Mission

How does your parish engage with its surrounding community?
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the platform including how to search for information and how to update the information about your church or facility, and will draw on a variety of resources including stories…
Using a handful of case studies from Sudanese church history, this webinar draws out lessons for evangelism and church growth and shows that by listening to the experience of our sister and brother Anglicans, we can learn mor…
Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission is a community of individuals and groups dedicated to the mission and ministry of all the baptized in daily life. Our vision is a church that sees the Dismissal as its primary focus: where i…
The early church was caring for the poor, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry. This small (but growing) community was changing its surrounding community.
I won’t be leading any missionary journeys to Mars, but I think I am learning a thing or two about missional work from this series.
How are we responding to the rapid pace of change throughout the Church and in the world around us, and how we can be proactively addressing it?
We’ll need these precious, quiet times in the year – these times when the world around seems to hush, even for just a bit – so we can come indoors, reflect, give thanks, and look forward – this dynamic communal motion which i…
This webinar explores neighborhood-based house church ministry as one form of mission that can bring Episcopalians from established congregations into communion with others in their wider parish to witness together to the pre…
This webinar explores the ways in which Episcopal identity can be honed on the forge of missional ministry.
By Susan Snook
Susan Snook lays out the importance of looking outwards, re-focusing our money on God’s full mission for us and allowing ourselves to “be sent” where God leads us.
What the Church does (or should do) is all missional. But I think too often we forget that.
Alan Bentrup asks: "Are we taking this ancient ritual to the streets to meet people where they are, or because we think it is something that “good (or cool) churches” do?"
It is also important that the growth of congregations be not only numerical but also spiritual.
As a leader in the church, I must be ready to help empower those around me to pursue God’s mission as they see it. Folks don’t need to wait for an “official” ministry or some special request. If you see a way to help someone,…
In 2015, Vital Posts recorded the planting of a new Episcopal congregation in Brownsburg, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis. The small seed of a congregation that Fr. Gray planted has grown to nearly 130 people of Good Samar…
I don’t like ‘stewardship season’ because it feels like a missed opportunity to have a big, amazing conversation about what we do have, and how we could re-organize and renew as church.
A dear friend recently celebrated 10 years of ordained ministry. As part of his reflection on the role of the priest today, he asked me what qualities I thought priests needed to have today.