Our Progress So Far

People across the diocese have been working to share and implement Growing in Christ since it launched in June 2016. Here’s what we’ve done so far:

 

 

  • We have communicated the plan in a variety of ways:
    • Archbishop Johnson has written about it in his Diary in The Anglican and spoken about it at clergy town hall meetings.
    • Area bishops have presented it to Area Councils and regional deans.
    • Staff have made presentations at the Parish Leadership Workshops.
    • Regular updates have been given to Diocesan Council.
    • The plan has been posted on our website.
  • Working with our graphic designer, staff have created a visual identify for the plan that includes an attractive logo, colour palette and typeface. The visual identity has been used on booklets, presentations, reports and more.
  • Working groups have been created for each of the five Focus Areas. The working groups are made up of Diocesan Council members and volunteers from the parishes, and are supported by staff. Reporting to Diocesan Council, the working groups help to achieve the strategic initiatives of the Focus Areas. The working groups are chaired by the following:
  • An engagement survey will be launched in the fall to collect feedback from Anglicans across the diocese. The survey results will help us better identify the issues that are important to address in the systems and our relationships across the diocese.  
  • Growing in Christ is the theme of the upcoming Synod and will be the focus of discussion when Synod convenes on Nov. 24-25.  
  • Some parishes have used the plan to start discussions at their vestry meetings – for example, how to develop leaders or implement a culture of continuous improvement. Area Councils have also started using the plan for planning and discussion purposes.