The last Sunday in Epiphany of each year is designated as World Mission Sunday – a time when the church comes together to focus on the global impact of our call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Baptismal Covenant, Book of Common Prayer, p. 305).
This year, The Episcopal Church is also launching a brand new Global Mission Digital Toolkit. The toolkit development was funded by a Constable Fund Grant and done in collaboration between The Episcopal Church’s Office of Global Partnerships, The Standing Commission on World Mission, and The Global Episcopal Mission Network.
The toolkit is intended for individuals, small groups, congregations, dioceses, and our partners across the Anglican Communion. The lens of the toolkit will focus on The Way of Love practices for a Jesus-centered life and the Standing Commission’s Guiding Principles for World Mission.
The resources included in this toolkit are webinars, videos, downloadable PDFs, articles, and other online resources. All of the educational materials will explore the biblical, theological, historical, ecclesial, and cultural dimensions of God’s call to global mission. The educational materials will highlight the sacred truth that world mission means being present with others, as Jesus became incarnate and was present with us, and that as companions in mission, we are open to one another, learn from one another, and are transformed as we reach a deeper understanding of what it means to be Christians together, even across boundaries might otherwise divide.The toolkit will be a living thing that can be added to and updated as new resources are developed and as our understanding of global mission engagement transforms. All resources will be available in English and Spanish.