Main Menu

Audio/Video Library
About Us
Building for Christ
Clergy Directory
Church Directory
Contact Us
Diocesan Office
Diocesan Structure
Global South
Parochial Report
Staff Directory
Our Seal
Visiting Bishop
Bishop Lawrence
About Us
Statement of Faith
Job Openings
Anglican Partnerships
Bishop Lawrence
Bishop's Schedule
About Bishop Lawrence
Bishop's Messages
Anglican Missional Partnerships
Commission on Ministry
Diocesan Council
Ecclesiastical Court
Finance Department
Liturgy and Worship
Provincial Affiliation
Standing Committee
Jubilate Deo
Photo Gallery
Submission Guidelines
Photo Albums
Treasurers' Tips
Contact Us
Staff Directory
Clergy Directory
Church Directory
Search for Church
Contact Us
Convention Information
Convention Information
Convention Workshops
Convention News
Convention Nominations Sought
Convention Journals
Convention Notes
Convention Archives
Convention Audio and Video Files
Delegate Certification Form
223rd Convention Media
Delegate Information
Donate Now
Diocesan Council
Standing Committee
Statement of Faith
Anglican Leadership Institute
St. Christopher
Canterbury House
Porter Gaud School
SC Episcopal Home
Voorhees College
York Place
Job Openings
Legal Defense Fund
Legal News & Media
Ministries & Departments
1670 Legacy
Addiction Recovery
Anglicans for Life
Anglican Relief and Development Fund
Brothrhd of St. Andrew
Christian Faith Formation
Young Adult Ministry
Daughters of the King
Faith Encouragement Ministries
Hispanic Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry
Order of Saint Vincent
Social Ministries
St. Luke - Physician
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Youth Ministry
News & Events
Jubilate Deo
Submission Guidelines
Latest News
Job Openings
Photo Gallery
Media Room
Diocesan Calendar
Audio/Video Library
Resources - Clergy
Cursillo Application
Ordination Process
Supply Clergy
Sabbatical Guidelines
Parochial Report Forms
Visitation Customary
Pension Information
Job Openings
Benefits & Compensation
Child Abuse Prevention
Commission on Ministry
Resources - General
Background Check
Diocesan Forms
Diocesan Payroll Plan
Disaster Preparedness
Hurricane Preparedness
Letter of Agreement Rector
Medical Insurance
Ordination Process
Parish Audits
Parochial Report
Parochial Report Forms
Prayer Calendar
Risk Management
Vestry Handbook
Safeguarding God's Children
Treasurer's Office
Dio. Audited Fin.l Stmts.
Clergy Compensation
Clergy Salary Worksheet
Declaration of Intent
Employee Classification
Parish Audits
Pledge Report
Sample Housing Resolutions
Treasurers' Tips
Housing Allowance Worksheet
Overtime Rules
Parochial Report Forms
Make a Payment

Who's Online Now

We have 159 guests and no members online

Diocesan Calendar

Events under 'Highlighted Diocesan Events'
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Diocesan Sponsored Events

Event Name



November 13-15, 2015

re:generate is an amazing opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith!  On this weekend, youth groups come together to hear a dynamic message, engage in lively worship, and enjoy time building relationships with one another.

The Rev. Rob Sturdy will be our speaker at re:generate. Rob is an Associate Pastor at St. Andrew’s Mount Pleasant, the director of The Ridley Institute, and previously served as Rector of Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach. Rob is a powerful communicator who brings theological depth and biblical insight with great passion and clarity. We are thrilled to have him back as a speaker at this event!

The Birdsongs will return this year to lead us in worship!

Learn more.

Friday, November 13, 2015 12:00 pm - Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Tattoo Art Exhibit, St. Timothy's

Tattoo Art Highlighted in “Hear me, Too” Photography Exhibit

Tattoos and the stories behind them Featured in November Exhibit

tattoo lilliesSUMMERVILLE, SC, October 7, 2015 –Photographs of one hundred tattoos and the stories behind them will be on display at an upcoming tattoo art exhibit on Friday, November 13 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Big Green Barn in the Carnes Crossing Subdivision, of Summerville off Hwy 17 A.

“The stories behind the tattoos are incredible,” says Gary Beson, Vicar of St. Timothy’s, the Diocese of South Carolina church hosting the event. “They’re all unique and intentional expressions of experiences, people and parts of life. People want to be heard.”

The idea for the exhibit came from a similar exhibit Beson assisted with called “Hear Me” held in Pittsburgh last year. Kate Norris of Pittsburgh, Pa. was the creative originator of the idea.

Members of St. Timothy’s have spent months meeting people, taking photos of their tattoos and recording stories.  Each photograph in the exhibit will include the individual’s first name, the name of the tattoo artist, where and when the tattoo was received and the story behind it.

"I am a complete stranger to the people I meet and photograph," said exhibit curator Rachael Stewart. "I am humbled by, honored and privileged in people's willingness to share some very personal details of their lives in regards to their tattoo art.

“One tattoo,” says Beson, “shows a couple who had the bass and treble clef tattooed under their wedding rings. When the rings are removed and their hands are put together it shows a heart.”

Samantha, A 23-year-old, has two orange lilies tattooed on her forearm. “This tattoo is a cover up of a scorpio I got when I was 16,” she said. “I’m a recovering addict and have been sober for one year and seven months.  I chose the lilies because they symbolize new life.”

tattoo fallen soldierRob, 33, had the traditional fallen soldier image tattooed on his forearm in memory of the youngest of his four brothers. “My brother’s entire goal in life was to become a crew chief on a Blackhawk helicopter,” said Rob. “He died in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan in a Blackhawk helicopter crash doing what he loved.” Rob modified the tattoo to include his brother’s flight helmet, wings, dog tag and the words, “Go with God.”   

We’re not doing this to get people to come to our church,” stressed Beson. “We’re doing it to get to know people and hear their stories.”

“A tattoo is a lifelong commitment (usually),” said Stewart . “ It’s become a popular medium and an artistic specialty. A tattoo is always a statement, a declaration, a memory, and above all a message. People are often stereotyped and/or judged simply because they have tattoos. With this exhibit we are giving a place for people to be heard and hoping to break stereotypes. We all have a story and we all want to be heard.”

The exhibit, is free and open to the public will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Big Green Barn in the Carnes Crossings Subdivision of Summerville.

Visit or to learn more.

Friday, November 13, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Women's Retreat with Martha Horn

The Rev. Martha Horn

The Rev. Martha Horn to Lead Diocesan Women’s Ministries Retreat

“Shifting Landscapes; From Mine to His”

November 13-15 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Myrtle Beach

The Rev. Martha Horn, who was recently appointed by Bishop Mark Lawrence as the Chaplain to the Diocesan Women’s Ministries, will be speaking at the second of two Diocesan Women’s Ministries-sponsored beach retreats this November! “It is my honor to serve as your Chaplain as we enter into this new adventure as the Diocesan Women in Ministry,” says Horn.

DWM Retreat Video photoThe first retreat - which received rave reviews was held in September at St Christopher Camp and Conference Center. The second will be held November 13-15 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Myrtle Beach Ocean front. 

Martha will lead us through our own personal landscapes as she reaffirms who each of us are in Christ Jesus.  Only then, by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, can we see what His landscape looks like for our lives.  Registration is available for young women 13 years or older.  We strongly encourage young women attend with family members to strengthen relationships and to catch a glimpse of the beautiful body of women in the Body of Christ. 

View a video message from Martha inviting you to the retreat.

The vision of the Diocesan Women’s Ministries is “to transform the hearts of women through the power of Jesus Christ.”  Registration is now open.

Register here for November Event in Myrtle Beach.

If you have general questions about the retreat or the locations, please email  If you have specific questions about registering for the retreat, please email our registrar Mary Kauser at

Friday, November 13, 2015 8:00 pm - Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Withered Life: Day of Healing Prayer

Reversing a Withered Life, November 14
Day of Healing Prayer with John Barr

St. Michael’s, Charleston, will hold their next Day of Healing Prayer on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Rev. Dr. John Barr will speak on Reversing a Withered Life. “There are so many ways we fall into that withered life,” says Barr. “There are the digital world’s distractions... disappointments that take up permanent residence... subtle poisons of long-term un-forgiveness and bitterness... addictions we hardly recognize...  Jesus in his grace promises a reversal, a de-withering of our lives, a re-forged heart that is gathered to His own heart.” Learn more and register.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Feeding the Multitude


The Parish Church of St. Helena will host it's annual Community Thanksgiving Service and Dinner on Thursday November 26 th. Service at 11 a.m. Followed by Thanksgiving Dinner in the Parish Hall from Noon to 2 p.m. It is a sit down dinner with servers from our community greeting and serving guests. All are welcome, donations can be given, no charge just a smile and grateful heart shared.

Mt. Pleasant
The East Cooper Feeding of the Multitude will be held November 21, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Old Laing Middle School in Mt. Pleasant.  To learn more and join in as a volunteer or to donate food contact

Downtown Charleston
The downtown Charleston Feeding of the Multitude will be held November 21 from noon until 3 p.m. at Philip Simmons Park, 68 Columbus Street. For further information, contact Cindy Bryant (843) 696-6290 or the Rev. Matthew Jeffcoat (843) 813-7864.

Sea Island
The Sea Island Feeding of the Multitude will be held November 21, from noon until 3 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Church, Johns Island. They expect nearly 30 churches to participate n the outreach event. For details call (843) 559-9560.

Charleston/West Holding a "Thanksgiving in the Park" Event
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston; Holy Trinity, Windermere and other local churches are joining together to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving in the Park, West Ashley. Contact Roger Griffin for more information.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Thanksgiving in the Park

Once again Church of the Good Shepherd, Holy Trinity Windermere and other local churches are joining together to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving in the Park, at the Forest Park Playground, 780 Playground Road in Charleston. Last year’s event was a big success and we anticipate a repeat.

Thanksgiving in the Park is a triune event. It is an opportunity for the diverse Body of Christ to break bread and share a meal together regardless of affiliation. It is an opportunity to give corporate thanks to Him who has so richly blessed us. And thirdly, it is an opportunity to reach out to our local community so that the people of West Ashley might know that God that loves them and that we do too.

Come share a meal with us and your neighbors. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be provided and if you would like to bring your favorite side-dish to add to the feast, please do so.

Saturday November 21st (Sat before Thanksgiving) 12:00 till 2:00

Contact Roger Griffin – – for more info.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Hamshaw Ordination

hamshaw jasonJason Hamshaw, November 30

On Monday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina, will ordain the Rev. Jason Hamshaw to the Sacred Order of Priests at Old St. Andrew's Church in Charleston. Jason had been serving as a deacon at Prince George Winyah in Georgetown. He, and his wife, Chelsea, (who is Bishop Mark and Allison Lawrence's daughter) and their three boys are moving to Charleston where Jason will be serving as a curate at Old St. Andrew's beginning December 1. The Rector of Old St. Andrew's writes, "We are thrilled to have Jason, Chelsea and the boys joining our church family!"
Monday, November 30, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Jordan Ordination

jordan hunter 2Hunter Jordan, December 9

On Wednesday, December 9 at 6 p.m.  the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina, will ordain the Rev. Hunter Jordan to the Sacred Order of Priests at St. Matthew's Parish Church in Darlington. Hunter currently serves as the Deacon-in-Charge of St. Matthew's.  He and his wife, Walker, have three children, Tindall Claire (5), Emma Ruth (3) and Walter (2).
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Sosnowski Ordination

John SosnowskiJohn Sosnowski, December 13

On Sunday, December 13 at 5 p.m.  the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina, will ordain the Rev. John Sosnowski to the Sacred Order of Priests at Holy Comforter, Sumter. John currently serves as the Assistant to the Rector at Holy Comforter, Sumter.  In Sosnowski’s words, “My wife, Patti, and I are experiencing God's blessings through his people here at Church of the Holy Comforter as they have been so very welcoming. Pastoral care, prayer, and small group ministries are my current focus. The support and collegiality of our deanery has also been so very helpful as we move forward in each new step."
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Funeral for Lynn Skilton

skilton lynnLynda "Lynn" Padgett Skilton
March 2, 1943 - December 23, 2015

Please keep the the Rt. Rev. William Skilton,  Assistant Bishop of the Dominican Republic (Retired) and Suffragan Bishop of South Carolina (Retired) and his family in your prayers. Bishop Skilton's wife, Lynn, died on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Funeral for the Rev. Martha Horn

horn martha 2Please keep the family the Rev. Martha Horn in your prayers. Martha died today, December 28, 2015, due to complications from cardiac arrest after a long battle with cancer.

Martha, who was ordained to the priesthood in October, was an Assistant at St. Luke's Church in Hilton Head. Her husband, The Rev. Robert Horn is Priest-in-Charge at Holy Apostles in Barnwell.

Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Saint James Church, 1872 Camp Road, Charleston, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Churchyard.

Martha was born November 5, 1952 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of Lt. Col. Bruce A. McGougan, Jr. (USAF ret.) and Lillian Brockington McGougan. She received her Master's Degree from Trinity School of Ministry. Her lifelong passion was preaching and teaching in order to bring many to Christ. Prior to the priesthood, she excelled with her organization, 100 Fold Life Ministry leading missions nationally and internationally.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her daughter, Martha LegaréHorn of Bluffton, SC; granddaughter, Alexandra Legaré Horn; three brothers, Michael B. McGougan (Debbie) of Clarksburg, WV, Bruce A. McGougan, III (Tamara) of James Island, SC, and Markley Eugene McGougan (Tracey) of Johns Island, SC; and her aunt, Sandra Brockington of Saluda, NC.

She was preceded in death by her son Joseph Robert Horn V.

Memorials may be made to Victorious Ministry Through Christ, Attn: Rev. William Westlund, P.O. Box 1804, Winter Park, FL 32792.


I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord;
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God;
whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold,
and not as a stranger.

For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.
For if we live, we live unto the Lord;
and if we die, we die unto the Lord.
Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord;
even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

Book of Common Prayer, The Burial of the Dead: Rite One

Saturday, January 02, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Stretch Your Mind; ALI Talk with Dr. Allen Ross

stretch your mind poster smStretch Your Mind

The Anglican Leadership Institute presents:

Who can seriously believe all these things?

Does the Bible tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Wednesday, January 13
7 p.m. Coffee
7:30 p.m. Talk

Dr. Allen Ross

Allen Ross teaches Old Testament at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of several books including a two- volume commentary on the Psalms. He was Director of the Christian Leadership Center, Tallahassee, FL, and at Samford his courses are always packed with appreciative students.

I’On Meeting House Chapel
352 N Shelmore Boulevard
Mt Pleasant, SC

Hosts: Holy Cross Church, Sullivan’s Island and the Anglican Leadership Institute

Download the poster.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Diocesan Council

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

Diocesan Council

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

Stretch Your Mind; ALI Talk with Dr. Paul Marshall

stretch your mind poster smStretch Your Mind

The Anglican Leadership Institute presents

The Roots of Contemporary Anti-Christian Persecution.

Wednesday, January 20
7 p.m. Coffee
7:30 p.m. Talk

Dr. Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, DC. He lectures globally on religious freedom, and is the co-author of a major work entitled Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide. He also wrote Their Blood Cries Out: The Untold story of Christians Who Are Dying for Their Faith. Tom Farr of the State Department calls Marshall “The intellectual godfather of the religious freedom movement.”

Saint James’ Church
1872 Camp Road
Charleston, SC

Hosts: Saint James Church, James Island, Charleston and the Anglican Leadership Institute

Download the poster
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

50th Anniversary of Bishop Skilton's Ordination

skilton bill
50th Anniversary of Bishop Skilton’s Ordination to the Priesthood, January 23

On Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. Old St. Andrew's Church, Charleston, will host a celebration in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Bill Skilton's ordination to the priesthood. Bishop Skilton was ordained a Deacon in Florence, South Carolina and appointed Missionary to the Dominican Republic. He was ordained to the Priesthood January 1966 in All Saints' Church, La Romana, Dominican Republic. During his ministry he served 35 years in South Carolina and 15 in the Dominican Republic. There will be a Eucharist Service held at 3 p.m. Old St. Andrew's Church and a festive reception will be held afterward. All are invited to join in this joyful celebration. Clergy are asked to wear white stoles.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Wiggins Ordination


By the Grace of God
The Right Reverend Mark Joseph Lawrence
XIV Bishop of South Carolina
will ordain

Franklin Delano Wiggins
to the Sacred Order of Deacons
in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
Sunday, January 24, 2016
four o’clock in the afternoon
Church of the Redeemer
2677 Highway 45
Pineville, South Carolina
Reception following in the Fellowship Hall
Clergy: Red Stoles
Sunday, January 24, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Mere Anglicanism

The Cross & the Crescent
The Gospel and the Challenge of Islam

One of the greatest challenges for Christians at the dawn of the 21st century is the power and influence of Islam. As the world’s two great missionary religions, Christianity and Islam are often at odds with one another, and the tension can at times feel palpable. How are we as Christians to respond to the threat and challenge of this growing and energetic religion? What should be the Church’s reaction in light of the Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all men? What does the Apostle Paul mean when he reminds believers that “the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds”? Join us this year at Mere Anglicanism as we explore “The Cross and the Crescent: The Gospel and the Challenge of Islam.”

Originally founded by Anglican Christians who were concerned with the renewal of their own tradition in North America, Mere Anglicanism recognizes that we are at our best when we are in service to the whole Church of God. Our goal is to help clergy and lay leaders to develop a strong, robust, and intellectually satisfying faith, so that we can once again effectively speak to our culture in a way that deserves a hearing.

Whatever your tradition, we warmly invite you to come and join us for this year’s conference as we learn how to respond to the challenge of Islam.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Jesus Weekend

February 5-7, 2016

The Jesus Weekend, a rite of passage weekend for 8th and 9th grade students, enables them to meet the biblical Jesus in an intimate setting.  This retreat presents, in a straight forward manner, the birth, ministry, and death of our Savior Jesus Christ.

It provides a clear explanation of the Identity, Mission, and Calling of Jesus.

The Jesus Weekend
*St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
*Eighth and Ninth Grade Students (primarily)
*Group leaders contact Beth Snyder at Diocesan House to register.

Learn more.

Friday, February 05, 2016 12:00 pm - Sunday, February 07, 2016 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Christian Men's Conference

mens conf 2016

Christian Men's Conference
February 26-28, 2016

Registration is now open

Register now.

Join us at St. Christopher for a refreshing time of encouragement and equipping as we learn about leading and following as men of God. This year's conference will include teachings by Shay Gaillard, Rector at Church of the Good Shepherd, Charleston; teachings and a workshop on radical mentoring from Regi Campbell, author of Mentor Like Jesus (; worship and a workshop from Todd Fields, worship leader for North Point Community Church (

Enjoy spending time with men from all over in a beachfront envrionment. This has become a favorite conference for fathers and sons throughout the years.

All men 13 and older are welcome to join in this time of spiritual growth and fellowship.

Register here.

Download a poster and bulletin insert.

Shay Gaillard

Christian Men's Conference LeadersThe Rev. Shay Gaillard, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Charleston SC, was born and raised in Charleston and grew up a member of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul.  He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and spent 10 years in youth ministry, serving seven as Camp Director at Camp St. Christopher.  When the call to ordained ministry came, Shay and his family traveled to Pittsburgh and studied at Trinity School for Ministry.  After graduation he served as the curate at St. Paul’s in Conway before becoming the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in 2007.  Shay is married to Tara, and they have four daughters.

Regi Campbell

Regi Campbell is an entrepreneur by trade, having been involved in founding 15 companies. He has served as a CEO four times, in companies from startup to $100m in sales. He was also involved in the launch of North Point Community Church serving on the long range planning team and as an elder.

Regi is also an author, having written three books – About My Father’s Business(2003), Mentor Like Jesus (2009), and What Radical Husbands Do(2014). Since 2011, he has been an active blogger with over 425 posts, which can be found at
But what Regi is most passionate about is mentoring younger men to be better husbands, fathers, leaders and Christ-followers. He led his first mentoring group in 2001 and founded Radical Mentoring in 2007 to equip and encourage churches and other mentors to do the same. Having championed the idea of small group mentoring since then, Radical Mentoring has seen over 1600 men sign up to be mentors and has worked with numerous churches, big and small to launch mentoring programs of their own. Regi currently lives in Roswell, GA with his wife of 44 years, Miriam. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Todd Fields

Todd is currently the Director of Worship Leader Development at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He lives there with his wife, Carrie, and their 4 boys, Chandler, Carter, Connor, and Collin.

Todd has led worship for more than 20 years, and has personally coached loads of senior pastors and worship leaders on how to create engaging worship services, how to build unified teams, and how to become better leaders on stage and off. Along with mentoring worship leaders at North Point, Todd travels both in the US and internationally coaching Worship Leaders and their Senior Pastors on how to be better leaders.

Leading worship for such communicators as Charles Stanley and Andy Stanley, Billy Graham, Louie Giglio and more, Todd has developed a unique way of guiding worship leaders that stems from his vast experience in different church and worship cultures around the world.
Most recently, Todd has partnered with The Rocket Company to create Worship Rocket, an online, 12-module training resource for worship leaders. Todd has also developed his own unique worship leader coaching network called Worship Circle, which gathers worship leaders into small training circles, guided by veteran worship leader coaches such as himself.

The Rev. Rob Kunes

Information coming soon.

Rhinos, Elephants and Men, Oh My!

Gaillard and Campbell to Lead February 2016 Men’s Conference

By the Rev. Rob Kunes, Associate Priest, Christ-St. Paul’s Parish, Younges Island

In 1999, 39 white rhinos were killed in Pilanesberg Park, South Africa, and it was not the work of poachers. No horns were taken; no bullets used. Who or what was responsible for the death of 10% of the rhino population? The answer: Elephants.

    Young bull elephants, who were orphaned as youngsters, had grown into physically mature elephants with a thug mentality. They were killing the rhinos the park worked so hard to protect and harassing busloads of tourists on safari. Why would they do it? Well, like juvenile delinquents, they had grown up without role models.

    “I think everyone needs a role model, and these elephants that left the herd had no role model and no idea of what appropriate elephant behavior was,” said Gus van Dyk, Pilanesberg Park’s field ecologist. “The solution was mentoring: Bring in bigger, older bull elephants to show the young bulls a better way.”

    Intentional Generational Discipleship is the Theme for this Year’s Christian Men’s Conference.

    We have a fabulous slate of speakers, including our very own Fr. Shay Gaillard as the keynote speaker. Regi Campbell, author of the book Mentor Like Jesus, will lead a workshop explaining his program called Radical Mentoring which he has been doing at Northpoint Church in Alpharetta, GA, for the past decade. (Andy Stanley wrote the Foreword to Regi’s book.) Through the connection with Northpoint, we have also secured Northpoint’s Lead Worship Pastor, Todd Fields, to lead our worship. What an incredible combination of teaching, worship, and fellowship.

    Men, mark your calendars! Wives, mark your husband’s calendar (because another of Regi’s books is titled What Radical Husbands Do. February 26-28, 2015 is the date of the next Christian Men’s Conference. We hope to see you there!
Friday, February 26, 2016 4:00 pm - Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Search Calendar

 Let's Connect!

like us on facebook

Visit Bishop's Blog

enews head from

Sign up for our e-newsletter.

View past issues of e-newsletter.

Latest News

Death of the Rev. John Foster, III
Thu, December 21, 2017

The Rev. John Foster, III
September 30, 1957 - December 21, 2017 Please keep the family and loved ones of the Rev. John Foster in your prayers. John d [ ... ]

latest news+ Full Story
Congregational Reporting Begins January 1
Wed, December 20, 2017

The Congregational Reporting  (a.k.a. parochial reports) process is about to begin for the churches in our diocese. The process will be [ ... ]

latest news+ Full Story
Other Articles