The effort to start New Episcopal Communities is not new! This work has been going on for generations and we are grateful for their work and all that they have taught us. What is new is The Genesis Network of mission developers, which gathers the people starting new ministries together for training, networking, encouragement and story sharing.
The stories told by New Episcopal Communities are full of wide-reaching themes like risk taking, uncertainty, unexpected abundance, and good neighboring. We believe these stories have the power to inspire the Church as a whole! Here are a few ways our team is working to bring them to you:
The Genesis Podcast
Tune in to The Genesis Podcast for stories from the front lines of church planting! We talk about it all, from amazing successes to near catastrophes, to what it means to be engaged in God’s mission through creating and leading new communities.
Season 1: Hosted by the Rev. Mike Michie
Season 2: Hosted by the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers
Blue Book Report
The recent commitment to help fund new ministries starts from General Convention has been an important part of our work. One of the best places to look for a thorough report on the work of new ministry development is the Blue Book report from the Task Force for Church Planting submitted for the 78th General Convention.