Spring 2023 Transitions

Comms Dir Samuel HorowitzArticlesLeave a Comment

New Staff Position: Director of Safeguarding The Rev. Leah Slawson joined the bishop’s staff as Director of Safeguarding, responsible for our Safeguarding Our People program. This includes oversight of our Safeguarding Committee, comprised of three teams: the … Read More

GAFCON Day 5: Morning

Comms Dir Samuel HorowitzArticlesLeave a Comment

Our morning began with an emotional time of worship music and morning prayer. Our own Canon for Global Mission, Fr. Keith Allen, was our liturgist, and Mrs. Sally Breedlove led our prayers. After the Very … Read More

New Churches on the Rise!

Canon Taylor BodohArticlesLeave a Comment

We have two new churches on the rise in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, and to visit them is to witness the Holy Spirit tangibly at work.  I recently did just that, visiting Adoration Church in … Read More

The Lord is Risen!

Bishop Alex FarmerArticles, Bishop's BlogLeave a Comment

What a joy it is to have walked the way of the Cross with all of you through Lent and now rejoice in our hope in the Risen Lord Jesus. It was my privilege to participate in several of our congregations through the weeks of Lent. What a joy to see your faithfulness in worship.

Get your Church Healthy and Keep it That Way

Canon Mark EldredgeArticles, Canon for Congregations

This is often the time of year that many churches have their Annual Parish Meetings, approve budgets, hold Vestry Retreats, and generally think about and cast vision for the church moving forward. As this is a good time of year to be reflecting on these matters, may I suggest that, as you do, part of your vision and goal setting include focusing on how to get and/or keep your church healthy?

The church is the living body of Christ, and living things (if healthy) naturally grow as God designed them to. How can you focus on being healthy this year? By focusing on simply doing the things Jesus instructed the church to do. And, what did he tell the church to do? Although you can find the answers to that question throughout the Bible, like in the description of the first local church in Acts 2:42-47, Jesus was kind enough to summarize it for us in two key scriptures: The Great Commandment and The Great Commission.