Archbishop’s Report to Executive Council of the Diocese of Moosonee
November 5, 2014-11-04
This is my second meeting of the Executive Council since I become your bishop on January 1st and my installation just before the last meeting. It has been an exciting time for me of learning. Since then I have visited about half the parishes in the Diocese, some with Bishop Tom and our wives, some on my own. I have received warm and gracious welcome wherever I have been.
MAP Mission Action Plan – it is not a document to be left on the shelf but a PLAN, an action plan, a path to renovate the Church. Guided by the marks of mission, it seeks a goal “That every Anglican be rooted in scripture, regular in worship, outreaching in compassion and ready to share their faith.” I see this as a key initiative that we need to be implementing in our parishes – supported not only by the clergy but also among the lay leaders. What could you do to make this a key element in your parish – as a way to organise your work and evaluate what you are doing in every activity so that the church participates more fully and actively in the mission of Christ in the world?