June 24, 2009

What do you want the Episcopal Church to look like in 2019?

An eight-question survey posted online June 24 asks Episcopalians—lay and ordained—to envision the church in 10 years’ time and to prioritize the strategies toward that vision.

Do you favor a multicultural church? Is...

October 17, 2003

At its fall meeting in Wyoming, the Executive Council heard a preview of the 20/20 Strategy Group's planned report to the 2003 General Convention from group co-chair Sarah Lawton of the Diocese of California.

'20/20 is more than church growth,' Lawton told the council. 'It's a shift in...

August 9, 2003

In the space of 10 days, the Episcopal Church plotted a course for the next quarter century, rejuvenated its mission philosophy, and got a lot of free publicity.

At its 74th General Convention, July 28-August 8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the church approved a $146.4 million budget for...

August 7, 2003

Though affirming a gay bishop for the church and discussing rites to bless same-sex relationships gained international attention, the 74th General Convention dug deeper to lay groundwork of a rejuvenated church proclaiming Jesus as Lord in the 21st-century world.

“We are fostering a...

July 31, 2003

It’s a movement, not a program. Chances are those at General Convention attending any of the daily 25 legislative committee hearings will hear the term “20/20” as deputies discuss hundreds of resolutions flowing through their hands. That’s just what the 20/20 Strategy Group from the Standing...

April 4, 2002

Support for the goals of the Episcopal Church's 20/20 initiative has been expressed by the Standing Commission for Small Congregations, which met in late March at the Bishop Mason Center in the Diocese of Dallas.

While supporting the goals of church growth and renewed missionary endeavor...

February 28, 2002

The Congregational Ministries staff at the Episcopal Church Center will be reconfigured as a response to the 20/20 initiatives and to help guide the Episcopal Church to a mission-oriented outlook.

The changes raise the profile of women’s and ethnic ministries; their directors, who have...

February 12, 2002

When they arrived at Camp Allen in the Diocese of Texas on January 28, members of the 20/20 Strategy Group and program groups may have thought that 20/20 was all about the numbers – doubling the average Sunday attendance in Episcopal congregations by the year 2020.

By the end of the...

January 30, 2002

20/20 Strategy Group and Program Teams

These are the members of the 20/20 Strategy Group and Program Teams as of January 29, 2002.

Strategy Group

Ms. Sarah Lawton - Chair California, VIII

The Rev. Dr. Jim Cooper - Vice-chair Florida, IV

The Rt. Rev. Leopoldo...