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Joining God in Shaping Our Future

Joining God in Shaping Our Future

We believe that God is inviting us into a new way of living together. God is calling us out of our churches and into the world – to see what God is up to. To listen to what God is up to. And to join God there.

Dispatches from the Journey

“I've talked to people that I never would have talked to before. And it's been amazing.”   Ginger McArthur,  St. Peter’s Church, Livingston
April 18, 2017
Ginger McArthur was part of the team that got St. Peter’s, Livingston started in the Going Local process in March 2015, but by that summer she...
A Youth Listening Event at St. Alban's, Oakland/Franklin Lakes. JOHN KING PHOTO
April 4, 2017
In response to the departure of the diocese’s Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, diocesan staff formed an exploratory team that...
Joining God in Shaping Our Future
March 14, 2017
Over the past year, many in our diocese have been dwelling in the third chapter of Joshua. In this story, our spiritual ancestors, led by Joshua, are...
Listening Excursion attendees Dwelling in the Word. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
March 14, 2017
On Saturday, March 4, 125 individuals representing 43 congregations attended the kick-off gathering for the three-month “Listening Excursion...
Joining God in shaping our future
February 1, 2017
This 143rd Annual Diocesan Convention - "Joining God in Shaping Our Future" - was different from any Convention before it. All interested...
Bishop Mark Beckwith
January 28, 2017
This year, Bishop Beckwith gave his annual Convention address in three parts, on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. The text...
Crossing the river
January 18, 2017
Attendees at the Listening Tables in 2016 saw a presentation by Paul Shackford and the Rev. Ginny Dinsmore illustrating our diocese's journey of...
Author Barbara Djimopoulos and other members of the Harrington Park "Going Local" guiding team stand in front of their Dream Board at the October 1 meeting. L-r: Paul Shackford, Barbara Djimopoulos, Coach Deborah Drake, Kathy Ferdinand and Cathie Ruppi. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
October 31, 2016
Acting on a promise made at Diocesan Convention, last June four teams of clergy and lay leaders developed innovative experiments to help the diocese...
Amy Szurly
August 17, 2016
Amy Szurly is one of the members of St. Andrew's, Harrington Park involved in Joining God in Shaping our Future through the Going Local process,...
R-l: Action Learning Team Coaches Peter Jackson, Paul Bolles-Beaven and Valyrie Laedlein talk with Suzanne Willian and Alan Roxburgh. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
August 16, 2016
The Diocese of Newark is blessed with a talented group of coaches who are also great leaders. They are guiding diocesan teams towards joining God in...

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