Frequently Asked Questions
Which dioceses have maps?
Each of the 110 dioceses of the Episcopal Church has a diocesan page on the Episcopal Asset Map. Click DIOCESES in the menu above to see a full listing.Please note that edits suggested for these maps will be reviewed by a diocesan map administrator before they are published. Contact information for the diocese and a map administrator can be found on the landing page of each diocese.
Why doesn’t my church or organization appear on the map of my diocese?
For those dioceses that have many churches, it might be hard to find your congregation at first. Try searching by name and review the "list" view of the site to find your church. If you still cannot find your location, contact the diocesan office for support.
The Episcopal Asset Map is monitored and cultivated at the diocesan level. In the initial stage of map population, a preset group of pins was uploaded to the site based on the current list of Episcopal institutions found within the geographic limits of each diocese. There are, no doubt, some pins that are missing. Please help us improve the map and tell the story of the whole Church by SUGGESTING AN ADDITION. If you have further questions, “Contact Us” via the link at the bottom of the page.
What are diocesan map administrators and how are they selected?
A diocesan map administrator (DMA) is charged with moderating content edits on individual diocesan and network maps. They safeguard the integrity of the information found on the map and protect it from unwanted or inappropriate changes. A DMA can approve editing suggestions and help explain and promote the map at the local and regional level. A DMA cannot change the structure or functionality of the website. DMAs have been appointed by the bishop of each participating diocese as individuals with broad knowledge of the church and its constituencies. If you interested in doing this ministry, please contact your Bishop.
Are all of the pins on a map officially a part of the diocese?
Places represented on the Episcopal Asset Map are often official parts of their diocese, but this is not always the case, nor is it intended to be; the intent of the map is to show the broad networking capacity of The Episcopal Church and places that are a part of the Episcopal Church Community. Incorporation of a place within a diocese does not official represent a formal relationship.
What do I do if the information for my church or organization is wrong or outdated?
From the church, school, institution, or ministry's profile page, please click on the “Update This Place” link above its title. From here, you can suggest updates and changes to the information. Be sure to look at all the tabs on the survey page, add your name and email address in case the DMA has questions, and click the “Save and Submit” button before navigating away from the page. This will send the suggested edits to the DMA for approval.
How do I remove a pin from the map?
From time to time, closures, the end of a ministry, or other conditions may require a pin to be removed. Please contact your DMA based on the contact information on the diocesan landing page. Pins may also be temporarily unpublished as necessary.
Why can’t I see an edit I’ve suggested?
All suggested edits must be approved by your diocesan map administrator (DMA). It may take some time for the DMA to view and approve changes. Please contact the DMA(s) for your diocese with further questions.
The members of my church have many individual skills and are active in volunteer services in the community through other organizations. Can I list those on our page?
The purpose of this map is to search, store and share information about the institutional ministry capacity of The Episcopal Church. The individual pages of each church or organization lists only those ministries hosted by or partnered with that facility. The map is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all the gifts and activities of individual members of the church. Individuals who are willing to share their gifts in times of emergency are encouraged to register for Episcopal Relief & Development’s Ready to Serve initiative.
Where did the list of ministries come from? Can more be added?
The current list of ministries grew from an organic process during the pilot phase of the map. The categories were selected based on information about existing ministries collected through a survey. The majority of ministries in that survey fit into one or more of these categories. These types are intended to make searching easier, but they are not meant to exclude ministries that do not fit neatly into one of them. When adding a ministry to the map, please try to fit it into one of the categories, but you may also choose "other" and add a more clarifying description. Periodically, we will review the "Other" category to better reflect ministry engagement. The ministry types are universal across the entire system to make it easier to find information both within and beyond diocesan boundaries.
What is an Episcopal network map?
The Episcopal Asset Map is a database of 8,000+ Episcopal institutions that is typically organized into smaller regional maps (by diocese), but other national subsets of institutions can be viewed on the map where an appropriate network, is suggested. Networks are formal and informal groupings of churches with similar ministry focus. These can be groupings like The Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP) or churches participating in a similar campaign. These network maps can be found by click Networks at the top of the page. Additional network maps will be added where appropriate. If you are interested in learning how your network can create a map, please contact us for more information.
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