On September 11, the Dioceses of Georgia and Central Gulf Coast began the first of four sessions of the Mentored Missional Journey using MapDash for Faith Communities. Later in the week, this article was published in the official Diocese of Georgia e-newsletter In The Field.
Learning with the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast
By the Rev. Canon Frank Logue
Canon to the Ordinary
Episcopal Diocese of Georgia
On Tuesday, a six-person team from the Diocese of Georgia joined a team from the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast for an initial round of training in using Datastory demographic data led by the Rev. Ken Howard.
The Church Development Institute will use this robust demographic tool as part of its work with congregation teams. Additionally, the Bishop [Scott Benhase] and Canon [Frank] Logue are looking at how this data can assist congregations in their ongoing engagement with Invite-Welcome-Connect.
Both the training and the license for Datastory are supported by a $10,500 grant the two dioceses received from Province IV of the Episcopal Church.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, graciously hosted the group, offering a central meeting point for both teams.
Bishop Benhase, the Revs. Tar Drazdowski, Denise Ronn, Walter Hobgood, and Ms. Carey Wooten drill down on the data during Tuesday’s training on Datastory demographics. Canon Logue also attended the training.