Report of the Revision Committee chaired by The Ven. Clive Mansell (Rochester).
Includes bibliographical references.
"The draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure ('the draft Measure') and draft Amending Canon No. 30 ('the draft Amending Canon') both received First Consideration by the General Synod ('the Synod') at the February 2009 group of sessions. .... It is, however, the Committee's view that further work should be done on a draft Code of Practice before the revised draft Measure and the revised draft Amending Canon come to the Synod for their Final Drafting and Final Approval Stages, since it will help the Synod at that point to be able to see the emerging shape of the whole package, even though one part of it will necessarily be only a draft." -- Preface.
Signed: On behalf of the Committee, The Venerable Clive Mansell (Chair) and dated 30 April 2010. -- p. 82.
Contents: Glossary -- Preface -- Part 1: How the journey began -- Part 2: How the journey unfolded -- Part 3: How the journey was completed: the Committee's clause by clause consideration of the draft legislation -- A. The draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure -- B. Draft Amending Canon No. 30 -- Part 4: Signposts for what lies ahead -- Appendix 1: Proposals for amendment and submissions -- Appendix 2: Summary of proposals and submissions received which raised points of substance and the Committee's consideration thereof -- Part 1. The draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure -- Part 2. Draft Amending Canon No. 30 -- Appendix 3: Destination tables -- Appendix 4: The society model: supplementary analysis -- Appendix 5: Transfer by operation of law: supplementary analysis -- Appendix 6: The Code of Practice to be made under the Measure.
Report of the Vision 2019 Task Force, chaired by the Very Rev. Peter Elliott "For consuderation at General Synod 2010".
"As the General Synod gathers once again, we will consider a new strategic plan -- Vision 2019 -- that invites the Holy Spirit to shape the life of our church more and more deeply in in paths of discipleship and mission. Vision 2019 takes three years of listening, prayer, consultation, writing, and waiting on God's Spirit and gives them back to the church as a trajectory for our national ministries under the auspices of the General Synod. Vision 2019 is more, though, than simply a vision for the work of General Synod. It challenges the whole church to receive the Anglican Communion's Marks of Mission as the Spirit's invitation to uinderstand ourselves as called into God's mission through our commitment to Jesus and the life of his church". -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents divided into three main parts: Part One: An Invitation to the Whole Church -- Part Two: A Plan for General Synod -- Appendices.
Contents: [Prefatory letter] dated March 2010 / Fred [Hiltz], Archbishop and Primate, The Anglican Church of Canada -- Part One -- Introduction -- The Five Marks of Mission -- Pray for the Land, Live in the Place: A Theological Framework for the Marks of Mission / [Michael Thompson] -- Part Two -- Vision 2019: The Process So Far -- Priorities for the Church: Living into God's Mission -- Summary: Priorities for the Church Living into God's Mission -- Practices for the Church : Ready for God's Mission -- Summary: Practices for the Church Ready for God's Mission -- Mission: Goes Out From God -- List of Appendices.
Contents of Appendices: A: Preliminary Timeline for Vision 2019 Priorities and Practices -- B: Vision 2019 and the History of General Synod Planning -- C: Quantitative Analysis Report -- D: Vision 2019 Analysis of Submissions by Marleen Morris and Associates, Nov. 2009 -- E: Stakeholders List -- F: Excerpts from the d'Youville Report (National Gathering on Theological Education), Jan. 2010 -- G: Summary of the Governance Working Group Report to the Council of General Synod, Nov. 2009 -- H: Tending the Flames, report of the Youth Initiatives Working Group, Sept. 2009.
Electronic document downloaded from General Synod 2010 section of the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod web site: http://www.anglican.ca/gs2010/wp-content/uploads/019-GS2010-Vision-2019-Report-and-Appendices.pdf
"Prepared for: The Aboriginal Healing Foundation By: Principal Investigator: Gwen Reimer (Praxis Research Associates. Co-Investigators: Amy Bombay, Lena Ellsworth, Sara Fryer [and] Tricia Logan."
Includes bibliographical references, p. 97-99
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Definitions -- Executive Summary -- Introduction to the CEP [Common Experience Payment] Study -- CEP Study Objectives and Methodology -- Participant Profiles -- The Common Experience Payment Process -- Impacts of Common Experience Payments -- Survivors' Assessments of CEP-related Supports -- Healing, Well-being, and the CEP -- Conclusions -- References -- Appendix A: Common Experience Payment Application Form -- Appendix B: Common Experience Reconsideration Application Form -- Appendix C: Independent Assessment Process Application Form -- Appendix D: Key Informant Question Guide: AHF [Aboriginal Healing Foundation] Common Experience Payment Study -- Appendix E: The Semi-Structured Interview Guide for Community Health Providers -- Appendix F: AHF-CEP Study Ethics Protocol -- Appendix G: AHF-CEP Study Informed Consent Form (Survivor Participants) -- Appendix H: AHF-CEP Study Confidentiality Agreement (Interpreters and Counsellors) -- Appendix I: Atlas Theme Analysis Tables -- Appendix HJ: SPSS Frequency and Crosstabulation Tables.
"Thèse soumise à la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales dans le cadre des exigences du programme de maîtrise en sociologie. Département de sociologies et d'anthropologie Faculté des sciences sociales Université d'Ottawa".
"Using annual statistics from the United, Anglican and Catholic Churches as well as demographic data from Quebec and Canada, the present thesis details the results of a series of quantitative analyses concerning the evolution of church indicators since the 1970s within the English-speaking community of Quebec. .... The entirety of the results show three main axes which distinguish tendencies of decline from those of relative stability: differences between denomination (Protestantism-Catholicism), between linguistic communities (Anglophone-Francophone) and between regions (East-West). Anglo-Quebecers resemble more often than not English Canada regarding religious indicator tendencies from the three Christian churches being studied. .... The results are interpreted according to a theoretical framework allowing for the existence of several stories of secularization, dialoging most notably with the sociological works of David Martin, Danièle Hervieu-Léger and Raymond Lemieux -- experts regarding the link between church and national community as well as religious identity. .... An in depth examination of the relationship between Anglo-Quebecers and their three main Christian churches also allows us to distinguish in many regards this population from other Quebecois and Canadian ethno-linguistic communities". -- Abstract.
Contents: Introduction -- La minorisation de l'anglophone québecoise et les enjeux religieux -- Le déclin identitaire des grandes Églises protestantes au Québec anglophone -- L'impact des confessions religieuses, des groupes linguistiques et des régions -- À la rencontre de trois axes: deux configuration religieuses -- Conclusion -- Annex A -- Annexe B -- Annexe C -- Bibliographie.
This book "is the first of three that are part of the Alban Institute's Narrative Leadership series". -- Preface, p. viii.
"Helping a community of faith 're-vision' its personal and collective narratives is one of the greatest leadership challenges of the age. 'Finding Our Story' assembles essays by congregational consultants who use the power of story to help congregations heal, strengthen, and reinvent themselves. These consultants describe how narrative therapy works, explore its promise and its challenges, and share the practical wisdom of their own experiences". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Larry A. Golemon, Director, The Alban Institute Narrative Leadership Project -- Thinking throught Change: Narrative Theory and Models of Transformation / Larry A. Golemon -- Narrrative Leadership and Renewed Congregational Identity / Gil Rendle -- Expeditions into What is Possible: Narrative Leadership and Deep Change / Lawrence Peers -- Place-Basewd Narratives: An Entry Point for Ministry to the Soul of a Community / Alice Mann -- Giants and Grasshoppers: Stories that Frame Congregational Anxiety / Susan Beaumont -- Congregational Resilience, Conflict and Narrative Approaches / Susan Nienaber -- Contributors.
"These essays grew out of conversations with theological educators and pastors in the Alban Institute's Narrative Leadership Project, graciously supported by the Luce Foundation." "This volume celebrates new narratives approaches to integrating teaching and learning in theological education and the practice of ministry. .... This book emphasizes how various teachers use narrative methods to help integrate classroom, contextual, and continuing education with unusual creativity. While many of the essays are told from the point of view of teaching and learning, each one of them relates directly to practices and challenges of contemporary ministry, which will benefit any pastor or lay minister. Teachers and ongoing students of theology will find promising narrative approaches to the learning and practice of theology that will enhance their own ministries". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Larry A. Golemon, Director, The Alban Institute Narrative Leadership Project -- Toward a Framework for Narrative Leadership in Ministry / Larry A. Golemon, Director, The Alban Institute Narrative Leadership Project -- The Official and Unofficial Story: A Narrative of Identity and Faithfulness in the Bible / Judy Fentress-Williams -- Preaching the Christian Story among Other Faith Stories: A Case Study of a Course / Susan K. Hedahl -- Enlivening Local Stories through Pastoral Ethnography / Mary Clark Moschella -- Shared Narrative: Story Brokering as an Approach to Contextual Learning at Seminary / Kathryn Vitalis Hoffman -- Story Lines for Redemptive Leadership / Robert Charles Anderson -- Place-Based Narrative: Paradoxical Landscape and Rooted Realities / Susan Kendall -- Contributors.
"Religious leaders across the globe struggle with the postmodern conditions of social life, including religious pluralism, rapid social change, increased individualism, and media-driven culture." "Narratives respond to religious pluralism and individualism by linking individuals' stories to one another, and by finding shared stories -- like that of Abraham -- between one community of believers (say Christians or Jews) and the next (say Muslims). Effective religious narratives respond to the media absorption of local traditions and customs by grounding people's meaning and decisions in a viable sense of neighbourhood and place that is cared for by God. The essays in this book come from dedicated religious leaders and teachers who use narrative strategies to sustain religious meaning, values, and community in the face of postmodern life. .... As part of our Narrative Leadership project, funded by the Luce Foundation, this is the final volume in a series of three dedicated to the findings of the project." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Larry A. Golemon, Director, The Alban Institute Narrative Leadership Project -- The Practice of Narrative Leadership in Ministry / Larry A. Golemon -- The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Pastoral Memoirs and the Narrative Imagination / G. Lee Ramsey Jr. -- Pastor as Narrative Leader / N. Graham Standish -- The Sacred Value of Congregational Stories / Tim Shapiro -- Story Sharing and the Practice of Hospitality as Ingredients in Effective Leadership / Carol Johnston -- Have Conversations and Have Faith: Trading "Us and Them" for "All of Us" / Mike Mather -- Downtown Judaism: in Our Own Image / Niles Elliot Goldstein -- Living the Story / Diana Butler Bass -- Contributors.
"First printing: February 2010". -- verso of t.-p.
"Editor: Bramwell Ryan." -- verso of t.-p.
"Managing editors: John Berard, Jamie Howison, Sharon Jones- Ryan, Suzanne Pringle". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes CD with original music in pocket on inside back cover..
"A compelling collection of photographs, art, stories, poems and music, 'Beautiful Mercy' is a celebration. Patterned after a long tradition of prayer, this new approach to a Book of Hours breathes fresh life into the seven church seasons and the seven daily hours. Produced by the people of saint benedict's table, a Christian community, this book tells ancient truths in contemporary ways. A stunning 160 page full-colour book, 'Beautiful Mercy' includes a 13-trach professionally recorded and mastered CD with new music by Steve Bell, Jaylene Johnson and many others". -- leaf included with book.
"[By] saint benedict's table: a worshipping community, rootend in an ancient future". -- t.-p.
"This book includes seven entries for each of the seven major seasons of the church calendar, for a tota; of forty-nine individual sections. The seven entries are named for, and reflect, the seven hours of prayer in the monastic tradition." -- p. .
Contents divided into seven main sectons: Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany -- Lent -- Easter -- Pentecost -- Ordinary Time and then divided into seven sub-sections: Vigils -- Lauds -- Terce -- Sex -- None -- Vespers -- Compline.
Contents: Foreword dated Winnipeg, February 2010 / Jamie Howison -- The Seasons -- The Hours of Prayer -- Advent -- Christmas -- Epiphany -- Lent -- Easter -- Pentecost -- Ordinary Time -- Afterword / Jamie Howison -- Contributors -- [Table of Contents for] Beautiful Mercy CD.
Jamie Howison is an Anglican priest and incumbent of saint benedict's table in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"This book was born in pastoral search committee meetings. .... During our search I realized the need for a book about managing the pastoral search process. 'The Alban Guide to Managing the Pastoral Search Process', published in 1999, has helped thousands of congregations. Now, by 2010, much has changed. We communicate differently. The Internet has redefined how we talk to one another and has given us access to information in ways we never thought possible. These changes can help a search committee. Committees now have more ways to inform others of their search and to connect with pastors. The committee has a greater ability to present its church in the best possible light through the congregation's website. For that reason, this revision is needed. Every chapter has been revised, with new material added. A new introduction takes the reader through the search journey, and new chapters discuss interim pastors and the use of the Internet. And finally, new appendixes, provide pastoral search resources". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface -- Introduction -- The Pastoral Search Committee -- Using the Internet -- Managing the Congregation -- Determining Who You Are -- The Church Information Packet -- Finding Candidates -- Connecting with Pastors -- Managing References, Testing, Interviews, and Red Flags -- Selection Criteria, Evaluation, and Recommendation -- Presenting Your Best Side -- Managing the Call Process -- Managing a Smooth Transition -- Appendixes -- Bibliography.
Contents of Appendices: A: Pastoral Search Resources -- B: Sample Pastoral Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships -- C: Sample Congregational Survey -- D: Sample Pastoral Questionnaire -- E: Sample Letter Introducing Two Candidates to the Congregation -- F: Sample Addendum to the Letter of Call -- G: Sample Cover Letter for the Letter of Call -- H: Sample Letter of Call.
"[By] Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook [and] Fredrica Harris Thompsett".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-191).
"You have in your hands a remarkable book designed for congregational and diocesan (judicatory) study. Here is both a manual and personal account of how widely diverse and dispersed congregations and judicatories are reexamining Christian living through the lens of baptism, water, and the Spirit. .... My experience of mutual ministry in the Diocese of Northern Michigan has spanned some twenty-eight years as bishop .... In my experience, a key to pursuing baptismal living is to have a diocese that understands the relationship of the adult baptized to the ordained members of the diocese and congregation." -- Foreword.
"This book focuses on the variety of ways people in small congregations are living out their baptism, and the impact of baptismal living on congregations, judicatories, and the wider communities they serve. .... The focus of 'Born of Water, Born of Spirit' is on small congregations, most of which have fewer than fifty regularly participating adults, many of which are in rural communities; some are in isolated and poor communities, and all are in the midst of deep change. Deep change is different from incremental change in that it is discontinuous with the past: it involves new ways of being, thinking and action, as well as taking risks." -- Intro., p. 1-2.
Contents: Foreword / Thomas K. Ray, Retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Born of Water, Born of Spirit -- A Saving Remnant: Vitality in Small Congregations -- Baptismal Ministry and Congregational Leadership -- Developed, Not Delivered: Local Ministry Development -- Emergent Perspectives on the Church and Ministry -- Conclusion: Best Practices for Baptismal Ministry Development -- Notes -- Resources for Baptismal Ministry.
Authors are both members of the Episcopal Church. The two were co-directors "of the Pastoral Excellence Project at the Episcopal Divinity School which served as the basis for this book". -- back cover.