Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) utilizes a seven-comission diocesan structure designed to maximize mission effectiveness and emphasize grass-roots involvement.
The seven commissions 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 Its work on congregational vitality, stewardship, communication, and strategic planning. It also assists our Hispanic missions in Greenville and Simpsonville.Read More »
The Commission on Christian Formation includes oversight of the Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee, Cursillo, Daughters of the King, Youth Ministries, Young Adults Ministries, Canterbury Communities, Happening, Vocare, Education for Ministry and all other Christian formation ministries.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Commission on the Diocese (COD) has as its primary objectives finance and administration. It is the coordinating body for activities related to investment, finance, health and property insurance, stewardship, loans, audits, architecture, personnel, and institutions of the diocese.Read More »
The Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion works to ensure that 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 Communion.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.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.Read More »