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The Emerging Ideas Committee serves as an incubator and a promoter of new projects and emerging ideas within the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic

Emerging Ideas

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Mission and vision

It is the responsibility of the Emerging Ideas Committee to: solicit, receive, evaluate, develop and promote proposed new projects and emerging ideas and to communicate with Presbyteries about innovative ministry ideas.

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  • Next Generation Initiative:  Vibrant, imaginative, and bold Black leadership is needed in our presbyteries, our communities, our mid-councils, and in arenas of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.

  • Wild Church Network: The Wild Church Network is an ecumenical and inter-spiritual network of pastors, and spiritual leaders who serve a local Wild Church and are also part of a larger movement of connection, support, resource-sharing, and co-learning. Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for prayer and contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wanderings and wonderings, advocacy, ecological restoration and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds.

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Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Members--You Are Invited!

The Wild Church Network 7-Week Leadership Course via Zoom
Begins Thursday, July 18, 2024 5:30PM - 7:30PM [Eastern Time Zone]
Cost is covered by the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Emerging Ideas grant and seating is limited! So first come, first served! The covered costs include the course and a one-year membership with the Wild Church Network.

Open to any Synod member/leader "if you lead or want to lead community out of buildings and into deeper relations with the sacred through nature. Our beloved communities include the entire ecosystems in which we live" (Wild Church Network -Home)
Send an email of your interest to You may receive notification from the Wild Church Network or the Center for Wild Spirituality so please check your spam directory.

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Emerging Ideas Committee Point of Contact:
Cassandra Thomas,

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