Search for a New Bishop

This webpage contains documents pertaining to the search for a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of Christ our Hope.  Nominations are open until September 30, 2020.  If you have questions about the information provided on any of these documents or regarding the process of selection itself, please feel free to contact The Rev. Canon Ben Bowman, Secretary of the Nominating Committee (bbowman@adhope.org, 919.619.3711).

Prayers for the election of a Bishop

For principal Sunday services

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and on earth: Look graciously on your Church

and send your Holy Spirit to enlighten and guide those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese.

Grant that they will choose a faithful shepherd, a steward of your Word and Sacraments, who will drive

away all erroneous and strange doctrine, and vigorously promote missionary work and the spiritual

growth of those entrusted to his care. Grant that we may receive a faithful pastor who will equip the

saints for ministry in all that they undertake, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For all other services

Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst

charge them to feed thy flock; we humbly request thy favor and blessing as we seek a new Bishop and

defender of the faith for the Diocese of Christ our Hope. In thy good time, bring us a good shepherd

who will diligently preach thy Word and duly administer the godly discipline thereof, that we and all

thy people may obediently follow the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

For the Selection of a Bishop or Other Minister

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of

those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese that we may receive a faithful pastor who will preach

the Gospel, care for your people, equip us for ministry, and lead us forth in fulfillment of the Great

Commission; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Important Dates

May 2020                          Diocesan Profile and Nomination preparations began

August 24, 2020                Nominations open

September 30, 2020           Nominations close

October-November 2020    Nominees contacted for screening and interviews

Mid-December 2020          ACNA College of Bishops notified of finalists

Late December 2020          Announcement of finalists to the diocese

Late Spring 2021               Special Diocesan Synod (online) to elect Bishop Coadjutor

June 2021                         College of Bishops approves Bishop-elect

November 2021                 Consecration of Bishop Coadjutor of DCH

Frequently asked questions about the Bishop Coadjutor discernment and selection process.

The Bishop Profile

Who we are looking for as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope.

Profile of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope

Who we are  - the Diocese of Christ Our Hope

OUR MISSION

The Diocese of Christ our Hope’s mission is to plant, equip, and multiply disciple-making Anglican churches, and to support and serve their people and leaders in Christian life and mission.

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