GENERAL CONVENTION

The General Convention meets every three years and is the governing body of the Episcopal Church. The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will occur this summer, July 5-13, 2018, in Austin, TX. The 2018 General Convention Website offers valuable resources for delegates and interested parties. Click the button below to go there, and watch this page for province related updates.

ANTICIPATED HIGH PROFILE ISSUES

(from the Diocese of Western MA)

(from the Diocese of MA Newsletter)

 

Learn and follow:  #GC79:  This is the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.  Use social media hashtag #GC79.

Multimedia and news:  The General Convention Media Hub will live-stream legislative sessions, daily worship and more at www.episcopalchurch.org/general-convention-2018-media-hub.

Sign up for Episcopal News Service's daily e-mail here.

Resolutions:  Browse the topics coming before the convention, and track specific resolutions as they make their way through the legislative process here.  

OTHER RESOURCES

 

PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
PREPARING FOR GENERAL CONVENTION WEBINAR SERIES

A Facebook page (named "Preparing for General Convention") has been set up for continued interaction between webinars. You can find it here.

We also have created an ONLINE  SURVEY to receive your FEEDBACK about the webinars and ideas for FUTURE Webinars.  Please let us know how we can support your ministry. 

March 8, 2018  

April 12, 2018  

Program Resources

Related Resolutions

  • A005 Continue a Church-wide Network for Planting Churches

  • A029 Commend the Evangelism Charter for the Church to All Episcopalians

  • A030 Small Evangelism Grants

  • A031 Fund a full time Evangelism Staff Officer

  • A032 Congregational Redevelopment

  • A081 An Episcopal Theology of Evangelism

  • A082 Training for [Digital] Evangelist

May 10, 2018 

Related Resolutions

June 14, 2018  

Blue's Clues: Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 Provincial Synod and General Convention Orientation at All Saints Episcopal Church,  10 Irving Street, Worcester MA.
    ORIENTATION VIDEOS can be found on the General Convention videos website - please watch in preparation before gathering

    • General Convention Executive Officer Michael Barlow's Introduction​ (4:05)

    • Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Message (8:50)

    • President of the House of Deputies Gay Jenning's Message (13:29)

    • History of the General Convention (10:46)

    • General Convention Orientation (10:40)

    • Logistics (9:03)

    • Technology (7:29)

    • PB&F 2018 Draft Budget and Presentation Explaining the 2018 Triennial Budget 

  • Monday July 2 – Friday July 13, 2018  - Preparations and General Convention in Austin TX

  • Monday, July 9, 2018    6:30 pmProvince I Caucus and Reception - HILTON AUSTIN|500 East 4th Street. Austin, Texas 78701 - Meeting Room 400/402

LETTER: Provincial Caucuses at General Convention
Dear Bishops and Deputies,

In accordance with Canon 2: Of the Presiding Bishop Sec. 1(a)-(b) nominations for the membership of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop are held at General Convention. Here are links to information and forms to assist you at the caucuses (set for July 9th, 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.). 

More information (including locations of caucus meetings) will be announced during General Convention itself.  If you have any questions, please contact me at:  GCSecretary@episcopalchurch.org

Thank you!

 

Michael Barlowe

Executive Officer

The General Convention of The Episcopal Church

GENERAL CONVENTION NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

January 12, 2018


Many forums are emerging in anticipation of the discernment and debate Episcopalians will embrace at the 2018 General Convention in Austin. Here are some of the sites you may wish to explore in preparation:

September 29, 2017

The 2018 General Convention Website offers valuable resources for delegates and interested parties: http://www.generalconvention.org. Watch the Province I website for province related updates.

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