As a School for Ministry seminarian, I had the privilege to attend Missional Voices in Indianapolis this past April 2018. The overall message in this three day gathering was one of love, peace, and outreach. I specifically appreciatd one of the seminars given by the Good Samaritan clergy. Their mission is to go outside the church walls and gather with people in odd places. They started to gather in a park and eventually to a school ground. The were other main points explored throughout the three days. Another one in particular that got a lot of my attention was the many thing that we can do for our homeless brothers and sisters. I have been developing a passion for ministries that go outside the church and outside my comfort zone such as ministries to people who are homelessness, people on hospice, and other kinds of care regardless of other people’s spiritual background. That was also part of the conversation in this seminar–tearing down walls to reach others.
I recommend the Missional Voices gathering for anyone interested in learning more about reaching people where they are. Learn more here.
Thanks to a three-year grant from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, EDSD is glad to welcome a new part-time Border Missioner, Troy Elder. In this role, Troy will coordinate ministry activities in the Diocese of San Diego related to US-Mexico border and migration issues. He will collaborate with diocesan staff, congregations, community ministry […]
The Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition, (formerly the Diocesan Service Coalition) began in 2011 by Sarah Shealy at Christ Church Coronado. The DSJC is a group of dedicated service/outreach and peace/social justice coordinators at parishes throughout our diocese who strive to network and share ideas and collaborate on projects to make a greater impact in […]
Jeff Pack, St. Paul’s Cathedral John Shelby Spong, the controversial, well-traveled, and now retired, Episcopal Bishop from New Jersey, once claimed his early spiritual search was simply a means to seeking security for his anxious and insecure soul. He would discover he was only partially correct, as he later wrote in his autobiography, “…I discovered […]