The worshiping communities that comprise the Diocese of North Carolina are incredibly and wonderfully diverse. Because no two communities are the same, no one-size-fits-all set of resources can support everyone. So the Diocese of North Carolina offers resources in a variety of areas, each designed to support the congregations working in those areas to help them thrive and live out their ministry in the world.
We define vulnerable congregations as those that feel vulnerable. This can be any congregation, because the source of vulnerability can be any number of things: a new location, a new purpose, a change of clergy, financial concerns, a new adventure – anything that leaves a congregation feeling open or exposed and unsure of the future. Whether the source of vulnerability is excitement or anxiety, the goal of this priority is to walk with the congregation to help identify the where and why of their vulnerability, to identify existing gifts that will help uplift the congregation, and provide support to help develop the gifts that will sustain.Read More »
As the diocese lives into God’s call to hospitality, the Committee provides liturgical and pastoral resources, supports congregations’ service and outreach among Latinas and Latinos, and advocates for immigration reform and other laws to protect the rights of all people.Read More »
In addition to dedicating resources to the work of racial reconciliation and social justice, the Diocese of North Carolina wants to support our existing historically black congregations and parishioners of color, and preserve the contributions of congregations of color no longer active.Read More »
Project Resource is a program being used in dioceses around The Episcopal Church to encourage and empower churches to grow and be transformed through joyful giving. The project offers extensive resources for stewardship, including year-round stewardship and pledge campaigns, asking for major gifts and planned giving. We are excited by the possibilities this opens up for us as a diocese to support our congregations in this essential area of ministry, and we see this as a vital tool for years to come.Read More »
Several resources are available through the Diocese to help vestries and parish staff plan, set policies, engage parishioners in stewardship and find clergy support.Read More »
There is no better time to develop a preparedness plan than when all is calm. It allows you the time to think through multiple scenarios and put response plans in place. But that's not all - preparedness planning also gives you the opportunity to think through all the ministries and assistance you offer to your neighbors and local community.Read More »