Join us for our
2017 GEMN Global Mission Conference
May 24-26, 2017
Camp McDowell ~ Nauvoo, Alabama
Conference Registration is now open!
Each year we select a timely theme to explore, and this year’s theme reflects God’s urgent call to the Church in a time of divisions and conflict:
“Reconciliation: God’s Mission – and Ours”
With a beautifully scenic and peaceful background at the Diocese of Alabama’s Camp McDowell, we will explore in depth the theme of Reconciliation in our mission engagement. Together, we will learn and engage with powerful tools such as Indaba and Asset-Based models for mission, featuring great speakers on a variety of reconciliation topics, including restorative justice, interfaith, racial and environmental reconciliation.
Our speakers include The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of Canada, The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler of CARAVAN, and Ms. Heidi Kim, Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation of The Episcopal Church. In addition to our keynote speakers, we will hold a series of workshops designed to give you practical tools that you can bring back to your diocese, church or organization. Workshops will include healthy short-term mission trips, leadership and fundraising, applying Asset-Based Community Development tools in your ministry, developing and maintaining mission relationships, discerning a call as a missionary and more. You will have opportunities to network with mission partners, talk with current missionaries, visit the Camp farm, and attend our in-depth Global Mission Formation or Train-the-Trainer Programs.
We especially encourage you to bring your international or local mission partners to this conference for a unique opportunity to share and build relationship in a focused setting. We hope that you will join us at beautiful Camp McDowell to learn, share and connect with others in global mission.