The General Convention of the Episcopal Church is an enormous undertaking. Part legislature, part family-reunion, General Convention is an opportunity to participate in the decision-making of the Church, to broaden your vision of God’s mission through the church, and to make new friends who share your hope for the kingdom.
On Saturday, June 23, 1-4 pm, Houston Canterbury will host a training for those attending the Young Adult Festival from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas at the AD Bruce Religion Center (3841 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204, Suite 205). The training is also open to those who might be volunteering at General Convention or who want to get a better understanding of how General Convention works.
The training will help you connect with other people headed to General Convention and will orient you around three topics so that you can hit the ground running and make a difference:
1) General Convention 101: How do the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops work? What kind of decisions are made at General Convention? What are my opportunities to contribute to decision-making as a Young Adult Festival participant?
2) How to Read (or write or speak to) a Resolution: What do resolutions do? What kind of process do resolutions go through? How might I evaluate a resolution? How and why might I speak in a hearing about a resolution? How might I communicate with the Diocese of Texas deputation about a resolution? We will practice with specific resolutions related to Latino Ministries.
3) Hot Topics: Which issues will stir up the most conversation at the coming Convention? Which will get swept under the rug?
Let The Rev. Eileen O’Brien know if you are planning to attend or need more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.