We are children of God, called to follow Jesus
and to continue in the ways of The Episcopal Church.
God blesses us in the beauty and bounty of the land where we live
and through the diversity of the people with whom we share life.
As Church, we are called to be good stewards of all of God’s gifts,
and to use them to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
In this time, we have discerned that God’s Holy Spirit is leading us to:
- Support each of our worshiping communities to identify and equip lay and clergy leadership who will engage them in more fully living into the promises of our Baptismal Covenant
- Develop and host collaborative opportunities for life-long formation for faith and ministry for all the baptized, to be offered in-person and online across the diocese
- Encourage every congregation to strengthen or build local networks with ecumenical, interfaith, and other community partners for the purpose of serving the needs of the most vulnerable in their midst
- Advocate for justice and peace for all of God’s children, working together to remove obstacles that prevent some from accessing resources available to others while building bridges and working for reconciliation and healing between those who have for too long been separated from one another
An Invitation to Individuals & Worshipping Communities
The Mission Priorities are being shared with you – the whole of the Diocese – for additional reflection and feedback. The hope is the development of a final draft of proposed Diocesan Mission Priorities, to be presented to Executive Council in January, for adoption at Diocesan Convention in February 2022.
You are invited to pray about and reflect on the statement of who we are, why we are called and to what we are called, the four proposed Mission Priorities. You are invited to watch and share the presentation videos and to use them to spur conversation. In particular, you are invited to prayerfully consider the ways the mission priorities capture your imagination. What questions or concerns are raised for you by the mission priorities? And what suggestions you might have for how the mission priorities could be better stated?