The Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) is offering a newly published, free resource, "Evangelism and Mission in the Age of Globalization," designed for clergy, lay leaders, parish and diocesan staff, and those involved in global interrelationships.
"The church as a living organism must continue to interact with the changing world to ensure her relevance and faithfully unleash the liberating message of the gospel,” commented EAM Program Officer, the Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara. “This resource will be of help to clergy and laity in understanding the reality and dynamics of globalization as it affects our common life and ministry.”
Derived from the 2008 EAM Annual Consultation in Taiwan, topics include: “Stay in the City: Mission of Revival and Awakening”; “The Christology of Mission”; “Globalization, Globalism and Pax Globala: The Hardware, Software and Heart-ware of Mission”; “Existential Evangelism: Sharing our Christian Story”; and "Mission and Catholicity in an Age of Globalization: Asia –America Context.”
In addition to Vergara, authors are the Rev. Canon Soh Chye Ann, founder of MAGI Enterprises, and the Rev. Dr. Fran Toy, president of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Council. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori contributed “A Message of Commissioning: The Example of St. Columba.”
Vergara said the next set of resources will be available following the EAM Consultation in Florida on June 18-22, 2009. The topics will include the Global Crises (economic, social and political); the Global Hope and the Global Paradigm for Christian action; and Using the Church in Antioch in the Book of Acts as Scriptural study. Various workshops will also be presented.
For more information on the EAM 2009 Consultation, visit: www.episcopalchurch.org/asian.htm
For copies of “Evangelism and Mission in the Age of Globalization” free from Episcopal Books and Resources, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 800 903-5544, or website at www.episcopalbookstore.org.