Vision for The Diocese of Tennessee

“Open, Obedient, Responsive, Committed”

These four words describe the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Tennessee:

The Diocese of Tennessee is “Open… to the power of God. When we gather, we expect God to show up, and to do mighty things in our midst.”

The Diocese of Tennessee is “Obedient… to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, who said, ‘Go… and make disciples of all nations, baptizing… and teaching them’ (Matt. 28:19-20); and ‘Go… and proclaim the good news to the whole creation’ (Mk 16:15).”

The Diocese of Tennessee is “Responsive to the needs of the world, because God created this world, and Jesus gave his life for it upon the cross.”

The Diocese of Tennessee is “Committed to our life together as a Christian community for the sake of the life of the world.”