Diocese of Central Florida
The Diocese of Central Florida, based in the 15-county heart of the booming, diverse Sunshine State, is building on the past for the future. Throngs of newcomers to Florida include college students, young workers looking for jobs, business transfers, and retirees. Some speak English. Some speak little English.
Our congregations are assessing their vocation and influence in their neighborhoods. We are asking God to teach us what it means to be salt, light, and a city set on a hill. We are learning to think of parishes not merely as buildings but as the communities all around us.
The Diocese of Central Florida is making it a priority to recruit, educate, and raise up new leaders, both lay and ordained, for common mission. Our Institute for Christian Studies, Cursillo, and the Commission on Ministry have joined the Rt. Rev. Gregory Brewer in helping establish new standards for discernment and training for those seeking ordination.
The diocesan mission is to embody the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: to spread the gospel by showing God’s love to our neighbors in towns, regions, Florida, and across the world.