Seeking Applications for the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The Standing Committee is requesting applications to serve on the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee (BDNC).
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. Ten members of the BDNC will be selected by the Standing Committee by March 1.
Each member of the BDNC must be able to attend an overnight retreat at the Franklin Conference Center, Rutland, VT, beginning at 4 PM on March 16 and concluding on the afternoon of March 17. Cost of the retreat will be covered; committee members are responsible for their travel costs.
Please review the Charge to the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee. Click here to read/download the Charge.
If following your review of the Committee charge you feel called to apply, please complete and return the application form. Click here to download the form.
Thank you for prayerfully considering a call to serve.
A Prayer for the Discernment of the 11th Bishop of Vermont
Loving and gracious God, we pray for your Holy Spirit’s guidance as we seek new leadership for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Give listening hearts and receptive minds to those appointed to search for candidates; and inquiring and open hearts to those discerning a call to serve as Bishop of Vermont.
May we all share the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.
May we be united in our desire for your will for this Diocese, that the love of Christ may be evident to all; for it is in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen.
The Standing Committee of the Diocese