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 fourth of which is Collaborative Partnerships:
Seeing our diocese not as loosely associated solo congregations, but rather as one church family together, will be a source of new life and vitality. Joining and sharing with other denominations of faith in Christ can reinvigorate our ministry presence across our towns and neighbourhoods. We will all benefit from seeking social and entrepreneurial partnerships with other meaning-making and community-based movements for the common good.
The 12 Goals in Finding Our Way may overlap in their connections to the five Principles, however, Goals 5, and 6 will seek to flesh out the Principle of Collaborative Partnerships.