Monday, January 23, 2017

Clergy Days

The Diocese has also entered into a time of transition in terms of clergy leadership. In the last few years, two-thirds of our congregations have experienced some kind of change in “priest in charge” relationships. We have a number of new clergy serving in our midst, some having come from other dioceses of the Episcopal Church and others from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Some of these leaders are exceptional and I am grateful for their gifts and the opportunity for renewed vision for all of us as they are incorporated into our community.

To that end, therefore, we experimented with “Clergy Days” held at various sites around the diocese. Clergy are invited to any and all of these. The days begin at 10:30 a.m. with Morning Prayer and faith-sharing and preaching preparation. We will share a meal together and check in about how things are going in our various contexts. Most importantly, we will share what we see God doing and what we need to pay attention to so that we can be part of it.

So, clergy, please mark your calendars for the following “Clergy Days”:
  • January 6, 2017 at Bismarck at 10:30 a.m., concluding with lunch.
  • February 10 at Jamestown
  • March 3 at Minot
  • April 7 at Bismarck
  • May 12 at Jamestown
  • June 2 at Minot
  • July 7 at Bismarck
  • September 8 at Jamestown
  • October 20 at Bismarck
  • November 3 at Minot
  • December 1 at Jamestown