Resources for cultivating faith communities inside, outside and alongside the existing church
Church Planting and Church Revitalization
Fresh Expressions US Resources – equipping Christians to start contextual expressions of church among the many segments, neighborhoods, and people of society.
Starting a New Episcopal Community – from discerning to planting to composting, this document walks you through the stages of planting a new missional community or redeveloping the one you have.
HeartEdge - A network that brings people together to share ideas and experience, toward developing their church and community, focusing on 4 Cs: Compassion, Culture, Commerce and Congregation – toward finding new ways of being at the heart on the edge.
Stories from Missional Communities around the Episcopal Church
Missional Outreaches and Communities
Ministering creatively, in new and fresh ways, to people in our communities where they are working, eating and playing, is a mark of a new missional outreach, which sometimes leads to the development of a new faith community.
Here are some examples of our creative missional outreaches and new communities.
On Sacred Ground - Wyoming Service Corps
Part of the national Episcopal Service Corps, young adults are invited to grow in spirit, vocation, and commitment to care for creation during their service year - hosted by Christ Church in Cody.
A spiritually embodied experience for the head, heart, mind and body. Online and in-person options available across Wyoming.
Hosted by St. John’s in Jackson - supporting self-care and empowerment of mothers of all ages and stages by gathering in a safe space and facilitating conversation around mindful practices.
Hardly Just a Coffee House
A gathering of musicians who love jamming for faith together to build community - coordinated by St. Barnabas in Saratoga.
The Hilde Project
Organized by St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Laramie, focusing on women incarcerated at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk. The Hilde Project has worked with these women via Living Compass and Women for Sobriety groups.
A group of teens meeting at local restaurants, online and in outside areas learning how to make God relevant in their lives, learning to pray together and for each other, learning to love God. Hosted by St. Mark’s in Cheyenne.
Hosted by Holy Communion in Rock Springs, studying the Bible over beer at a local brew pub.