Zachary Jones is the new Assistant Rector at Christ Church Westshore in Bay Village, OH. This was his first time at Synod with ADGL, and he captured the spirit of Synod in the video above, as well as his words below:
"The vision I had in my head for synod was the drudgery of business meeting after business meeting. I was pleasantly surprised when I left synod feeling refreshed. Synod's emphasis was clear: we need to learn to hear the voice of God in our lives and emphasize mission, not membership, in our local parish contexts. This year's synod was a time of worship, fellowship, and prayer. You can talk to any clergy or laity who were in attendance and I am certain you would hear the same thing: God is at work in this diocese. I am excited to hear the testimonies from all over the diocese from now to our next synod as we disciple our parishes into this vision: Sunday is not the mission, it is for the mission."