A majority of the Board of Directors approved the name change to the Madonna Interfaith Community with the tagline “Awakening Spirituality through Service and Education.” That is the umbrella for our committees which currently consist of The “Madonna Ministry Church without Walls” and “Step-Up, the service project of the Madonna Interfaith Community.”
Madonna Interfaith Community,
Awakening Spirituality through Service and Education
- Madonna Ministry, A Church Without Walls
- Step-Up Service Organization of the Madonna Interfaith Community
Redesigning our organization this way will provide a framework for growth, and new opportunities for expansion while keeping the familiar and revered ideals of the “Madonna Ministry.” At the same time, we’ve created a framework for demonstrating the many facets of our community and explaining the amazing things that we do like mentorship, teaching, and service.
The Madonna Ministry will never change its spiritual focus while I am president. A chairperson will lead our Madonna Ministry spiritual community and take on administrative duties associated with its function–such as, maintaining contact with Bishop candidates, ministers, priests and mentoring the existing bishops (I see this taking more than one person—maybe minister and priest co-chairs).
Likewise, the focus of the Step Up committee will not change—however, we will increase our funding by writing grants. Setting up these committees with leaders acting as chairpersons, will provide opportunities for service to our community, generate interest in the creation of the community, and free the Board to focus on the business-end of the organization and the process of providing support to our ordained.
Additionally, for years we have been kicking around adding education and publishing sections. I am open to suggestions on how we can implement these into our organization. We are not limited to just these sections; we can add others as needed—again, as always, your input is vital.
I will be working with the Board to increase involvement with our community; between us, we have over 100 years of service to this ministry and the Mother. I encourage all of you to contact us with a service or project to benefit the community; we’ll support you as needed. Additionally, I encourage all of you to use and help develop our website into a useful tool. If you have familiarity with word press– please contact me!!! www.madonnaministry.net.
In short, not much has changed; what I’m hoping will change is your increased involvement within the community, the community’s increased support to your ministry, and our expanded positive impact on the world. Please contact me with your thoughts.
With Love and Respect,