Global mission online study series based on Questing begins Oct. 6
“Global Mission Engagement: Sharing Lived Experiences Across Cultures” is a free seven-seek study series that will meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Dec. 1, on AirMeet. It is open to Episcopalians, Anglicans around the world and all interested persons.
Sponsored by the Diocese of Connecticut’s Companions in Mission Ministry Network, the series is based on Questing: The Way of Love in Global Mission recently published by the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) and available through Amazon Kindle.
Register here for the series or any particular sessions. Meeting 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on successive Tuesdays from Oct. 6 through Dec. 1 (but not in Thanksgiving week), the series will utilize the innovative interactive tools of the AirMeet platform to include stories, Bible study, table discussion and networking.
Questing applies the seven steps of the Way of Love that has been popularized by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the call to engage in God’s global mission. The series will be hosted by the Rev. Amjad Samuel, convener of the Companions in Mission Ministry Network and rector of St. Paul’s Church, Shelton, Conn.
Presenters in the series include:
Oct. 6, “Turn” – The Rev. Dr. Grace Burton-Edwards, vice president of GEMN, co-author of Questing, member of the Standing Commission on World Mission, and rector of St. Thomas Church in Columbus, Georgia.
Oct. 20, “Learn” – The Rt. Rev. Dr. Ian Douglas, missiologist, bishop of Connecticut, and former missionary in Haiti.
Oct. 27, “Pray” – Ms. Jenny Grant, officer for global relations and networking for the Episcopal Church and former missionary in Kenya; and the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, founder of the Bible Challenge and rector of Christ Church, Greenwich, Conn.
Nov. 3, “Worship” – The Rev. Pam Strobel, former missionary in Congo, catalyst for the Congo Network, and parish priest in Connecticut; and the Rev. Thomas Furrer, leader of Kateri Medical Services in partnership with the Anglican Church of Nigeria, and vicar of Trinity Church, Wethersfield, Conn.
Nov. 10, “Bless” – The Rev. Dr. Titus Presler, missiologist, co-author of Questing, GEMN president, former missionary in Zimbabwe and Pakistan, and vicar of St. Matthew’s Church, Enosburg Falls, Vermont.
Nov. 17, “Go” – The Rt. Rev. Josiah Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion and a bishop in the Anglican Church of Nigeria; and Ms. Martha Gardner, chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission and missioner for formation and networking in the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Dec. 1, “Rest” – Ms. Emma Wright, former missionary in Oman and postulant in the Diocese of Virginia; and the Rev. Nicholas Porter, president of Jerusalem Peacebuilders and rector of St. Mary’s Church, Wilmington, Vermont.