The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

the Mission Strategy White Paper hits the street

The Rev. Patricia Robertson, rector of St. Mary and St. Jude, Northeast Harbor and chair of the Mission Strategy Study Group talks about their work during a well-attended convention workshop. The Rev. Tim Higgins, rector of St. Ann's, Windham and chair of the Mission Priorities Study Group, looks on.

For nearly 18 months members of the Mission Strategy Study Group (and its counterpart, the Mission Priorities Study Group) have been at work gathering information, listening to people from across the Diocese of Maine, and thinking and praying about recommendations for change that – if implemented – will allow our 65 congregations to grow and thrive in the changing world.

Today, Mission Strategy Study Groups welcomes members of the diocese of read, reflect and comment on a White Paper and their recommendations.  Over the next month, members will gather your comments and suggestions and then meet again to begin the process of transforming the recommendations into resolutions to go before our Diocesan Convention in October 2011.

Click here for the Mission Strategy Study Group White Paper and Recommendations

The members of the Mission Priorities Study Group have also been hard at work.  Their White Paper will be published on Tuesday, March 8, in a similar format.  You will find the link in a new post here on the  NNE blog when it goes live.

For an overview of the two Mission Study Groups’ work and the interim reports they issued at Convention 2010, please click here.

Members of both study groups confer at a joint meeting in Brewer last fall.

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