Reconciliation to build healing relationships among peoples of all races and creeds. St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights is a living, evolving community of Christian people.who worship together according to the Anglican tradition. We seek to know God and God's will for us; to care.for each other; and to support each other in.the exercise of our ministries among our.neighbors and in the wider world Pennsylvania Calvary, Pittsburgh: Calvary is a community that strives to: Welcome all in the name of Christ; Worship God in the beauty of holiness; Offer spiritual refreshment and nurture; Challenge all to a committed and active expression of their faith in Jesus Christ through: Word and Sacrament, Teaching and Learning, Stewardship and Service. Saint James, Lancaster: is comprised of approximately 1200 parishioners who use their time, talent, and treasure as they strive to "Make the love of God real every day" through their work in our parish, community, and world. Rhode Island St. John s, Barrington: The Mission of St. John's Church is to be a community of Christians committed to the care, nourishment and spiritual growth of all. Texas St. David's, Austin is a diverse worshipping community of believers unified in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to receive and share God's love, hope, joy, vitality, and vision as we serve others. St. Francis, Houston: Within the Body of Christ, the St. Francis Community is committed to nurturing the spiritual, educational and physical development of all of God s people. Trinity, Longview is driven by Faith to: Glorify God through Worship, Reflect Christ's Love, and Grow & Serve through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Saint Michael and All Angels, Dallas: Our mission is to build the Kingdom of God through the power of Almighty God, the love of Jesus Christ, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We

5 believe that our Mission is best realized through faithfulness and excellence in Worship, Pastoral Care, Christian Education, Outreach, Evangelism and Parish Administration Virginia Christ Church, Alexandria: Christ Church embodies God's unbounded love by embracing, liberating, and empowering people, whoever they are and wherever they find themselves on their journeys of faith. Christ and St. Luke's, Norfolk: Our mission is to share with all persons the worship, teaching, and joy of our Lord as our heritage knows them, and through our witness to bring others to love and serve Him. Our ministry is to reach out to all in need of care, nurture, and healing. St. Paul s, Richmond Vision Satement: St. Paul s, a welcoming, growing church in downtown Richmond, seeks to positively change lives in the world around us by: Celebrating God s love through inspiring liturgy, preaching and music Connecting with God and each other through prayer; Building faith and equipping our lives through Christian Education; Reaching out and serving the needs of our broader community; Nurturing vital youth and children s ministries; Seeking our potential through growth and stewardship of God s gifts to us; Affirming, support and caring for each other; Sharing our parish community with others. Our diversity is both our strength and our challenge. Together we share laughter, fellowship and joy. Washington St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, as the Cathedral for the Diocese of Olympia, seeks to be a place in which the living God is encountered by all persons, and boldly to proclaim the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of the Northwest. Trinity, Seattle: We invite you to share in the Church's pilgrimage: to follow Christ. Join us in worshipping God in the fellowship of the Church. Share with us in witnessing God's love in Christ and in working, praying, and giving for the increase of Christ's Kingdom.

ALABAMA Birmingham Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Opeuka Flat Rock Baptist Church or

ALABAMA Birmingham Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Opeuka Flat Rock Baptist Church or ALABAMA Birmingham Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 205-798-0371 Opeuka Flat Rock Baptist Church 334-749-6934 or 706-577-6024 CALIFORNIA Berkeley Galilee Baptist Church 510-843-0567 Compton Holy Chapel

More information

Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 16-17)

Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 16-17) Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 16-17) This is a cycle of prayers for the parishes and ministry clusters of our diocese. We, the members of the Commission on Mission and Development,

More information

Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 17-18)

Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 17-18) Prayers for the Parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee ( 17-18) This is a cycle of prayers for the parishes and ministry clusters of our diocese. We, the members of the Commission on Mission and Development,

More information

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE CHURCH FINAL PLAN November 2, 2014

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE CHURCH FINAL PLAN November 2, 2014 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE CHURCH FINAL PLAN ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT We, the members of St. Francis Xavier College Church, form a welcoming Jesuit parish community. As followers

More information

Calvary Episcopal Church. Strategic Plan FINAL. Calvary Vestry 11/22/17 Final

Calvary Episcopal Church. Strategic Plan FINAL. Calvary Vestry 11/22/17 Final Calvary Episcopal Church Strategic Plan 2017 - FINAL Calvary Vestry 11/22/17 Final Mission The parish s fundamental reason for being and the role it plays in its environment In thanksgiving for having

More information

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION/SEMINARIES EMPHASIS SUNDAY. Liturgical Planning Resource

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION/SEMINARIES EMPHASIS SUNDAY. Liturgical Planning Resource THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION/SEMINARIES EMPHASIS SUNDAY S E P T E M B E R 1 8, 2 0 1 6 Liturgical Planning Resource For centuries, we Presbyterians have prided ourselves on an educated clergy. To continue this

More information

Reconciling in Christ Synods a Synod s guide to RIC

Reconciling in Christ Synods a Synod s guide to RIC Reconciling in Christ Synods a Synod s guide to RIC ReconcilingWorks believes that God values and embraces each person as a beloved child, that the Spirit gives a diversity of gifts for the common good,

More information

A PRAYER in HONOR of MARY

A PRAYER in HONOR of MARY A PRAYER in HONOR of MARY Blessed are you among all women! The Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the U. S. A. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. Coming together as the brothers and sisters

More information

St. Thomas: A Transforming Community

St. Thomas: A Transforming Community St. Thomas: A Transforming Community September 2015 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which

More information

DIOCESAN PRIORITIES. (over)

DIOCESAN PRIORITIES. (over) DIOCESAN PRIORITIES Addressing effectively these pastoral priorities requires first and foremost a commitment by all in the Church to intentional discipleship and to enthusiastically embrace the mission

More information

ELEMENTARY SPEECH BIBLE MEMORIZATION SAMPLER

ELEMENTARY SPEECH BIBLE MEMORIZATION SAMPLER ELEMENTARY SPEECH BIBLE MEMORIZATION SAMPLER 2017/18 Contents Important Information 3 Bible Memorization 4 Bible Memorization Sampler 2017/18 2 2017, Association of Christian Schools International Bible

More information

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice

Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church Justice RESOLUTION NO.: 2018-A057 GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2018 ARCHIVES RESEARCH REPORT TITLE: PROPOSER: TOPIC: Strengthen Staff Resources for Networking House of Deputies Committee on the State

More information

Mending and Casting The Rev. Jim Trimble; St. James Episcopal Church, Pewee Valley KY 3 Epiphany, Year B: January 25, 2015

Mending and Casting The Rev. Jim Trimble; St. James Episcopal Church, Pewee Valley KY 3 Epiphany, Year B: January 25, 2015 Mending and Casting The Rev. Jim Trimble; St. James Episcopal Church, Pewee Valley KY 3 Epiphany, Year B: January 25, 2015 With John in jail, Jesus steps forward. Now he engages people and preaches John's

More information

A Patriotic Rosary. April 25, 2016

A Patriotic Rosary. April 25, 2016 A Patriotic Rosary April 25, 2016 Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born

More information

COMPASSIONATE SERVICE, INTELLIGENT FAITH AND GODLY WORSHIP

COMPASSIONATE SERVICE, INTELLIGENT FAITH AND GODLY WORSHIP COMPASSIONATE SERVICE, INTELLIGENT FAITH AND GODLY WORSHIP OUR VISION An Anglican community committed to proclaiming and embodying Jesus Christ through compassionate service, intelligent faith and Godly

More information

By Alexei Krindatch Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas

By Alexei Krindatch Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas By Alexei Krindatch Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas The data is now available from the 2010 US Orthodox Christian Census which was completed as a part of the national

More information

1 0 t h A n n u a l N a t i o n a l P r e s i d e n t s A w a r d. f o r M a r k e t i n g E x c e l l e n c e

1 0 t h A n n u a l N a t i o n a l P r e s i d e n t s A w a r d. f o r M a r k e t i n g E x c e l l e n c e 1 0 t h A n n u a l N a t i o n a l P r e s i d e n t s A w a r d f o r M a r k e t i n g E x c e l l e n c e B e P r e p a r e d f o r n e x t y e a r! A n e w c a t e g o r y, B e s t 1 0 0 t h A n n

More information

February 24, Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress:

February 24, Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress: February 24, 2010 Dear Mr. and Members of Congress: We are communities of faith who have supported comprehensive health care reform for decades. We have also offered vocal support and occasional constructive

More information

Military Council of Catholic Women PO Box 4456, Washington, DC 20017

Military Council of Catholic Women PO Box 4456, Washington, DC 20017 Dear Women of MCCW, We are so looking forward to being with you at your retreat in just a few short weeks and enjoying the beauty and stillness offered in a retreat. In that prayerful, quiet time we will

More information

815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois

815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois ARIS RO IL 2016 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 847-945-1678 ABOUT ST. GREGORY S Our Mission St. Gregory s mission is to receive and share God s love through worship and fellowship so we may

More information

Unity in Mission Policy 2015

Unity in Mission Policy 2015 Unity in Mission Policy 2015 In 2011 I wrote, The Diocese of Texas has an opportunity to respond to the challenge of liturgical change within the life of our Church in a manner that safeguards our unity

More information

Building & leading teams who value culture, diversity, and inclusion Intermountain Cultural Competence Symposium

Building & leading teams who value culture, diversity, and inclusion Intermountain Cultural Competence Symposium Building & leading teams who value culture, diversity, and inclusion Intermountain Cultural Competence Symposium Kim Henrichsen, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer and Tammy

More information

Douglas Sparks: Answers to Questions

Douglas Sparks: Answers to Questions Douglas Sparks: Answers to Questions Explain why you feel called to be a bishop, including your discernment process and what you have learned from it. What special gifts underscore your call to the Diocese

More information

Ten Facts about Geographic Patterns of the Orthodox Church Life in the United States p.2

Ten Facts about Geographic Patterns of the Orthodox Church Life in the United States p.2 Alexei Krindatch, Research Coordinator (akrindatch@aol.com) Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America Ten Facts about Geographic Patterns of the Orthodox Church Life in the United

More information

Study Guide for Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst

Study Guide for Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst Study Guide for Your Parish: The Body of Christ Alive in Our Midst Dear Sisters and Brother in Christ, This study guide addresses the three major themes explored in Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz s pastoral

More information

St. Bede Parish is a Roman Catholic faith community located in Point Breeze with members from the East End neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

St. Bede Parish is a Roman Catholic faith community located in Point Breeze with members from the East End neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. St. Bede Mission Statement St. Bede Parish is a Roman Catholic faith community located in Point Breeze with members from the East End neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rooted in our Baptism and

More information

Church Information Form (Part II) Step 1 of 7

Church Information Form (Part II) Step 1 of 7 Church/Organization ID Church/Organization Name, City, State Rev. 9/2009 Church Information Form (Part II) Step 1 of 7 Position To Be Filled (select one) Associate Pastor (Christian Education) Associate

More information

CURRICULUM SURVEY JUNE 2009

CURRICULUM SURVEY JUNE 2009 CURRICULUM SURVEY JUNE 2009 In collaboration with the Office of Lifelong Christian Formation at The Episcopal Church Center, a survey was held on a voluntary basis in Episcopal churches throughout the

More information

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association Terry Sweetser, Vice President for Stewardship and Development Date: May 19, 2008

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association Terry Sweetser, Vice President for Stewardship and Development Date: May 19, 2008 Stewardship & Development Quarterly Staff Group Report To: From: The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association Terry Sweetser, Vice President for Stewardship and Development Date: May

More information

Leader. Marks of an Excellent Catholic CATHOLIC EDUCATION:

Leader. Marks of an Excellent Catholic CATHOLIC EDUCATION: CATHOLIC EDUCATION: Marks of an Excellent Catholic Leader Leadership in Catholic education is not a career; it is a vocation... intended to serve the Catholic education community. Mulligan The Marks of

More information

SAINT MICHAEL PARISH OUR MISSION

SAINT MICHAEL PARISH OUR MISSION SAINT MICHAEL PARISH STRATEGIC PLAN OUR VISION Saint Michael Parish responds to the deepest yearnings of the human heart. OUR MISSION To place God first in all things; proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ;

More information

Stewardship and Mission

Stewardship and Mission Stewardship and Mission March 10, 2012 Rev. Hector Garfias, Associate to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM) and Steven Homberg, Associate to the Bishop and Stewardship Specialist Devotions

More information

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day CHAPTER SEVEN Martin Luther King Day On the third Monday in January America celebrates Martin Luther King Day. This is quite a new public holiday in the United States: it started in 1983. Doctor Martin

More information

Partial List of Past Events, Marcia McFee, Ph.D.!

Partial List of Past Events, Marcia McFee, Ph.D.! ! Partial List of Past Events, Marcia McFee, Ph.D.!! Worship Design and Keynote Speaker, Michigan Pastor s School UMC, East Lansing, MI, 14" Worship Design and Workshop Leader, PCUSA Evangelism and Church

More information

Voluntary. Processional Hymn (see insert or hymn board) Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

Voluntary. Processional Hymn (see insert or hymn board) Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen. Voluntary Processional Hymn (see insert or hymn board) Celebrant: People: Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen. Collect for Purity (in unison) Almighty God, to

More information

What is an ONA Statement?

What is an ONA Statement? What is an ONA Statement? After a period of study, discussion and prayer, a congregation which has decided to become Open and Affirming composes a statement that expresses its commitment to welcome people

More information

The Rev. Robert Woody

The Rev. Robert Woody Biographical Data Name: Robert James Woody Date of birth: January 16, 1953 Place of birth: Name of spouse: Midland, Texas Julie Woody Names/ages of children: Seth (27), Sam (25) College and degree(s):

More information

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SUMMARY CHURCH PROFILE

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SUMMARY CHURCH PROFILE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SUMMARY CHURCH PROFILE First Congregational Church Spencer, Massachusetts Pastor Massachusetts Conference September 13, 2018 POSITION POSTING LISTING INFORMATION SCOPE OF WORK COMPENSATION

More information

Discernment Information Packet for the Diaconate

Discernment Information Packet for the Diaconate Discernment Information Packet for the Diaconate The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Table of Contents Report from the Bishops Task for on the Diaconate 3 Commission on Ministry: What we see in a Deacon 8

More information

PARISH PASTORAL PLAN. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish

PARISH PASTORAL PLAN. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish Mary, Star of the Sea Parish PARISH PASTORAL PLAN 2017-2021 And Jesus came up and spoke to them saying, all authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all

More information

St. Boniface Episcopal Church Parish Profile. Priest-in-Charge Search St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

St. Boniface Episcopal Church Parish Profile. Priest-in-Charge Search St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242 St. Boniface Episcopal Church Parish Profile Priest-in-Charge Search 2016 St. Boniface Episcopal Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242 941/349-5616 bonifacechurch.org St. Boniface Episcopal

More information

PASTORAL PLAN PART I. Vision Mission Statement Goals PART II. Continuous Parish Planning Invitation to our Parish Community and Ministry Groups

PASTORAL PLAN PART I. Vision Mission Statement Goals PART II. Continuous Parish Planning Invitation to our Parish Community and Ministry Groups Saint Andrew Catholic Church PASTORAL PLAN PART I Vision Mission Statement Goals PART II Continuous Parish Planning Invitation to our Parish Community and Ministry Groups PART I Vision Called by Jesus

More information

The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Essay Questions

The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Essay Questions The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Essay Questions 1. What are the most important attributes that a bishop brings to his/her calling and what special

More information

PARISH OF THE HOLY CROSS PASTORAL PLAN

PARISH OF THE HOLY CROSS PASTORAL PLAN PARISH OF THE HOLY CROSS PASTORAL PLAN PARISH MISSION STATEMENT: We, the people of the Parish of the Holy Cross, are a multi-cultural parish of the young and the elderly, married and single, healthy and

More information

Responding to God s Call: First Steps

Responding to God s Call: First Steps DISCERNMENT FOR HOLY ORDERS IN THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF PENNSYLVANIA Responding to God s Call: First Steps The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania COMMISSION ON MINISTRY This document has been designed to

More information

Let the word of Christ dwell in you

Let the word of Christ dwell in you Every Member Canvass 2018 Let the word of Christ dwell in you colossians 3:16 For 178 years, Christ Church Cathedral has proclaimed that God is in the midst of the city. Our community has served, gathered,

More information

ST. ANGELA MERICI CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON INAUGURAL PASTORAL PLAN

ST. ANGELA MERICI CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON INAUGURAL PASTORAL PLAN ST. ANGELA MERICI CATHOLIC CHURCH ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON INAUGURAL PASTORAL PLAN 2015-2016 Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION OF THE ST. ANGELA MERICI PASTORAL PLAN..3 II. ROLE OF THE PARISHIONER...4

More information

EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH

EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH Bishops exercise a ministry of oversight over a diocese. They work with clergy and lay leaders to ensure the mission, unity and good governance of God

More information

our ƒabric each strand strengthens the whole Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ

our ƒabric each strand strengthens the whole Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ Weaving our ƒabric With your help, each strand strengthens the whole Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ The Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ Our Vision The United Church

More information

Goal: To help participants become familiar with the structure of the Free Methodist Church.

Goal: To help participants become familiar with the structure of the Free Methodist Church. Session 5 I. Length: 2 hours II. Goal: To help participants become familiar with the structure of the Free Methodist Church. III. Objectives: By the end of Session 5 participants will: A. Know the frequently

More information

The Rev. Canon Kathryn Kai Ryan Canon to the Ordinary and Chief Operating Officer Episcopal Diocese of Texas

The Rev. Canon Kathryn Kai Ryan Canon to the Ordinary and Chief Operating Officer Episcopal Diocese of Texas The Rev. Canon Kathryn Kai Ryan Canon to the Ordinary and Chief Operating Officer Episcopal Diocese of Texas I came out of the delivery room at the Miners Hospital in Raton, New Mexico and into the font

More information

Mutual Ministry Cycle. Presenter: The Rev. Lee Powers Retired Canon to the Ordinary Diocese of New Jersey

Mutual Ministry Cycle. Presenter: The Rev. Lee Powers Retired Canon to the Ordinary Diocese of New Jersey Mutual Ministry Cycle Presenter: The Rev. Lee Powers Retired Canon to the Ordinary Diocese of New Jersey Mutual Ministry Cycle Getting to the Reviewing in the Ongoing Ministry Cycle of: Planning, Doing,

More information

PROFILE OF THE DIOCESE OF TORONTO

PROFILE OF THE DIOCESE OF TORONTO PROFILE OF THE DIOCESE OF TORONTO OUR VISION IS: An Anglican community committed to proclaiming and embodying Jesus Christ through compassionate service, intelligent faith and Godly worship. OUR MISSION

More information

American Values Atlas 2016 January 6, 2016 January 10, 2017 N = 101,438

American Values Atlas 2016 January 6, 2016 January 10, 2017 N = 101,438 American Values Atlas 2016 January 6, 2016 January 10, 2017 N = 101,438 RELIG What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox,

More information

ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK

ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK ARCHDIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK OUR VISION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION WE THE SO ARE THAT WE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT INVITED AS CHILDREN OF GOD, FULLY HUMAN BECOME BY GOD TO NURTURE AND IN ONE ANOTHER MORE LIKE CHRIST

More information

The Rev. Canon Glenice Robinson-Como Canon Missioner for Outreach and Justice Ministries Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX

The Rev. Canon Glenice Robinson-Como Canon Missioner for Outreach and Justice Ministries Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX The Rev. Canon Glenice Robinson-Como Canon Missioner for Outreach and Justice Ministries Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX Autobiography I am the third of four daughters born in Petersburg, Virginia

More information

THE MARKS OF FAITHFUL AND EFFECTIVE AUTHORIZED MINISTERS IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

THE MARKS OF FAITHFUL AND EFFECTIVE AUTHORIZED MINISTERS IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST THE MARKS OF FAITHFUL AND EFFECTIVE AUTHORIZED MINISTERS IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Marks of Faithful & Effective Authorized Ministers first developed as part of the work that followed General

More information

C a t h o l i c D i o c e s e o f Y o u n g s t o w n

C a t h o l i c D i o c e s e o f Y o u n g s t o w n Catholic Diocese of Youngstown A Guide for Parish Pastoral Councils A People of Mission and Vision 2000 The Diocesan Parish Pastoral Council Guidelines are the result of an eighteen-month process of study,

More information

RELIGIOUS BODIHS P L A T H S 4 7 ^ - 4 L>2

RELIGIOUS BODIHS P L A T H S 4 7 ^ - 4 L>2 RELIGIOUS BODIHS P L A T H S 4 7 ^ - 4 L>2 RELIGIOUS BODIES. P l a t e No. 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 Title. 1. Proportion of the population reported as Protestant, Roman Catholic, and all other church

More information

Guide for Interviewers Seeking Community Estimates

Guide for Interviewers Seeking Community Estimates North American Jewish Data Bank US Jewish Community Population Estimation Procedure: Guide for Interviewers Seeking Community Estimates Arnold Dashefsky, Ph.D. Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies

More information

Diocesan Narrative: Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville, Maryland

Diocesan Narrative: Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville, Maryland Diocesan Narrative: Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville, Maryland 1. Describe a moment in your worshipping community s recent ministry which you recognize as one of success and fulfillment. Approximately

More information

ENHANCING OUR ASSOCIATION

ENHANCING OUR ASSOCIATION ENHANCING OUR ASSOCIATION A New Strategic Plan for the National Association of Episcopal Schools Excellence depends upon association. No important enterprise can flourish without the strength that comes

More information

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK PARISH PRINCIPLES Task Force on Parishes April 8, 2003 PARISH PRINCIPLES Pages #1 Spiritual Life 1-3 #2 Education and Formational Life 3-5 #3 Life of Service 5-7 #4 Parish Community

More information

CELEBRATING THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

CELEBRATING THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH CELEBRATING THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH APRIL 21, 2010 1 CELEBRATING THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH H o l y E u c h a r i s t : R i t e T w o Opening Song Call to Worship Alleluia!

More information

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PUYALLUP (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) MINISTRY PLAN

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PUYALLUP (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) MINISTRY PLAN FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PUYALLUP (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) MINISTRY PLAN OUR GUIDING VISION First Christian Church of Puyallup is a gathering of diverse individuals called by God to live as a blessing in

More information

The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers of the United Church of Christ AN ASSESSMENT RUBRIC

The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers of the United Church of Christ AN ASSESSMENT RUBRIC The s of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers of the United Church of Christ AN RUBRIC Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect

More information

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CHARTER ST. AUSTIN CATHOLIC PARISH

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL CHARTER ST. AUSTIN CATHOLIC PARISH Parish Mission Statement St. Austin Catholic Parish, guided and served by the Paulist Fathers, is a dynamic, urban, Roman Catholic faith community of the Diocese of Austin. Empowered by the Word of God,

More information

All are called according to the gifts of God unto them. Doctrine and Covenants 119:8b

All are called according to the gifts of God unto them. Doctrine and Covenants 119:8b All are called according to the gifts of God unto them Doctrine and Covenants 119:8b Ministry is humble service offered to communities, congregations, and the world by disciples who follow Jesus Christ.

More information

Concerning the Catechism

Concerning the Catechism Concerning the Catechism This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons, and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary on the creeds, but is not meant

More information

Dr. William H. Edwards, Regional Pastor and President

Dr. William H. Edwards, Regional Pastor and President General Board Business Item # GB-11-0728 Title: Origin: Report of Christian Church in Ohio Dr. William H. Edwards, Regional Pastor and President The following is provided for information to the General

More information

A Living Faith: What Nazarenes Believe

A Living Faith: What Nazarenes Believe All Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Versions (NIV). Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All

More information

The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. Manual of Resources for Ministry Discernment Weekend

The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. Manual of Resources for Ministry Discernment Weekend The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee Manual of Resources for Ministry Discernment Weekend From the Manual of Resources for Discerning a Call to Ministry Lay and Ordained Sections 6.1, 6.2.A, 6.2.B, 6.2.C,

More information

Nominees for Election

Nominees for Election 127 th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia Nominees for Election Standing Committee The Standing Committee is composed of three members of the clergy and three members of the laity. It acts

More information

Seeking Spiritual Deepening in All of Life

Seeking Spiritual Deepening in All of Life Seeking Spiritual Deepening in All of Life About Shalem Shalem (pronounced sha-lame ) is from the Hebrew word meaning whole: to be complete. Scripture tells us to Since 1973, the Shalem Institute for

More information

DIVINE RENOVATION BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION GUIDE. Resource for Individuals and Parish Teams in Preparation for the Renew My Church Process

DIVINE RENOVATION BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION GUIDE. Resource for Individuals and Parish Teams in Preparation for the Renew My Church Process DIVINE RENOVATION BOOK READING AND DISCUSSION GUIDE Resource for Individuals and Parish Teams in Preparation for the Renew My Church Process AS WE MOVE FORWARD, IT WILL BE OUR THREE IMPERATIVES THAT WILL

More information

CALLED TO HOLINESS AND MISSION: PASTORAL PLANNING IN THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON SHORT FORM

CALLED TO HOLINESS AND MISSION: PASTORAL PLANNING IN THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON SHORT FORM CALLED TO HOLINESS AND MISSION: PASTORAL PLANNING IN THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON SHORT FORM The call to mission derives, of its nature, from the call to holiness.the universal call to holiness is closely linked

More information

Who Stole the Offering Plate?

Who Stole the Offering Plate? 1 Who Stole the Offering Plate? 2 Who Stole the Offering Plate? Who are we? Why are we here? Foothills Presbytery 3 Connectional Church for: Who Are We? 58 congregations 15,000 parishioners 6 Counties

More information

Messiah College s identity and mission foundational values educational objectives. statements of faith community covenant.

Messiah College s identity and mission foundational values educational objectives. statements of faith community covenant. Messiah College s identity and mission foundational values educational objectives statements of faith community covenant see anew thrs Identity & Mission Three statements best describe the identity and

More information

Finding Your Spiritual Gifts

Finding Your Spiritual Gifts Finding Your Spiritual Gifts As each of you has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God s varied grace. -1 Peter 4:10 The following list of 80 statements is designed to help

More information

Briefly, the chronology of events leading up to this pastoral plan are as follows:

Briefly, the chronology of events leading up to this pastoral plan are as follows: St. Thomas the Apostle, Crystal Lake With a Heart Renewed June 28, 1999 St. Thomas the Apostle Mission Statement We are a Catholic family, living our awareness of Christ s presence through worship, service,

More information

The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant

The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant 2012T h The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships Extracted from Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing Authorized

More information

Walk in Love Episcopal Beliefs & Practices

Walk in Love Episcopal Beliefs & Practices Walk in Love Episcopal Beliefs & Practices Scott Gunn Melody Wilson Shobe FORWARD MOVEMENT Cincinnati, Ohio Table of Contents Introduction... xi The Anglican Way of Christianity... 1 Chapter 1 Not Only

More information

John Wesley University Fact book

John Wesley University Fact book 2015-2016 John Wesley University Fact book John Wesley University 2015-2016 Letter from the President Welcome to John Wesley University! Today is a great time to be a part of this growing and exciting

More information

Covenant Agreement Documents. Diocesan Council June 10, 2009

Covenant Agreement Documents. Diocesan Council June 10, 2009 Covenant Agreement Documents Diocesan Council June 10, 2009 1 Covenant Memorandum For nearly five years, Diocesan Council and the Bishop s Office have encouraged our congregations to assess the vitality

More information

Knollwood Baptist Church 2014 Strategic Plan Overview August FINAL. Who We Are and Where We Are Headed

Knollwood Baptist Church 2014 Strategic Plan Overview August FINAL. Who We Are and Where We Are Headed Adopted and Approved by the congregation on August 3, 2104 Knollwood Baptist Church 2014 Strategic Plan Overview August 2014 - FINAL Who We Are and Where We Are Headed KBC is a community of faith with

More information

Mission Statement. The schools aim:

Mission Statement. The schools aim: Mission Statement The Methodist Church is engaged in education as part of its Christian mission in the world. Its schools will seek to extend the Methodist ethos and character and contribute to diversity

More information

Preparing for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows Our Diocesan process, seeking to prepare Christians for a Reaffirmation of their Baptismal Vows

Preparing for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows Our Diocesan process, seeking to prepare Christians for a Reaffirmation of their Baptismal Vows Preparing for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows Our Diocesan process, seeking to prepare Christians for a Reaffirmation of their Baptismal Vows through the rites of Confirmation, Reception, & Reaffirmation

More information

PRESS CONFERENCE. Diocese of Jefferson City 21 November Remarks. Rev. W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D. Bishop-Elect of Jefferson City

PRESS CONFERENCE. Diocese of Jefferson City 21 November Remarks. Rev. W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D. Bishop-Elect of Jefferson City PRESS CONFERENCE Diocese of Jefferson City 21 November 2017 Remarks Rev. W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D. Bishop-Elect of Jefferson City Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever! Before I begin introducing myself,

More information

The Basilica of Saint Mary

The Basilica of Saint Mary The Minneapolis Minnesota Process Vision 2012 DRAFT G uided b y In a changing, turbulent world that is unpredictable, challenging and full of possibilities Insight, Alignment and Action are your best approaches

More information

The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D. Min.

The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D. Min. The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D. Min. St. John's Episcopal Church 4201 Sheridan Ave. South Minneapolis MN 55410 Personal Strengths Strong leadership abilities and work ethic. Able to articulate and sustain

More information

Calvary Christian College. A Ministry of Logan Uniting Church. Philosophy and Aims

Calvary Christian College. A Ministry of Logan Uniting Church. Philosophy and Aims A Ministry of Logan Uniting Church Philosophy and Aims September 2011 Table of Contents Philosophy and Aims... - 3-1. Introduction... - 3-2. Philosophy... - 3-3. Aims...- 4 - Our Vision... - 5 - Our Mission...

More information

The Church of the Annunciation Houston, Texas Pastoral Plan THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSTON, TEXAS FIVE-YEAR PASTORAL PLAN

The Church of the Annunciation Houston, Texas Pastoral Plan THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSTON, TEXAS FIVE-YEAR PASTORAL PLAN THE CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSTON, TEXAS FIVE-YEAR PASTORAL PLAN 2018-2023 1 Part I Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Parish Vision Statement: will preserve our tradition of Roman Catholic

More information

Section One. A Comprehensive Youth Ministry Mindset

Section One. A Comprehensive Youth Ministry Mindset Section One A Comprehensive Youth Ministry Mindset Section One A Comprehensive Youth Ministry Mindset Catholic Youth Ministry needs room to grow. We need room to minister with the diverse youth of today.

More information

Financial Plan. Living. R e n e w e d. H e a r t s , R. S p i r i t. e n. e w e d. l e. o p

Financial Plan. Living. R e n e w e d. H e a r t s , R. S p i r i t. e n. e w e d. l e. o p Financial Plan Living ourvision R e n e w e d H e a r t s, R e n e w e d S p i r i t s, R e n e w e d P e o p l e What does our faith community look like? Imagine, with God s help, the deep roots of the

More information

General Board Business Item #GB A covenant network of congregations in mission

General Board Business Item #GB A covenant network of congregations in mission General Board Business Item #GB-13-0826 Report to the April 7 9, 2013 Meeting of the General Board Title: Origin: Report of Christian Church in Ohio Dr. William H. Edwards, Regional Pastor and President

More information

THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRESBYTERIAN POLITY

THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRESBYTERIAN POLITY F-1.01 F-1.02 F-1.0201 1.0202 THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRESBYTERIAN POLITY CHAPTER ONE THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH 1 F-1.01 GOD S MISSION The good news of the Gospel is that the triune God Father, Son, and Holy

More information

WORLDWIDE CHURCH PLANT UPDATE

WORLDWIDE CHURCH PLANT UPDATE New Places for New People Goals for the Denomination The United Methodist Church established the following goals for the most recent quadrennium related to new church development worldwide: by the end

More information