Missional Ministries

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

A  diocesan group comprised of All Saints, Calvary, Grace St. Luke’s, Church of the Holy Communion, and St. Andrews Collierville  joined together in early 2016 with a vision to create a ministry for those in our city with Special Needs.  After several months of meetings, this group decided to create…

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The Episcopal Aquaponics Experiment

The Episcopal Aquaponics Experiment is a pilot project of the diocese in partnership with St. Mary’s Cathedral to explore the relationship between faith communities and food systems.  Growing fresh produce and raising tilapia, this project is an attempt to provide both access to food and jobs in an under-resourced community….

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The Church-Based Marketplace

Church as Marketplace from The Episcopal Diocese of West TN on Vimeo. A reflection from the Canon for Sustainable Ministries.  I’ve been trying to imagine what the ideal relationship between a church and the neighborhood where it is located should be.  I’m not sure that I have landed on the…

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