I am pleased to share with you the next strategic plan for our Diocese of Toronto. Like many similar organizations, our Diocese is in a time of change and transition. We face a number of challenges, both internal and external, and we will respond to them head-on by coming together as a community rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our shared values, while being adaptive to our context. This plan lays out a bold Vision for the next five years and sets the foundations for how we will work together to build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Over the past months, we have listened to many of our clergy, lay leaders, parishioners, staff and partners. Your thoughtful feedback and input has been invaluable to this process and inspires the positive change we seek to create through the implementation of this plan. As we work to implement this plan we will continue to depend on your deep commitment and unique gifts to align our ministry as a Diocese to serve Christ’s mission – faithfully and effectively.
I would like to extend my thanks to the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for their leadership throughout the development of this plan. I look forward to working together with all of you and sharing our success over the next five years.
Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing.”
The Most Rev. Colin R. Johnson
Archbishop of Toronto
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light,
look favourably on your whole Church,
that wonderful and sacred mystery.
By the effectual working of your providence,
carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation.
Let the whole world see and know
that things which were cast down are being raised up,
and things which had grown old are being made new,
and that all things are being brought to their perfection
by him through whom all things were made,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
[who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Sprirt,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.]
Book of Alternative Services, p. 328