Discipleship focus for new Primate of the West Indies

DSC 0108crop[INTERVIEW BY THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE]

Discipleship for a Church in transition will be a key focus for the new Primate of the Church of the Province of the West        Indies, Archbishop Howard Gregory. The Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Archbishop Howard, is the first Jamaican-born Archbishop of the West Indies to hold the post.** He said: “It’s overwhelming; one still has to get accustomed to the thought, but I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the province in this way.”

Aged 69, he has a wealth of experience to bring to his new role and said: “I’m conscious of the fact that I’m not a youngster. I also believe there are some things I can, with the assistance of my colleagues, achieve in the province at this time. Among them, my experience in theological education, and in different fields are things I hope to bring to bear on the life of the province.”

Speaking to the Anglican Communion News Service about his vision for the future, he said, “Like most places, we are living in a time of change, and we have to see what vision we have for this province and what difference we are going to make. Having said that, it’s not just bishops that will make things happen. Hopefully the outcomes of this provincial synod will give shape to what I will be able to achieve, because we are hoping to have some kind of action plan which is structured around discipleship. So, this will be the thrust.”

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The Mandate for Discipleship

A Presentation by Gwen Williams

EmpowerAreas of Focus:

Discipleship – The Mandate (Strategic Focus: ‘Intentional Discipleship -- 2016)
Visioning Discipleship – ‘Thy Kingdom Come’
The Mission of Discipleship – Called: Empowered: Sent -- 5 Thematic Issues
Caribbean Context  –  Economy, Society, Polity
Getting Our Priorities –  in light of Discipleship Mandate, Vision, and Context -- Focusing Our Priorities 
Readying Ourselves for Discipleship – Key Success Factors (Transformational Leadership; Commitment Planning)

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ...

AND HUMAN RELATIONS FOR FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS

Emotional Intelligence smlAt the Provincial Synod 2019, Judy Joseph McSween, Time Out Specialist/CEO
and Secretary of The Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills.
Presented to the Synod on Emotional Intelligence and how it affects us in our mission and ministry.

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Prayer for the Discernment and Election of a Bishop

Prayer for the Discernment and Election of a Bishop

Almighty and everliving God, in all ages you
have raised up faithful shepherds to pastor and guide the faithful.  Increase in us the gifts of discernment and understanding that, the Elective Assembly of the Church in the Province of the
West Indies, soon to meet, might know and do your will as we prepare to elect
an Archbishop for your Church.

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