In preparation for the 68th Synod of Edmonton diocese, October 21-22, 2022, Bishop Steve has prepared the document Finding Our Way based on input from throughout the diocese. With the Gospel at the Center, it is founded on five Principles, the third of which is Outward Focus:
Being missional disciples means our primary focus is to join God in the world where God is already present and at work. This helps us remember that church communities, buildings, and resources exist not as ends to be preserved in and of themselves, but as means to bless and serve others – especially those often considered “the least of these,” with whom Jesus especially identified.
The 12 Goals in Finding Our Way may overlap in their connections to the five Principles, however, Goals 4, 7 and 12 will seek to flesh out the Principle of Outward Focus.