Canon Glossary


Ministry Networks: Organic, historic, and hybrid initiatives and groups that bring together people from more than one worship community around a shared passion.

Common Worship: An effort to promote dialogue and resource sharing with the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of The Episcopal Church as well as to provide liturgy and music for gatherings and events of the Diocese.

Formation: The process and practice through which all Christians are able to deepen their knowledge and enrich their spiritual lives throughout their lifetimes.

Mission: The Mission of God, in which the Church is privileged to participate, is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Regions: Regional gatherings of the members of the Diocese intended to build capacity, promote connection and catalyze adaptive change among the parishes in each region.

Resources: The combined financial and material assets of the parishes, institutions and worshiping communities of the Diocese.

Staff Canons: Senior members of the staff of the Diocese.