Vision Implementation Teams

In 2017 the bishop established six vision implementation teams tasked with ensuring the adoption and implementation of the vision diocesan-wide. Each team is assigned to one of the directions under the vision areas of focus of Faith in Action and Faith in Formation. These teams regularly report to Diocesan Council on their activities and progress. The six teams include:

FAITH IN ACTION
Engaging God's World
Emerging Communities
Reconciliation & Beyond

FAITH IN FORMATION
Youth & Family Life
Worship Resources
Lay Ministry & Leadership Formation

Below are the teams working to advance the vision at a diocesan level and to support parishes locally. 

FAITH IN ACTION
Engaging God's World
Mandate Co-Leaders
Take concrete action to advance economic and social justice, the fair and equitable distribution of resources, and responsible custodianship of the environment by:

• Conducting an inventory of current programs and partnerships across the diocese including activities arising from the former “Matters” teams.
• Reporting to Synod on the above activities in a creative and compelling way.
• Seeking meaningful ways the diocese can recalibrate the balance between charity and advocacy, in favour of the latter.

Penny Holt
Elizabeth Welch
Reconcilation and Beyond
Mandate Co-Leaders
Recommit ourselves to an ongoing shared journey with First Nations and people of all nations and cultures, especially those who feel hurt or abandoned by the church by:
• Conducting an inventory of current efforts at reconciliation across the diocese.
• Reporting to Synod on the above activities in a creative and compelling way.
• Exploring new ways of learning to walk together with those with whom we have broken relationships.
• In all efforts, consult closely with other institutions and organizations, both religious and secular, especially First Nations communities.
Doug Bowan
Mary-Jane Leewis-Kirk
Lon Towstego (DC)
Emerging Ministries
Mandate Co-Leaders
Encourage and support emerging new forms of spiritual community, to plant the church more widely in the world by:
• Conducting an inventory of emerging ministries that have been established or are being established across the diocese.
• Reporting to Synod on the above activities in a creative and compelling way.
• Seeking ways to support parishes and other diocesan ministries to incubate new forms of faith community.
Rob Crosby-Shearer
Craig Hiebert (DC)
FAITH IN FORMATION
Youth and Family Life
Mandate Co-Leaders
Make a demonstrable and real commitment to identifying and meeting the needs of younger people within the Anglican Church by:
• Conducting an inventory of current youth and family life ministries/activities across the diocese.
• Reporting to Synod on the above activities in a creative and compelling way.
• Following-up on the 2017 We Together Youth conference in seeking youth input in next steps for diocesan youth ministry and make recommendations to the bishop.
Aneeta Saroop (DC)
Dawna Wall (DC)
Worship Resources
Mandate Co-Leaders
Provide more diverse opportunities and resources for worship and for personal and family spiritual practice by:
• Conducting an inventory of new resources developed within the diocese.
• Reporting to Synod on the above in a creative and compelling way.
• Proactively and systematically developing and/or disseminating new liturgies for use across the diocese.
• Providing training for laity to design and lead worship.
• Developing ways for parishes to share worship resources, innovations and experiences.
Meagan Crosby-Shearer
Patrick Sibley (DC)
Lay Ministry & Leadership Formation
Mandate Co-Leaders
Celebrate and lift up the ministry of all the baptized, where all are engaged in the mission of the church. Equip and enable both lay and ordained leaders, so they may exercise their gifts for the benefit of all by:
• Reviewing the 2017 Lay Leadership and Training survey results, and the pilot offerings of the Community of Learning.
• Reporting to Synod on the above in a creative and compelling way.
• Using the information from the survey and building on the Community of Learning model, develop a three-year leadership formation plan for the diocese.
David Buckman (DC)
Jeanette Muzio (DC)