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April gatherings designed for Episcopal missional leaders

February 27, 2017
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Two conferences for Episcopal Church missional leaders are slated for April at Virginia Theological Seminary: Missional Voices and Genesis Gathering.

Missional Voices

The Missional Voices gathering for leaders throughout the Episcopal Church is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

The Rev. Tom Brackett, Staff Officer for New Church Starts and Missional Initiatives, explained the significance of Missional Voices.  “Have you ever wondered about how we take this Jesus Movement back home to the neighborhoods we call home,” he asked. “Maybe you are thinking about what ‘missional ministry’ might look like, as you discern your own call – your vocation. Or maybe you are hungry to connect with other passionate pilgrims pursuing the possibilities of partnership with the Spirit!”

The gathering will feature keynote presentations; short, narrative talks; exploration of new communities; and inspiring worship.

Missional Voices registration and additional information is here. Registration is $99; enter promo code GENESIS to register for $70. Registration does not include housing or transportation.

Deadline for registration is April 17.

Genesis Gathering

A pre-conference event, Genesis Gathering, will convene on Thursday, April 20.

Brackett explained, “This will not be considered a training event. This community of practice event is designed for anyone exploring the possibility of missional ministries and for those who are already engaged in ministry and seeking to build community”

Genesis Gathering registration is here.  Registration is $50, waived for current grant recipients.

Deadline for registration is April 7.

For more information, contact Brackett,  Meghan Ritchie or Missional Voices at