Yesterday was another busy and meeting filled day at General Convention. My day began early with a Legislative Committee meeting with the “Evangelism and Church Planting Committee.” After much testimony, our committee completed its work and sent our resolutions to the Consent Agenda. The resolutions we proposed are listed at the end of this blog.
In addition to committee work, we gathered as a Joint House (Bishops and Deputies) and listened to some of our sisters’ and brothers’ stories of racial prejudice and injustice. We discussed as individual Deputations, our own responses to those stories, and how we might both in parish and diocese, respond and reconcile.
The afternoon legislative session focused on the resolution to revise the Prayer Book. This legislation promises to be one that will garner much discussion, debate, and emotion.
Here is a link to today’s legislative calendar: https://www.vbinder.net/calendars/11?house=hd&lang=en
On a personal note, I was unable to serve at the Military Chaplain booth yesterday, but I have it on my schedule for Sunday afternoon. This morning, I have the joy of having breakfast with my dear seminary friend, The Rev. Christopher Caddell. I have not seen Chris since we graduated from Sewanee in 2010. Chris and his awesome family live about 20 minutes from Austin, TX, and I look forward to reconnecting with him.
Stay tuned for more updates as General Convention continues.
Peace, love, and blessings,
Evangelism and Church Planting Committee Resolutions
A005: Continue a Church-Wide Network For Planting Churches—2018. Full text.
A006: Collect Demographic Data of Leadership. Full text.
A029: Commend the Evangelism Charter for the Church to All Episcopalians. Full text.
A030: Small Evangelism Grants. Full text.
A031: Evangelism Staff Officer. Full text.
A032: Congregational Redevelopment. Full text.
A081: An Episcopal Theology of Evangelism. Full text.
A082: Training For [Digital] Evangelists. Full text.
A196: Fund a Full Time Evangelism Officer. Full text.