In keeping with the 2018 theme “!Celebrando Mision!” (Celebrating Mission), our daily plenaries in the form of a talk show, with host The Rev. Alberto Cutie, will invite our guests - leaders from around the Church in different types of ministries - to talk about how their own mission work has unfolded.
The associate clergy of CEEP would like to thank Dr. Lauren Winner for gifting all of them with her most recent book (and the newest in the Church’s Teaching series) A Word to Live By which she mailed to all of them this fall. Winner’s newest book is filled with her trademark combination of humor, authenticity, and rich insight. She is an old friend of CEEP’s, acting as one of our keynoters in Chicago in 2011.
by Ana Maria Arellano, Friends of the Episcopal Church in Cuba
Submitted to ENS 10/26/17
Five Talents, headquartered in Vienna, VA, has a new executive director: Dale Stanton-Hoyle. Dale will be leading a Lunch ‘N Learn session for us next year in San Antonio talking about the work they are doing in the Sudan. Over the past ten years, Five Talents has worked with hundreds of communities across South Sudan, creating opportunity and hope in areas of desperate need. Where other organizations have failed, Five Talents’ unique approach has provided a foundation for sustainable business development in even the most difficult contexts.
How do we learn to turn to one another as an essential component in leadership in faith communities? In 2018, The Rectors and Deans who come together to participate in their Smart Start during the annual conference, will have an in-depth opportunity to explore this question.
CEEP Partner the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has launched a new version of its Vital Practices’ website. As part of ECF’s mission is to strengthen the strategic, leadership, and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and other institutions, Vital Practices offers vestry members resources and tools to respond to the changing needs of the Church. Friendly staff, including Miguel Escobar (pictured below) are available to answer your questions.
The Consortium is one of Forward Movement’s partners for the Lent-Easter 2018 Good Book Club, and we hope you and your Church will join the movement! Episcopalians from around the world will be reading The Gospel According to Luke and the Book of Acts beginning on February 11th of 2018. It’s free, and it will help your congregation grow spiritual vitality.