CURATORS AND GUIDES
Stephanie Spellers, Lead Organizer, The Crossing, Boston
Tom Brackett, Program Officer for Church Planting and Redevelopment for the Episcopal Church
Becky Garrison, journalist and author (Jesus Died for This and Starting from Zero with $0)
Ancient wisdom proclaims: 'It takes a whole village to raise a child'. What if the same wisdom was applied to the Church?
What if we
cultivated 'mission shaped dioceses' across the Episcopal Church (and
the Anglican Church in Canada), started new and fresh
expressions of church and raised up 'pioneer
missioners' in each diocese to help lead us in mission within the 'great emergence'? - Episcopal
Village as a network, community and events, cultivates and resources 'a village approach' to emerging mission.
Brian McLaren says about Episcopal Village (EpV):
It's interesting to imagine how differently history would have unfolded if John Wesley and the Methodist movement had been welcomed and given space for needed long-term innovation within the Anglican communion. The Episcopal Church in the USA, by wisely and courageously charting a path of breadth and inclusion in recent years, is well-placed for a kind of historical "do-over" now, at this "kairos" moment. In the coming years, hundreds, hopefully many thousands of new faith communities will be born. Could space be created for them, within the great tradition represented by the Episcopal Church, to form, experiment, experiment, innovate, grow, and serve? The EpV could be a catalyst for exactly that sort of possibility to be realized
AT EPISCOPAL VILLAGE BOSTON:
* EPV Boston is the annual Spring Learning Event for Dio Mass
Episcopal Divinity School (EDS).
'Episcopal Village'is a mission initiative and community, offering learning events for parishes and leaders engaging emerging/fresh expression church and mission. Online at www.episcopalvillage.org