Missional Innovative Partnership Grants
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota invites applications from faith communities for Missional Innovative Partnership grants. Successful applications will demonstrate three elements: Missional (work that is firmly rooted in God’s desire to reconcile the world), Innovative (new imaginings that help address community needs), and Partnership (inviting others into community to build capacity). Successful applications will also demonstrate sustainability: this grant process is intended to initiate self-sustaining Missional Innovative Partnerships.
Marks of Mission Bibliography
The Marks of Mission Bibliography is a listing of key Church Publishing titles recommended for a variety of important topics for today’s church. For more information and details about these titles, visit ChurchPublishing.org.
These resources can be purchased through Cokesbury at 800-672-1789 or at cokesbury.com, your local Episcopal bookseller, online retailers, or wherever fine Christian products are sold.
The Discernment Wheel helps you answer the following questions: What should I do? Who should I be? How can I integrate my faith and my understanding of what God wants of me with what I do?
The information you gather in this process is an important indicator of the path God might be encouraging you to pursue. Where do your passions, values and that which you always do and are good at meet the world's needs? When the Holy Spirit connects those things, you are experiencing transformation. For there, you are truly engaging God's Mission. For there, the Kingdom of God is in the present.
Called to Transformation
Called to Transformation: An Asset-Based Approach to Engaging Church and Community is centered around the belief that individuals, groups, and communities have the gifts they need to address the needs they see around them. 1 Corinthians 12 tells us that each of us are given different gifts to serve the community and we are all a part of the body of Christ working together. Called to Transformation can help you find tools for taking an asset-based approach to your ministry.
Episcopal Asset Map
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota is participating in the Episcopal Asset Map, and YOU are strongly encouraged to add YOUR ministry to the map! The Episcopal Asset Map is a free online tool showing the location of ministries offered by Episcopal faith communities, schools, and institutions throughout the United States.
You can view ECMN’s map here: http://ecmn.episcopalassetmap.org/
You can add your ministry by clicking the link to "suggest an addition to the site" located beneath the map itself.
Please contact your Missioner for Community Engagement, Rachel Babbitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this innovative tool.
Living in the Green
Living in the Green is a training partnership opportunity between ECMN and the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South. Living in the Green has been intentionally designed to support any group needing to infuse to equip all the baptized with tools for exploring our gifts, energizing our leadership, and freeing our most innovative groups to launch thriving ministries. ECMN has an on-going relationship with Living in the Green and will be offering workshops, materials and other related opportunities throughout the 2015-2016 program year. Download the Living in the Green manual.