Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever you’ve been, and whatever you’ve done, we believe you are a beloved child of God, a unique creation in whom God delights, and an inseparable member of the body of Christ. We’re glad you’re here!
Below, you'll find lots of of ways to explore the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.
Who We Are
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota is one faith community in 104 places, bound together by our commitment to follow the Way of Jesus, joining God in God’s project to heal the whole world with love.
What's Happening in ECMN
Learn more about the ways Episcopalians around the diocese are practicing discipleship, building the beloved community, and following the spirit into what's new.
Find a Faith Community
Looking for a local faith community? Find one in your area below.
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I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.
The Four Priorities
In Bishop Loya's 2020 Address to Convention, the first of his episcopate, he laid out four priorities for our life and work in this season of our lives together. As we seek to grow into the church God is calling us to be, we understand our work to be fourfold:
Discipleship: Transformative encounters with Jesus
- We worship to encounter the living God and to continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship.
- We teach spiritual practices and invite all into creating and keeping an intentional Rule of Life.
- We preach to help people ground their own lives in God's story and live faithfully.
- We share the stories of our faith journeys, seeking courage to rely on God's promises.
Faithful Innovation: A Culture of Experimentation
- We continually discern the unique identity and gifts of our congregation.
- We listen attentively to neighbors and news, trusting that the Holy Spirit is acting around us.
- We continually look for new opportunities and fresh ways to proclaim the Good News in our neighborhoods.
- We try new things and intentionally learn from success and failure, watching for God to make all things new.
Justice: Building Community with the Poor and Marginalized
- We serve Jesus in the form of our neighbors, especially our neighbors who are poor, suffering, or marginalized.
- We seek God's healing in relationships across difference—especially differences of race, class, and religion.
- We share what we have—money, space, skills, time—to serve the world and mend broken relationships with God, neighbor, and Creation.
- We strive, through our words and our actions, to be known as a force for love and justice in our community.
Congregational Vitality: Sharing Life Together Deeply
- We gather in small groups to support each others' discipleship.
- Our relationships at church become some of the most important relationships in our lives.
- We ground our leadership and ministry gatherings in prayer and Scripture.
- We trust that times of conflict and change are an opportunity to hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance in new ways.
Click the links below to find resources to help you encounter Jesus, try new ways of being church, build community with the poor and marginalized, and share life deeply with your neighbors and your congregation, and to find stories of Episcopalians all over the diocese doing the same in their own unique contexts.
Transformative encounters with Jesus.
A culture of experimentation.
Building community with the poor and marginalized.
Sharing life together deeply.