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Gathered in the love of God in Christ and accepting of diversity, the Diocese of Oregon actively nourishes renewal and growth, cares for creation, and values the unique gifts of all as we encourage innovation to meet the needs of the 21st century church. We ground our lives in Anglican worship while connecting ourselves to the wider church and world.
We live out our mission and vision as a Christian community guided by these core values:
Our mission and vision statements speak broadly and compellingly about our identity as a community, an identity that is informed by a prayerful reading of Holy Scripture and the Book of Common Prayer. However, that identity only becomes visible to us and others as it is clarified through specific and strategic directions that inform our work together.
Through this work, our relationships deepen and expand, allowing us to include more individuals and to become wiser in our witness to Jesus. Our work will be focused in four strategic directions: congregational life, diocesan mission, leadership development, and Gospel justice.
The four areas are explained below. Descriptions and high-level goals appear below each area. The next level – specific actions that support these goal areas – have also been identified so that they in turn, be adopted, measured, and accomplished by groups and individuals. The Mission Document that includes these specific actions can be found below.
Download: Mission Plan
“Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the Realm of God and to heal.” –Luke 9:1-2
Strengthen and support congregational life: We strengthen congregational life to nourish the unique gifts of witness found in communities throughout the diocese. To accomplish this we will:
“But if it is by the spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the Realm of God has come to you.” –Matthew 12:28
Strengthen and support diocesan capacity for mission: We implement and effect organizational structures to allow time and energy to be directed to the work of ministry. To accomplish this we will:
“Then the King will say to those on his right hand, come, you that are blessed by my father, inherit the Realm prepared for you from the foundation of the World.” –Matthew 25:34
Develop missional leadership: We develop strong leaders to nourish unique gifts that increase our capacity to proclaim the Realm and live Gospel lives. To accomplish this we will:
“... and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” –Micah 6:8
Strengthen, support, and advocate for Gospel justice: We respond to God’s call to serve all God’s people and act on behalf of those in need. We build bridges of love and respect that deepen our relationships and strengthen our communities. To accomplish this we will: