Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2003-A059
Title: Acknowledge Strategies and Skills for Church Leadership
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That in support of this church's 20/20 program for evangelism, and in recognition of the joys and challenges of 21st century ministry, and in acknowledgment that this ministry requires specific strategies and skills in:

  • intercultural leadership
  • contemporary foreign language courses
  • anti-racism education
  • church planting
  • congregational revitalization
  • evangelism
  • management of change
  • negotiation of conflict; and be it further

Resolved, That the 74th General Convention strongly urge that dioceses carry out recruitment, discernment, and evaluation of persons for lay and ordained ministries which consider these strategies and skills as integral aspects of church leadership. That the seminaries and diocesan schools for ministry of The Episcopal Church be urged to review and renew curricula, providing inclusion of these strategies and skills; and that opportunities across the church for continuing education, focus on these strategies and skills, most especially in the coming triennium, in order to lay a strong foundation for 20/20 evangelism.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, 2003 (New York: General Convention, 2004), p. 676.