UPDATE: The Search Committee hosted nine Listening Sessions around the diocese throughout February and March. Those sessions have now been completed, and the Committee has turned its attention to crafting a profile of the Diocese using the information the Sessions produced.
Thank you to everyone who participated in these Sessions, and please continue to hold the Committee in your prayers.
The Search Committee for the 11th Bishop of Georgia will be holding a series of Listening Sessions around the diocese over the next several weeks. These sessions are vital to the successful creation of our profile, as they offer the best opportunity to gather our vision for the next chapter in the life of our Diocese.
Each Convocation will host a Listening Session for anyone who can attend. In addition, there will be a session specifically for all clergy – deacons and priests – in the diocese, and another for our youth. The Youth session will be held during New Beginnings but is open to all youth (grades 6th-12th) even if they are not attending the New Beginnings weekend.
Some thoughts to ponder before you arrive at one of the Sessions: what miracle/joy/success have you seen in the last 10 years? What was your best moment in the Diocese? What have we missed, or what could we have done better? What are your hopes for the next 10 years?
If you are unable make the session in your own convocation, we hope that you will attend another in a neighboring deanery. If you cannot be present for any of the sessions, we will also offer an online survey, so that we can include as many voices in the conversation as possible.
As always and before all else, please keep the Search Committee, our Diocese, and all those who will be involved in whatever way in your prayers.