The DNA of our Diocese
The DNA of our Diocese
By Nicole Hunter
Hello Trinity Church! One of my favorite parts of the Diocese meeting in Denver was listening to Bishop Ken’s talk highlighting many missional points which have shaped him and our diocese. This talk helped me better understand both who we are as Trinity Church and who we hope to be in Christ. I invite you to listen to Bishop Ken’s talk and/or to read the summarized points below. As you read, where do you see these points displayed in our church already? Where might you hope to see us grow? I’d love to hear from you.
We have a passion for mission in an Anglican context. It’s not about being Anglican. It’s about the Kingdom of God and the mission of God. Anglicanism is our context.
Our mission defines our structures. We start with our God-given mission and then ask: What structure(s) do we need in order to do what we’ve been called to do?
We define ourselves by Jesus and His mission, not by what we fear.
Our Worship brings together Word, Spirit, and Sacrament. We are grounded in God’s Word, moved by the Power of the Spirit, and shaped by patterns of church worship which have been practiced for centuries.
We take risks for the Gospel. We sacrifice ourselves for the work of Jesus.
All ministry is relational. Relationship is a necessity for discipleship and evangelism.
Ministry is Holistic. Ministry is to the whole person (head, heart, body) for the whole community (not just for those who identify as Christian).
The Holy Spirit leads us to repentance and integrity. We confess our sins and repent. We turn away from sin into the love of God.
Laity (not ordained clergy) are the primary ministers of the church. The church grows as all the people of God engage in the ministry God has given us as a church.
Joy comes from Jesus, not from the stuff we accumulate.
We are a reflection of God’s movement through the Anglican church of Rwanda. Remembering that our roots came from another part of the world helps us recognize and turn from our cultural tendency toward American exceptionalism to be formed and informed, instead, by the mission of the world-wide Gospel.
Praying Jesus grows us as His church, Nicole
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