My problem with leadership essays

  “Dick, would you want to write an essay for the upcoming issue of Connections, the theme being ‘leadership’?” An interesting proposition from our director of communications, David Dreisbach.  “I re...

Emerging leaders

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal ordained Gene Alan (AJ) Stack, Jr. and Jennifer Lee Oldstone-Moore to the Sacred Order of priests during a celebration of Holy Eucharist at Christ Church ...

Do we follow the example of our leader?

Jesus, CEO, a book I read a few years back, shed an interesting light on leadership and how the followers of Jesus might consider conducting themselves. Leadership and clergy health, eh? Where does one even beg...

Episcopal Night at the symphony

Symphony attendees enjoyed a presentation by Columbus Symphony Chorus director Ron Jenkins during a reception before the performance. A large group of about 75 Episcopalians – clergy and lay – (as well as a...

ECSF announces 2016 grant recipients

The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) is pleased to announce that 37 ministries in 26 congregations have been awarded grants for 2016. “It is awe-inspiring to see th...

Sacred Journeys

Every ministry has a season, and a short life doesn’t always equate with failure. Good Samaritan, Amelia, parishioner Dena Morris shares her story of venturing into campus ministry with the students and faculty...

Interfaith day camp builds bridge to peace

Kids4Peace, (K4P) a grassroots interfaith youth movement dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in Jerusalem and other divided societies around the world, brings together children from the Christian, J...

142nd Annual Convention Preview

142nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio November 11-12 Crowne Plaza North, Columbus, Ohio WELCOME! The Rev. Stephen Smith Welcome to Columbus for the 142nd annual Diocesan Convention. We...

Be a bridge

Leadership is a very elastic concept. It can refer to those who have been entrusted with uniting the church community around a plan for mission (in our tradition we look to wardens, vestries and clergy for this...

Models of leadership

A leader is defined by BusinessDictionary.com as A person or thing that holds a dominant or superior position within its field, and is able to exercise a high degree of control or influence over others. I...