Category: General Convention
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.
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.