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 the Episcopal Church in Minnesota will continue with the mission opportunity of  Engaging God’s Mission of the Beloved Community, looking at it through a new lens: responding to the spirit’s invitation.

Beloved Community has been talked about in many ways by many people.  Sometimes we’re tempted to think of the Beloved Community as Utopia – beautiful to imagine, impossible to create.  But God calls us to Beloved Community when God calls us to bring the Kingdom of God here on earth.  To bring justice, to reconcile relationship, to speak truth, to walk humbly, to care for creation. God calls us to this work – to discern the gifts that we have been given, and put those gifts to work in building the Beloved Community, the Kingdom of God on earth.

Small Group Learning

These resources for small group learning will help you in any small group context, but can definitely be used in your elected body to learn and grow together in understanding the Beloved Community and how using this as a frame can increase the effectiveness of the work.

What’s Next?

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 opportunity to highlight the ways Episcopalians are living out Christ’s love in our communities. You can search ministries around The Church and tell the story of your congregation, school or other Episcopal community. Navigate to your church or facility profile from this map, or through the map of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.

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