Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 76th General Convention request the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church to consider supplementing the definition of Average Sunday Attendance, so as to maintain the integrity and comparability of attendance statistics while also accounting for the regularly scheduled primary weekly worship services of missional, co-located or emergent congregations that occur on days other than Sundays or Saturdays; and be it furtherSo if you walk into an Episcopal Church, you can be considered as having attended that church. Of course, why stop there? We can't be too inclusive, now can we?
Resolved, That the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church consider adding a quantifiable measure of mission to count the number of people served including, but not limited to, schools, soup kitchens, food pantries, campus ministries other ministries through which the congregation lives out its mission.
30 March 2009
I'm SO Going To Episco-Hell. (Wherever That Is...)
My Anglican / Episcopal readers my already know that someone seems to have come up with a cunning new plan to stop the
bloody freefall steady decline in participation in The Episcopal Church (tm), and make it grow, all at the same time - cook the books. If the way you are counting isn't giving you the desired result, count something else as well: