Shaping Christ-Like Leaders
Our growth, our cultural engagement, and the vitality of our churches – all of this depends on authentic, Christ-centered leadership. Therefore, we nurture and develop leaders with great intentionality.
Many of our leaders came to Anglicanism from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions because they were convinced that the various streams of the historical Church – including the catholic, reformed, and evangelical – could be fully expressed in missional, orthodox ways through the Anglican tradition. This Anglican identity provides a common core to our life together, even as it expresses itself with different emphases and styles from one parish to another.
We believe our unity and diversity is a great strength, and this is maintained with a notable spirit of friendship and collaboration. Our leaders and churches enjoy each other and see themselves as part of a common mission. By God’s grace the Diocese of Christ Our Hope plants a variety of new churches every year, and many of these churches are planted as a collaborative effort across multiple churches in the diocese.
This missional focus, along with an ethos of generosity and a concern for nurturing “pastor-theologians”, means that we seek to proactively welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds who are called to Anglicanism. In particular, we are attentive to men and women who God might be calling to ordained ministry, whether as deacons or priests.