Search for a New Bishop
This webpage contains documents pertaining to the search for a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of Christ our Hope. 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 (email@example.com, 919.619.3711).
UPDATE: We have now closed our acceptance of nominations and have moved into the next phase of collecting documentation. Please continue to pray for this discernment process, for our Nominating Committee, and for the man the Lord is calling and preparing to be our Bishop Coadjutor.
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.
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.
Who we are looking for as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope.
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