New Episcopal Communities


Our mission is to grow the courage and capacity of ministry leaders and dioceses to dive into the work of church planting. We are building a structure of online and in-person trainings for both planters and diocesan leaders, as well as posting a variety of resources to accompany you on the journey.

New Episcopal Communities Activator Course

We’ve combined some of our best resources, practices and experience into an online course New Episcopal Community leaders can take at your own pace.  The Online Activator Course is hosted in partnership with Bexley Seabury’s Pathwright Platform.  It is comprised of eight modules, including pieces on discerning a new community, building a core team, contextual budgeting, creating a solid ministry plan, and covenanting with your diocese.  
Here is the link to register and start using this free resource!

The “What to Expect Guide” for New Episcopal Communities

This resource is an evolving collection of the wisdom gleaned from New Episcopal Communities over the last three triennia.

Discernment and Ministry Plan resources

Short Guide to New Episcopal Communities for Diocesan Leadership
This brief guide offers starting places for diocesan level leaders who are looking for inspiration, how to think about funding, benchmarks and the judicatory’s role in planting and supporting a New Episcopal Community.

Online Conversations

We invite you to join us during our monthly, online connection points:

Second Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET
On the second Tuesday of the month, we invite a conversation partner to explore topics related to new ministry, church planting and/or redevelopment.

Third Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET
On “Third Thursdays” we host a ProAction Cafe, designed to help leaders clarify their idea and refine action steps.

Zoom Link for all Connection Points

Recordings of past trainings can be found here.

Suggested reading for Church Planters and Missional Leaders

Want to explore church planting, mission, redevelopment or leadership further? Here’s our team’s evolving list of helpful resources.

The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers

Staff Officer for Church Planting

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