Missional Ministries


Election 2020: Resources for Civil Discourse

Resources for Civil Discourse “Let us use Christ as our model as we seek to come together and focus more on what unites us instead of what divides us.” – Bishop Phoebe Roaf BISHOP PHOEBE ROAF National Institute for Civil Discourse TOOLKIT: Vote Faithfully Resources from the Episcopal Church Office of Government…

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Creativity in Faith: West Tennessee ministries partner to nourish neighbors’ bodies, spirits during the pandemic

Life has changed for everyone dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down restaurants, businesses, and schools across the country in March. However, when uncertainty was still plaguing everyone, parishioners at Church of the Holy Communion took that as their cue to transform the ministries that were so lifegiving to them…

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Three Churches in Rural Tennessee Become One in Quarantine

Back in March, when Ravenscroft Chapel in Brighton, St. Anne’s in Millington and St. Mathew’s in Covington learned they couldn’t host in-person services any longer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they knew they were given a special opportunity.   “At first we didn’t how to proceed with suspended services,” said…

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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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