Congregations and Christian Formation Task Groups

Lay Adult Christian Formation Task Group: providing resources, encouragement and training clergy and lay parish leaders in establishing effective formation processes and events on a congregational level for adults.

Liaison: The Rev. Vincent Black, Canon for Christian Formation

Current Regular Events: Lay Worship Leader Licensing; Saturday Lay Retreats, Education for Ministry (EFM)

Parish Children and Youth Task Group: providing resources, encouragement and training for clergy and lay parish leaders in establishing effective formation process and events on a congregational level for infant through elementary age children, also providing special events for children in the diocese.

Liaison: The Rev. Vincent Black, Canon for Christian Formation

Current Regular Events; Sunday School teacher training; Safeguarding God's Children

Youth Event Task Group: providing resources, encouragement and training for clergy and lay parish leaders in establishing effective formation processes and events on a congregational level for middle and high school aged persons; also providing special events for youth in the diocese.

Liaison: The Rev. Vincent Black Canon for Christian Formation

Current Regular Events: Diocesan Youth Events, Happening, Peer Ministry Training

Evangelism Task Group: providing resources, encouragement, and training for clergy and lay parish leaders in helping congregations share the Gospel with the world.

Liaison: The Rev. Brad Purdom, Canon for Congregations

Current Regular Events: Evangelism 101

Stewardship Task Group: providing resources, encouragement, and training for clergy and training for clergy and lay parish leaders in effective year round parish stewardship.

Liaison: William A. Powel, III, Canon to the Ordinary

Natural Church Development (NCD) Task Group: leading and coordinating the NCD process in the diocese.

Liaison: The Rev. Brad Purdom, Canon for Congregations

College work Task Group: providing resources and training to equip parishes in the diocese for effective college ministry at nearby campuses.

Liaison: Canon for Christian Formation, The Rev. Vincent Black

Parish Leadership Development Task Group: providing quality workshops and training events for lay and ordained parish leaders.

Liaison: The Rev. Brad Purdom, Canon for Congregations

Liturgy and Worship Task Group: providing resources and training for clergy and lay leaders in renewing and energizing Sunday and weekday parish worship.

Liaison: The Rev. Brad Purdom, Canon for Congregations

Additional Office Events and Programs: Winter Convocation, Kenyon Conference