Global Mission Digital Toolkit
By Jenny Green, officer, Global Relations and Networking
The Global Mission Digital Toolkit is now available. Launched on World Mission Sunday, which was observed on the last Sunday after Epiphany, Feb. 14, this resource is a collaboration between The Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships (OGP), the Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN), and the Standing Commission on World Mission (SCWM). This toolkit explores The Episcopal Church teaching that the mission of the church is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (Book of Common Prayer, p 855) in a global context and offers resources to help Episcopalians live into this teaching. The project collaboration is supported by a generous grant from the Constable Fund.
The Global Mission Digital Toolkit is intended for individuals, small groups, congregations, dioceses, and our partners across the Anglican Communion. The lens of the toolkit focuses on The Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life and the Standing Commission’s Guiding Principles for World Mission. These principles have guided the work of the SCWM in this triennium and will be proposed for adoption at the next General Convention.
The toolkit includes webinars, videos, downloadable PDFs, articles, and other online resources. These resources explore the biblical, theological, historical, ecclesial, and cultural dimensions of God’s call to global mission. The materials also 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 that might otherwise divide.