A074 The Prophetic Voice of Provinces

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That in the 2018-2021 triennium, each province exercise its prophetic vision and voice for The Episcopal Church, in calling forth and nourishing the ministry and mission networks throughout the province; and be it further

Resolved, That the Provincial Leadership Conference help to build the collaborations across the provincial boundaries, and with the ministry offices at The Episcopal Church noting particularly the resources used and additional resources that would benefit the networks, submit this data to Executive Council at the end of each budget year.

Explanation

The provincial work of connecting and communicating is best exemplified by the functioning of networks – those mission and ministry groups that seek to respond to God’s call in their places. The prophetic work of provinces is to support those functioning networks in keeping God’s dream in front of the people and just as importantly to call networks into being when the need for the network begins to emerge. The province, due to its broader view, is in a unique position to detect the emerging areas that need response from the Church. By nurturing the relationship with both the member dioceses and The Episcopal Church, provinces are able to voice concerns and responses.


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