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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

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...
Joining God in Shaping Our Future
July 19, 2016
In this podcast, Ginny Dinsmore, Suzanne Willian and Kay Lark – all intimately involved in the Joining God in Shaping Our Future process...
Joining Jesus on the Journey
July 11, 2016
During the six days of July 25-30, a number of people will join Bishop Beckwith in walking across our entire diocese, from the Delaware River that...
Eugene Foley, St. Stephen’s, Millburn
June 14, 2016
Being better neighbors was a consistent theme of the stories from the six congregations who came together at Episcopal House on Saturday, June 11...
Ron Garner of St. George's, Maplewood
June 14, 2016
Acting on a promise made at Diocesan Convention, four teams of clergy and lay leaders have developed innovative experiments to help the diocese find...
Ruth Portela, St. Peter's, Livingston
June 1, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Spirit is moving. At our Diocesan Convention in January, I invited our congregations and diocesan leaders...
Ben Miller and Janelle Grant
May 17, 2016
On April 15 and 16, two of our young adults, Janelle Grant of St. Paul’s, Paterson and Ben Miller of St. Paul’s, Englewood attended the...
John King and Kaileen Alston
May 3, 2016
I spent well over two decades, from the time I was confirmed until the day I took the job with the diocese, avoiding Bible study like the plague....
The Rev. Diane Rhodes
April 19, 2016
Transforming congregations requires changing the roles of leaders. Leaders need to be like gardeners, cultivating the ground to develop rich soil in...
The Core Practices
March 17, 2016
Listening isn’t easy – but if one persists, it does bear fruit. That was the consistent theme of the reports from the six congregations...

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