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Missional Ministries

History, Collaboration and Teamwork Frame Success for Three Churches during COVID-19

When the Coronavirus reared its ugly head in the beginning of March, clergy and other leaders from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mason, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Memphis and St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Memphis knew just what to do. Through an annual historically Black Episcopal Church picnic, the three…

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College Missioner and Good Shepherd Vicar Appointed

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Noah Campbell will serve as diocesan College Missioner and Vicar at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church effective July 1, 2020.  In his role as College Missioner, Noah will provide an Episcopal presence and ministry at the University…

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The Rev. Hester Mathes delivers invocation for Memphis City Council meeting

On Tuesday, May 5, the Reverend Hester Mathes, Senior Associate Rector of Church of the Holy Communion (Memphis), gave the invocation at the Memphis City Council’s first online meeting. Rev. Hester’s invitation was a result of Church of the Holy Communion’s inaugural “Pray for Memphis” prayer service in January 2020….

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West Tennessee Pollinator Project

The West Tennessee Pollinator Project “Cultivating a Love for Creation and Transforming Outreach through the Development of Church Apiaries” The goal of the West Tennessee Pollinator Project is twofold: To help Episcopal congregations to cultivate a growing understanding of the theology of stewardship of creation by creating resources around beekeeping…

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Gracious Leadership Training 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee will host a 3-hour course on Gracious Leadership to help teach valuable tools in leading and facilitating conversations in such a polarizing time.  As our society is becoming more divisive, it is critical for leaders to understand how to use…

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Watershed Pilgrimage: Paddling the Ghost River

Are you interested in exploring the theology of water and the theology of creation on a day paddle on the Ghost River?  Join the Rev. Katherine Bush and the Rev. John Burruss as they lead a day’s journey through the Wolf River Watershed.  The journey will take place on Saturday,…

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2017-2018 Holy Currencies Incubation

Does your congregation have an idea for a new ministry that supports community development and engagement but you don’t know how to get started?  Apply to be part of the diocese’s Congregational Engagement Holy Currencies Incubation program.  If your application is accepted, we will help you incubate your idea and move…

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St. Anne’s Launches Laundry Love to Provide Economic Relief in Millington

“This is a great story of the way the ‘Holy Currencies’ of relationships, truth telling, time, wellness, money and gracious leadership have worked together to create a new reality in the Millington area. Currencies that ‘flow’ carry in this activity a power to change the world. St. Anne’s is part…

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2017 Holy Currencies Incubator Announced

Does your congregation have an idea for a missional ministry and you are looking for support incubating that ministry?  Or are you looking for a creative group of people to generate new ideas for sustainable and missional ministries?  As a part of the Holy Currencies initiative launched in 2015, the…

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Special Friends Fellowship Club

In early 2016, a diocesan group comprised of parishioners from All Saints, Calvary, Grace St. Luke’s, Church of the Holy Communion, and St. Andrews Collierville joined together with a vision to create a ministry for adults with special needs. The plan was developed and approved by Bishop Don Johnson, and…

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