The next General Convention of the Episcopal Church is a year away and, in preparation for the same, a proposed budget has been prepared….
The budget can be found here.
Missing are funds for grants to assist seminarians; missing are funds to assist campus ministries on colleges and universities; missing are funds … for a lot of things. This is clearly not a mission-minded budget. Many of our dioceses are following the same pattern. We are becoming congregational because our leadership is forcing it on us. Without broader, diocesan-wide and church-wide vision, we have to focus entirely on local visioning … to the detriment of our connective catholicity.
This is a very disappointing budget.