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Professional Associations
Episcopalians serve the world and church through various ‘works’ and witnesses. This section is for Episcopalians who share a common professional vocation.
Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars
An international association of biblical scholars who are affiliated with the churches of the Anglican Communion. Its purpose is to support biblical scholarship at all levels in the Anglican Communion. AABS is dedicated to fostering greater involvement of biblical scholars in the life of Anglican churches, and to promoting the development of resources for biblical studies in Anglican theological education.
Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains
The Assembly serves as the Episcopal collegial association for North American chaplains and other caregivers from shore to shore. The Assembly also serves in an advocacy role by interpreting to the church the nature of specialized ministry in healthcare settings and its vital contribution to the extended ministry of the church.
Church Development Institute
An association of trainer-consultants in the Episcopal Church offering training in congregational development through dioceses and two national sites in NYC and Sewanee, TN.
Conference of Diocesan Executives (CODE)
Membership is open to and comprised of lay and ordained people who report directly to the Diocesan Bishop while serving on the Bishop’s staff. The key to CODE is networking in a way that facilities collegiality, confidence, support. CODE’s goal is to help its members find healthy solutions to the challenges diocesan executives face, and build up the body of Christ.
Episcopal Communicators
A self-supporting organization of persons with communication responsibilities in the Episcopal Church. The association works to strengthen the community of the Church; foster the development of communication expertise within the Church; serve as an advocate for the ministry of communication; provide a forum for discussion of communication issues in the Church; and provide mutual support and fellowship.
Fellowship of Scientists
A group of scientists who endeavor to support each other as they seek a greater understanding of and a deeper commitment to the vocation of scientist as one form of Christian service.
Guild of Saint Barnabas for Nurses & Allied Healthcare Professionals
The purpose of this guild is to assist in the process of developing a deeper spirituality within the lives of the members in their vocational life, and to offer further enrichment through shared educational and fellowship opportunities.
Interim Ministry Network
A professional association of those serving congregations in the transition from one pastor to the next. Web information includes network programs and services and includes dates and descriptions of educational events.
North American Association of the Diaconate (NAAD)
An organization in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada that promotes renewal of the diaconate, supports deacons and dioceses with deacons, and engages in theological dialogue about diakonia.
National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors (NAECED)
This association consists of ministers of the Episcopal Church - both ordained and lay, paid professionals (part-time and full-time) - whose responsibility is the Christian formation of children, youth, and adults.
National Association of Episcopal Interim Ministry Specialists
Provides a variety of services for Clergy and Parishes engaged in the interim process. Parishes seeking interims can list their vacancy with NAEIMS. Interims can sign up to become members, update their membership, and request email notification of positions as they become available.
National Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations (NNECA)
Founded in 1970 by a group of clergy from all over the United States who wanted to take responsibility for their ministries and to support one another as colleagues. NNECA seeks, to serve, and to proclaim Christ by leading clergy in the Episcopal Church into collegial relationships for education, self-care, advocacy, and spiritual growth.
National Network of Lay Professionals (NNLP)
This organization exists to develop a national support system for lay people employed in the ministry of the Episcopal Church.
Society of Ordained Scientists
Though of Anglican origin, this dispersed ecumenical preaching order of priest-scientists is open to all whose own discipline does not prevent them from participating in an Anglican Holy Eucharist.