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A New Way to do Convention

Every year on the first weekend of November, certain members of the diocese gather together to conduct business required by the constitution and canons. This business meeting is called "Convention," and about 175 people, clergy and laity are "delegates" who attend. Last year, Bishop Jim Hobby shared a vision to expand this weekend event in two ways. First, he added worksh...

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Announcing Canon Don Bushyager, Canon to the Ordinary

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As announced last month, Bishop Jim Hobby isimplementing some changes to the Diocesan Staff that he believes will allow us to better serve the clergy and congregations of the diocese. It is with joy, we announce Fr. Don Bushyager will assume the title of Canon to the Ordinary. This is a new/renewed position in our diocese. Canon Don will be increasing his responsibilities...

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GAFCON Update from Bishop Jim: Final Reflections

After a few days of recovery and reflection, here are a few final thoughts about GAFCON 2018 in Jerusalem....

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GAFCON Update from Bishop Jim: Receiving Inspiration for Gospel Movement

Dear Friends, Today was again filled with great teaching, inspiring worship, and encouraging fellowship. Our Bible exposition focused on the story in Luke of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Our preacher exhorted us to preach Jesus in the Old Testament and to preach well. Our plenary topic was "God's Strategy" (following the themes of "God's Gospel," "God's Chur...

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GAFCON Update from Bishop Jim: Resurrection and Evangelism

Dear Co-heirs with Christ, On this day at GAFCON we reflected on the biblical story of Jesus' resurrection. While it is easy for its wonder to dissipate, the fact of the resurrection is a startling reality. Jesus actually rose from the dead and promised that we would join Him in His victory over death. Therefore, we should be the most joyful, most unflappable, most hopefu...

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GAFCON Update from Bishop Jim: First Impressions

Dear Partners in the Gospel, What a privilege it is to be here at GAFCON 2018, gathered with almost 2,000 Anglican believers from around the world! As I share some of my impressions and highlights, you can follow what's happening in Jerusalem though the GAFCON website (www.gafcon.org/events/jerusalem-2018). Those of us at GAFCON 2018 are experiencing a foretaste of Joh...

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GAFCON Update from Bishop Jim: Who's Here

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Dear Friends, During the second day of GAFCON 2018, we continued to worship the Lord enthusiastically under the leadership of a Nigerian choir. We walked carefully through the trial and death of Jesus in our Bible exposition, seeing in them the heart of the Gospel, Jesus substitution for us. And, in our final morning session, we saw clearly God's love for the Church and i...

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New Developments Coming to Diocesan Staff Structure

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Dear Members of the Diocese, After 2 years of observing, listening, praying and testing lots of hypothesis, I'm making some changes to the Diocesan Staff that I believe will allow us to better serve the clergy and congregations of the Diocese. Congregations (and even small groups within congregations) have 6 basic ministry dynamics: worship/prayer, evangelism/mission, di...

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The Invitation of the Ascension

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The Reformers consistently emphasized the biblical teaching that Christ's work on the Cross is complete. We can add nothing to what He accomplished through His sacrifice of Himself on our behalf. As we say in our liturgy, "He made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, a...

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Church Planting Profile: Grace Church, Edgeworth

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Pastor: The Rev. Chance Perdue TM: How long have you been a part of the Diocese?CP: 6 years TM: Tell us about the Edgeworth area how it informs the formation of your church.CP: Edgeworth is mostly residential and it's right next to Sewickley - if I'm in the car it takes about two minutes to go from the church to the village. You see the same people all the time - at the...

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