This task force updated the 2004 policies on prevention of sexual misconduct, so the report here contains Updated Model Policies for children and for vulnerable adults. They have resolutions to create training materials. It’s important stuff.
Category: General Convention
Provinces were conceived to allow regional collaboration in a horse & buggy age. But that age has passed. In a jet & network age, do we need provinces? Are we using them effectively? Here are my thoughts, along with a bit of Star Trek, Princess Bride, and more.
This task force studied “issues of deployment, equality and justice for dual call couples” and concluded there were “no substantial differences” between clergy couples and others. So it’s good we know that now, and we can move on to the next thing.
One of the most contested topics among Episcopal church wonks is whether we should pay the President of the House of Deputies. Today we look at the task force report of those who delved into this question. And your intrepid blogger offers an opinion.
The task force proposes a resolution which “welcomes with joy the request of the sisters and brothers of the Episcopal Church in Cuba to reunite with the Episcopal Church.” My hope is that this resolution is passed and that our churches reunite for the glory of God and so that we may together proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Today, we are looking more broadly at issues around the discernment, election, transition, and deployment of bishops. Blue is going to have a purple nose by the end of all this clue-looking among bishopy reports!
We have an expensive and complicated process to elect and install our Presiding Bishop. This task force has recommended ways to streamline, clarify, and improve our process.
The Task Force for Leveraging Social Media for Evangelism was meant to create a curriculum. They didn’t get that done, but they’ve offered a worthwhile theology paper and a solid report. Read on…
It’s easy to forget, if you live in the big-church world, that the Episcopal Church is mostly small churches. At last report, the median Average Sunday Attendance (ASA) of an Episcopal Congregation in the USA is 57 people. This report looks at small church leadership formation.
We look at the report studying the relationship between the General Seminary (GTS) in New York City and the General Convention. GTS is the only “official” seminary now, meaning that some of its trustees are elected by the General Convention.
Today we look at two reports without resolutions, from the Advisory Committee Acting as Council of Advice to the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies Council of Advice. This is a quick post and two very brief reports!
Executive Council outdid themselves this time around. Blue has 125 (!) pages of material to wade through looking for clues. You’ll find comments on 19 (!) resolutions spanning a range of topics. The legislative fun never ends.