Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The discernment process for the next Episcopal bishop of Minnesota is in full swing! The ECMN Standing Committee anticipates this process to be intensive, exciting, generous, faithful, participatory, and inclusive. There will be many ways to participate: as a member of an existing governing body, as a member of the Search or Transition Committees, as members of the ECMN household who pray daily for the search and transition process, as participants in giving feedback for the ECMN profile, or in a candidate “walk-about” and collective discernment.
It’s “all-hands-on-deck" time, and a life-giving, hopeful process will require the gifts, prayers, patience, and engagement of all members of our beloved church in Minnesota.
If you are discerning participation on the bishop Search Committee, please
read through this Search Committee job description
. Please consider the responsibilities associated with the Search Committee, and spend some time in contemplation and prayer.
Of the many ways to participate in the bishop search process, is membership on the Search Committee the way that best aligns with your gifts, time, and talent?
If you discern the answer to that question is “yes,” then
please complete this online application
Friday, January 4, 2019
. You will receive a response from the Standing Committee by
Tuesday, January 15, 2019