The Episcopal Asset Map is meant to connect people – both within the Church and in the broader community – to these gifts and thereby promote the sharing of ideas and information.
Although its development is a partnered ministry between the US Disaster Program at Episcopal Relief & Development and the Office of Justice and Advocacy Ministries of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, the value of the map depends on the ongoing participation and interest of individuals, congregations and diocesan coordinators around the country. Without local participation, the map would remain a set of empty pins, a tapestry with all warp and no weft.
We encourage you to take a look around. The map is a powerful tool that allows you to see not only what is happening around your diocese, but also what is going on in neighboring dioceses and around the Church. The map can help you build networks with people interested and involved in similar ministries so you can share ideas and strategies, or it can be a jumping off point for entirely new directions. In times of disaster or emergency, the map will serve as a framework for assessment and response, showing a disaster’s impact and how local bodies are responding. At all times, the map can serve as a platform to connect and inspire.
Here’s a video that describes the purpose of this project.