The Diocese of New Jersey has established a Reparations Task Force to study how we as a diocese may address the original sins of racism and slavery. New Jersey was
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Your Congregational Growth Assessment
Three 90-Minute Sessions or One Daylong Retreat
For growth, it is important to step back and take an honest look at how effectively your congregation is engaging the church’s primary purpose of forming disciples of Jesus Christ. Through this process, the congregation can lay the groundwork for effective action – rather than waste energy (and hope!) on efforts that can’t work because they don’t address the real problems at hand. This assessment is done with the clergy leadership and top 12 lay leaders of the parish and can be done with three meetings. Follow-up steps are set up at the end.
Living Into Our Primary Purpose
Creating a Missional Church
Discipleship for Episcopalians
Staff and clergy of the Diocese of New Jersey developed a major resource for Episcopalians to use in getting used to the word “discipleship” and harnessing its power for personal transformation in Jesus Christ. Opening with a letter from Bishop Stokes, Discipleship for Episcopalians gives individuals and groups everything they need to help each other grow in their Christian faith.
Know to Grow Study Groups
Please note: Transforming Mission is a major scholarly work., quite dense, but considered one of the best books ever written on the mission of the church. It’s a must-read for clergy who want to know what their church is really for.