The process of discerning who God is calling to be our next Bishop Diocesan begins with each of us. Our bishop will be part of our community, and their role grows out of the distinctive qualities which make up the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.
The Discernment Subcommittee will be holding sixteen listening sessions via Zoom from August 30—September 23. These sessions are designed to encourage us to share from our own unique context and experiences. We will gather together to pray, share, and discern together our current strengths and areas of growth as ECCT, as well as where we sense God inviting us next. These holy conversations will then form the backbone of our Bishop Profile, which will be developed in partnership with the Profile Subcommittee.
The Discernment Subcommittee is committed to ensuring these Listening Sessions are safe spaces where you will feel free to share openly about your experiences in ECCT, the wider Episcopal Church, and our world. Any information from these sessions utilized in the final Profile or other BTC communications will remain anonymous.
We look forward to our time together as we pray, listen, share, and discern God’s calling as we search for our XVI Bishop Diocesan.