Looking for a way to deepen your Church's adult Christian formation program? CEEP’s friend (Atlanta 2014 presenter) Scott Stoner, founder of the Living Compass Faith and Wellness Ministry, has written a new book for people seeking balance in heart, soul, strength and mind. “Your Living Compass: Living Well in Thought, Word and Deed,” offers a methodology for a self-guided retreat.
When St. Mark’s Cathedral Minneapolis decided it was time to review their Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, rather than adding to the many amendments that had been made since the 70’s, they started from scratch. But where to begin?
Our 2014 theme has served as the touchstone for all of the preachers and keynoters we have invited to speak in Atlanta in 2014. As Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (our Saturday morning keynoter) says "Dancing is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that. You're dancing spirit."
When you plan your next capital campaign, will you include a component that in addition to church, grounds and endowment, added to the mix a future of healthy humans that included good soil and water, growing and eating good food, and providing sustaining systems of waste?
What’s going well for All Saints’ Atlanta? For one thing, they are a site for the Episcopal Service Corps and are hosting three interns on their campus this year. Designed for recent college graduates, The Episcopal Service Corps is a federation of young adult service programs across the United States. ESC helps young adults discern the inner “voice” that is calling them to their life’s work, and to develop the skills to listen and respond through a life of service. The 20-somethings at All Saints’ are Priscyla Gonzalez, Jenna Barone, and Julia Hunter (Pictured L to R).
At a recent meeting of the Consortium's conference committee in Atlanta, we were thrilled to have two young clergy on the committee. So thrilled that you would think we had just struck oil under the all of the soon-to-be-repaved roads in Austin, TX. How quickly we forget that the Consortium itself was formed 27 years ago by 20- and 30- somethings who were feeling isolated in their own parishes and dioceses and were looking for support as they learned how to live with large endowments.