Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) utilizes a seven-comission diocesan structure designed to maximize mission effectiveness and emphasize grass-roots involvement.
The seven commissions—Commission on Ministry; for Congregations; on Convocations; on the Diocese; on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion; on Mission and International Concerns; and on Christian Formation—are policy-making groups chaired, for the most part, by members of DEC and populated by individuals from throughout the diocese.
The Commission for 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 mission…Read More »
The Commission on Christian Formation includes oversight of the Diocesan Youth Leadership, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Youth Ministries, Young Adults Ministries, Canterbury Communities, Happening, Vocare, Education for Ministry and all other Christian formation ministries. It is also the group concerned with the policy for Safe Church.
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The Diocese of Upper South Carolina is divided into five geographical areas called convocations. Each convocation is made up of specific congregations, and each has a dean (clergy person) and a lay warden. The convocation deans are appointed by the bishop, and lay wardens are elected by each convocation.
The Catawba Convocation consists of the eight Episcopal churches in th…
The Commission on the Diocese (COD) has as its primary objectives finance and administration. The commission serves as the Department of Finance as required by the diocesan and Episcopal Church Canons. It is the coordinating body for activities related to investment, finance, health and property insurance, stewardship, loans, audits, architecture, personnel, and institutions of t…Read More »
The Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion (renamed in 2015 from The Commission on The Episcopal Church and National Concerns) works to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, the mission of the diocese is integrated into the life and work of Province IV, General Convention, and the larger Episcopal Church, as well as our life and work in The Anglican…Read More »
The Commission on Ministry is the group concerned with Vocational and Ministry Discernment Program, training for clergy, ministry to the retired clergy, clergy spouses, as well as applications for lay licensure in consultation with the bishop and the Commission on Christian Formation.
The Commission on Ministry (COM) works with the bishop and the Standing Committee under the prov…Read More »
The Commission on Mission and International Concerns works to ensure that the mission of the diocese is integrated into the life and work of of our local neighborhoods and the global community.
The Commission includes representatives from our various diocesan-related missions. This Commission is responsible for bringing together the various mission areas in the diocese to work t…Read More »