What is One Church?

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good...For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-7, 12

For many years, the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania has been working toward deeper collaboration between congregations and regions of the diocese for the sake of a robust mission strategy that reaches more people for the Kingdom of God. At the Mission Conference in 2015, eighty clergy and lay thought leaders gathered to consider ways in which we could deepen our common life.  Presentations were featured that explained the vision of "One Church" and how it looks in reality (see below for links to videos and slide shows from these presentations).  We believe that our vision of collaboration in ministry -- diocese to diocese, congregation to congregation, person to person -- is the future for the church and the future for our diocese.

One Church presentations

Asset Map

Please utilize the Asset Map to learn more about what other congregations in our diocese are doing.  Our hope is that you will be able to use this tool to find similar ministries to what you already have or are thinking of starting so that you can compare notes or even collaborate, so that our work can be as effective as possible for the Kingdom of God.