The Province of Reconciliation
TO THE PROVINCE OF RECONCILIATION
We are a growing province within the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a commitment to seeing the three expressions of church restored as a whole, and a call to be about the ministry of reconciliation. Would you journey with us as we seek to live out God's call to be ambassadors of Christ to the nations.
II Corinthians 5:18-21
HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE
In October of 2014 during a SYNOD in Rome, the Province of Reconciliation was conceived. This province was to have pastoral direction by Archbishop David Scott and have ministries in Latin America, the United States, and possibly Russia. The new province was approved on June 18, 2015 by a majority vote and began its work under the leadership of Archbishop Scott. The Province experienced continual growth and expansion as it oversaw the planting of many ministries and ordination of several priests and deacons.
Early in 2018 Archbishop Scott found it necessary to step down because of several health issues. Archbishop Charles Travis assumed leadership of the Province and we continue to move forward seeing continued expansion as we follow the vision of reconciling the nations to our Lord.
We seek to live balanced lives that include all that God has for his people. Convergence is a coming together of the three expressions that are found in the church today. We seek to unify the expression of the charismatic, evangelical, and sacramental church. Our use of the words Charismatic, Evangelical and Sacramental are as follows:
We believe that God is at work today in the Church and through the Church. We are open to the working of the Holy Spirit in and through our lives. Jesus said that He would send the Holy Spirit to be our teacher, counselor, and guide. As God’s children, the Holy Spirit helps us live a life that is pleasing to God. He gives each of His children gifts to equip them to serve and build each other up as we grow in our faith and knowledge of Him.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament contain all things necessary for salvation. We are committed to proclaiming the Gospel “Good News” that we can have a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. We are called to be disciples (students) of our Lord Jesus and to study His written word—The Holy Bible.
We celebrate the living historic forms of worship (liturgies) of the Church. The liturgy provides a solid theological framework for us to glorify God and to receive all that He has for us. God’s grace intersects our lives in tangible ways—such as in Holy Communion. The Eucharist (Holy Communion) is part of every worship service. We celebrate seven Sacraments: Baptism, Holy Eucharist (Communion), Confirmation, Confession, Healing, Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony.