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Baptized for Life

Baptized For Life





Baptized For Life

An Episcopal Discipleship Initiative

The Diocese of Michigan collaborates with Virginia Theological Seminary to offer congregations ways to equip people of all ages to claim their baptismal identities with confidence and joy. “Baptized for Life” is forming lives of meaning and purpose.

The Baptized for Life initiative is driven by a conviction that congregations, with God’s help, can form lives of meaning and purpose; identifying, embracing, and sustaining each person’s Christian vocation. To learn more watch this short video.

Beginning in 2018, VTS has worked with the Diocese of Michigan, and seven other Dioceses, to explore discipleship.  Through a Lily Foundation grant award, this 5-year exploration uses the catechumenate and the Baptismal Covenant as guides.  Each congregation has discerned a ministry project to equip people to claim their vocations as Christian disciples in the world.

Participants will explore a variety of spiritual practices and models of ministry to grow in their own faith and engage God’s mission in the world.

In the Diocese of Michigan, Trinity Episcopal (Belleville), Christ Episcopal Church with Mother of The Savior Church (Dearborn), and St. Barnabas Church (Chelsea) have engaged the program for specific ministries they are initiating.

This exciting project connects work in the community with formation of disciples.