The Bishop Search Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the listening sessions on July 8 and July 15. We had 41 participants in Parsons, 61 in El Dorado, 50 in Lawrence and 43 in Topeka.
We had lively and thoughtful conversations about each of the six questions asked during the listening sessions. The feedback we collected will help us to construct the upcoming diocesan survey, as well as to develop our diocesan profile.
Please continue to pray for the diocese and the search committee as we continue to follow the guidance of God for the 10th bishop of Kansas.
Prayer for the search for the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Kansas
Gracious and loving God, thank you for the directing presence of your Holy Spirit upon those who have been set apart to discern your call of the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Kansas. Look graciously on your people as we lift up the search process in fervent prayer. Guide us to the faithful pastor who will nurture your people and cultivate the myriad gifts that abide in the people of this diocese. Empower this search with a spirit of joy and discernment as together we journey with Jesus the road ahead; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Theological statement from the Council of Trustees (adopted Feb. 1, 2017)
We, the Council of Trustees, believe in and trust the God-given gifts that abide in the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. During this season of transition, we will not be fearful. Directed by the Spirit, together we joyfully walk with Jesus the road ahead.