New Episcopal Communities

Discover New Ministries

A New Video Series

Mission Developers have a unique challenge as leaders in faith communities. They’re called to function as entrepreneurial self-starters who also embrace the Episcopal church’s ethos and traditions. Here, we feature their stories and work. Please share these videos and join us as we host conversations about the future of our church.

Their Stories, Our Future (Trailer)

Meet some Mission Developers who are making a difference in our church.

Mission Development: The Process

Mission Development is a process that includes discernment, starts, stops, and do-overs. The Rev. Kelly Aughenbaugh and Megan Allen, Director of The Institute at St. John’s (Cleveland, Ohio) talk about their process.

Creating Church Within Community

The Rev. Eric McIntosh at St. James Episcopal Church of Penn Hills (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) talks about developing a network for and with the local community. In this video, he also provides inspiring counsel for aspiring mission developers.

Why Becoming Resilient Matters

Kate Davis from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, Washington shares her evidence-based insights from her research about resilience among clergy.

When Couples Share a Church Plant

The Rev. Laurel Mathewson and The Rev. Colin Mathewson offer observations and tips about their ministry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Diego, California.

Living a Life of Ministry With Balance

The Rev. Chantal Morales McKinney, Founding Pastor of Christ’s Beloved Community/Comunidad Amada de Cristo (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) offers compelling counsel for clergy about establishing and sustaining life-work balance.

Creating Ecumenical and Interfaith Community

The Rev. Tami Forte Logan, Associate Minister at Zion Grove, AME Zion as well as Lead Organizer at Faith4Justice and The Rev. Milly Morrow, Associate Dean at The Cathedral of All Souls discuss the joys and challenges of creating Kairos West Community Center, an ecumenical and interfaith community in Asheville, North Carolina.

Discovering the Unexpected

Hear about how the Rev. Teresa Wakeen explored her neighborhood and ended up planting The Church at Crossroads (Detroit, Michigan).

Surprised by God and Mission Development

The Reverend Alfredo Feregrino from Our Lady of Guadalupe (Seattle, Washington) talks about encountering and being open to the unexpected during the mission development process.

The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers

Staff Officer for Church Planting

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