Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Commission on Congregations

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The Commission on Congregations helps congregations grow and strengthen in their ministry to their members and communities. It focuses on the following areas: stewardship, communication, strategic planning, and Christian formation. It also assists our three Hispanic missions in Greenville, Simpsonville and Columbia. The Commission also allocates diocesan funds to various missions to support the salary of their clergy till the missions become self-sustaining.

To accomplish its responsibilities, the Commission takes several approaches. It links churches wanting assistance with experts in the diocese. It organizes persons in various congregational ministries so that they can meet regularly and communicate through e-mail lists. It offers training to congregations through workshops. It allocates diocesan funds to various missions. It reviews quarterly reports submitted by missions to the diocese.

The Commission on Congregations is one of six created by the Diocesan Executive Council to carry out the work of the diocese. The Commission is chaired by two members of the Council.  The other members are appointed by the Bishop. The Commission meets quarterly – sometimes it convenes in Clinton, sometimes it “meets” through a conference call. The Commission is divided into several committees to carry out its specific responsibilities. They welcome new members. Persons who wish to join a committee should apply to the bishop.

  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
  • Cursillo 130 1
  • Cursillo 130 2
  • Cursillo 130 3
  • Cursillo 130 4
  • Cursillo 130 5
  • Cursillo 130 6
  • Cursillo 130 7
  • Cursillo 130 8
  • Cursillo 130 9
  • Cursillo 130 10
  • Cursillo 130 11