“What’s your mission story?” – Come tell it at GEMN’s booth at General Convention!

Visitors to GEMN’s booth in the Exhibit Hall at this year’s General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, will be invited to sit for a short video interview on the theme, “What’s your mission story?”  How did you get involved in global mission?  Who are your mission companions elsewhere in the world?  What have you learned about God, discipleship, church, community – or whatever?  What gives you joy in world mission?

The interviews are being coordinated by the Rev. David Kendall-Sperry, long involved with GEMN and familiar to many as the emcee of several Missio conferences.  He helps catalyze global mission in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, where he is rector of St. Peter’s Church in Delaware.  David is also GEMN’s assistant treasurer.  When featured on YouTube and the GEMN website, the videos will help raise the profile of global mission in the church at large.

Global mission resources will be available at the booth, along with materials from dioceses and mission agencies connected with GEMN.  Executive Director Titus Presler will be at the booth throughout convention, and several GEMN Board members will be present at various times.

General Convention, the Episcopal Church’s legislative gathering that is held every three years, will begin on June 23 and conclude on June 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (pictured above).  Numerous resolutions related to world mission have been proposed by the Standing Commission on World Mission, and these will be acted on by the World Mission Legislative Committee and then by the House of Deputies and House of Bishops.  This year’s convention will include the election of a new presiding bishop, who will succeed the retiring Most Rev. Michael Curry, who keynoted the 2016 Missio held on the theme of mission amid migration in Puerto Rico.

If you’ll be at convention, please come by the GEMN booth.  If you won’t be there, please alert others who will be there.  See you in Louisville!





Posted in GEMN Organization, General Convention, Global Mission Resources, Standing Commission on World Mission.