Faith Communities

This year, we’re being called to engage in God’s Mission of the Beloved Community.  So, as you plan programming and formation, use the resources below to grow deeper and learn how to truly become the Beloved Community, to one another in your faith community, and in the wider world. What is Beloved Community? This year…

Mission Areas

Faith communities in the state are connected to one another via Mission Areas. Mission Areas are a grouping of 10-15 faith communities that share geographic proximity. Why are Mission Areas important? Because we don’t do this work of ministry and mission in isolation. By connecting with those around us, we can learn from each other,…

Elected Bodies

As a member of an ECMN Elected Body (ECMN Council, Standing Committee, Trustees and Commission on Ministry), you provide leadership and help steward the vision of ECMN’s faith communities.  As you work to ensure all faith communities are thriving, sustainable and engaging in God’s Mission, do so through the framework of the Beloved Community. What…

Lay Leaders

As a leader in your faith community, you are essential to the health and vitality of your faith community.  As you seek to strengthen and deepen the work of your faith community, here are resources to help you do that through the lens of the Beloved Community. What is Beloved Community? This year the Episcopal…

Clergy

As a clergyperson, you have a unique purview role in stewarding these conversations and this work in your faith community. Use this page to guide you in learning, reflecting and deepening your own understanding of Beloved Community What is Beloved Community? This year the Episcopal Church in Minnesota will continue with the mission opportunity of …

What is Beloved Community?

So just what does it mean to become the beloved community? And why is it so important for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota right now?

Small Group Learning

Create space for small groups to come together to learn, grow, and build relationships.  The Beloved Community is not something we can think into existence.  It takes the hard work of building relationship that help you understand the richness and diversity of God’s creation, and see a more distinct picture of the work we are…

Self-Reflection

Self-reflection offers space for you to listen to your own story and your own context and how it fits into being a part of creating the Beloved Community. Take time to pray, journal, and learn for your spiritual and emotional growth. Look at your daily life through the lens of Beloved Community. Learn more about…

Articles, Books, Podcasts, & Videos

The following list is a short collection of books, articles, and other resources on Beloved Community. If you have additional resources, please send them to rachel.b@episcopalmn.org. Articles The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prescription for a Healthy Society, by Jeff Rittman, January 19, 2014 The Episcopal Church – Beloved Community Overview Materials The Episcopal…

What’s Next?

Let's move forward with building Beloved Community together so that… from Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Vimeo. So you’ve done a ton of action?  Well, now it’s time for you to add your work to the Episcopal Asset Map. The Episcopal Asset Map is a joint project of The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. It’s an…

Environment

Interfaith Power and Light Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light* Minnesota Interfaith Power &…

Dismantling Racism & Reconciliation

YWCA YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. Our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and girls and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Circle of the Beloved* In the Fall of 2016, The Episcopal Church in Minnesota,…