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Our Family

Worship Communities

Our Communion encourages diversity in the expressions of Convergent Christianity. Convergent Christianity is currently expressed in three ways in our Communion.  We offer these definitions as a way of starting conversation but we wish to stress these are oversimplifications and really do not capture the nuances that are present. 

First Expression Communities would, in many respects, exhibit a spiritual life and worship service that is fully evangelical, fully charismatic and fully sacramental. These communities strive to be  characterized by the best elements of each of the three streams.

Second Expression Communities are fully sacramental, and. embrace what many would describe as the “high church” paradigm. Their church services would be a liturgical experience from beginning to end; likely including formal prayers of the people, congregational prayers of penitence,  professing a Creed aloud together, and sharing the peace.  These Christians embrace the sacraments in a way that is fully in-step with tradition.  These Christians would be working to deliberately include more of the free-flowing elements of a Spirit-led worship experience in their lives.

 

Third Expression Communities would embrace what many describe as the “low church” dominant paradigm; that which is commonly experienced in the typical Protestant congregation. This Expression recognizes the ancient church as a legitimate voice, but mostly in their insistence on a celebrating weekly Eucharist.  Third Expression Convergent Christians rely less on printed prayer books and service guides in favor of extemporaneous preaching, teaching and prayer. 

Western Rite Worship Communities

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SOLOMON'S PORCH
Phoenix, Arizona

1st Expression Community

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ANTHEM CHURCH LA
Los Angeles, California

3rd Expression Community

(In Re-development)

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ST. FRANCIS ISM
Phelan, California

2nd Expression Community

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HOLY SACRAMENT CHURCH
Chapmanville, West Virginia 

2nd Expression Community

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THE ARK CHURCH
Keller, Texas

3rd Expression Community
(In Re-development)

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AGAPE FELLOWSHIP
Atlanta, Georgia

3rd Expression Community
Mission Plant

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PRINCE OF PEACE
Convergent Catholic Ministries

El Dorado Springs, Missouri

2nd Expression Community

Eastern Rite Worship Communities

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Independent Orthodox Church

Bowling Green, Kentucky

2nd Expression Community

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MUSTARD SEED
Eastern Catholic Church

Frederick, Maryland

2nd Expression Community

Para-church Ministries

Para-church organizations are Christian faith-based organizations that usually carry out their mission independent of church oversight.  Roles that para-church organizations undertake include larger more national or international movements such as Religious Orders, Chaplaincies, Evangelistic Associations, Self Help Groups, Bible Study Groups, etc..

 

Monastic Orders

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Clerical Members

Unlike in more traditional Diocesan and Eparchial models found in mainline and canonical churches our Communion does not assign episcopal oversight through geographic means. In June of 2021, our governing Councils approved a transition to an charism-based model. Upon adopting an charism-based model, three Connexions were created to represent those relationships; a fourth being recently created for the Eastern Rite.  Learn More Here

Connexion of St. Augustine of Canterbury

 

The Episcopacy (Order of Bishops)

the Most Rev. JOHN GREGORY (Kenneth von Folmar) - Ordinary (Glendale, AZ)

The Presbyterium (Order of Priest/Elders)

the Very Rev. Father COLUMBA (Kevin Daugherty)- Archpriest  (Phoenix, AZ)

the Rev. Father Timothy Warren (Hesperia, CA)

The Diaconate (Order of Deacons)

the Rev. Deacon Nicholas Carpenter* (Apple Valley, CA)

the Rev. Deacon SERAPHIM TITUS (James) McAlister (Irving, Tx)

Connexion of St. Thomas Weller the Advocate

 

The Episcopacy (Order of Bishops)

the Right Rev. Rebecca Pierce - Ordinary  (Osceola, MO)

The Presbyterium (Order of Priest/Elders)

the Rev. Father John Robison (Laurel, MD)

the Rev. Father Matthew Furman (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)

the Rev. Canon Thomas Artist (Chapmanville, WV)

the Very Rev. Michael Angelo D'Arrigo - Archpriest (Madison, GA)

The Diaconate (Order of Deacons)

the Rev. Deacon Steven Pierce (Osceola, MO)

Aspirants for Holy Orders

Becky Pierson* (Tulsa, OK)

Connexion of St. John Chrysostom (Eastern Rite)

 

The Episcopacy (Order of Bishops)

the Most Rev. JOHN GREGORY (Kenneth von Folmar) - Eparch (Glendale, AZ)

The Presbyterium (Order of Priest/Elders)

the Very Rev. Father BASIL (James) Miller - Archpriest (Bowling Green, KY)

the Rev. Father IAKOVOS ATHANASIOS (Jake) Miller* (Garland, TX)

The Diaconate (Order of Deacons)

the Rev. Deacon MAXIMUS (Christopher) Kennedy (Irving, TX)

Aspirants for Holy Orders

Reader MAXIM (Davi Hayes) (Frederick, MD)

Learn more about the Connexion of St. John Chrysostom here.

Connexion of St. Martin de Porres

The Episcopacy (Order of Bishops)

the Right Rev. Dr. Sean Samuel O'Neil - Ordinary (Keller, TX)

The Presbyterium (Order of Priest/Elders)

the Rev. Father Keith Jefferies (Sherman Oaks, CA)

The Diaconate (Order of Deacons)

the Rev. Deacon Mallory Bolduc O'Neil (Keller, Tx)

Aspirants for Holy Orders

URIEL PATRICK JOAN (Dustin Kennedy)* (Irving, TX)

*Due to the dispersed nature of our Communion, all new members are welcomed as Provisional Members.  This special designation allows the candidate to be active in the common life of the Communion while discerning full membership.  Canonically, the rights and privileges of a Provisional Member are limited to those granted by the Presiding Bishop, whereas a full member is granted the full rights and privileges of the order to which they belong. 

 

Communion Partners

The Convergent Christian Communion considers itself in communion with all those who strive to witness to the life, ministry and teaching of Christ.  We recognize for some, a formalized agreement is necessary due to faith tradition or custom, therefore, we are happy to formalize such agreements.  The communion partners listed here are those Worship Communities, Para-church Ministries, Networks, Denominations and Communions that have established a formal Full Communion Agreement with the Convergent Christian Communion.

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