Partnering with God:
From the theological to the practical implications
of answering God’s call to mission
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"Global Mission" means a lot of things to a lot of people.  Here in the Diocese of Massachusetts, we believe that Global Mission is a journey into God's ongoing mission, through formational pilgrimage and relationship building with communities from contexts different than our own-whether by virtue of culture, geography, background, or experience-with the purpose of accompaniment, understanding, reconciliation, and justice.

In answering the call into God's Mission, it's easy to get caught up in the details of trips and projects with our partner community. The 2018 Global Mission Summit is an opportunity to step back, share what we each see as the big picture, and explore the role that God plays in our relationship building efforts as we live into our role as Christians, loving our neighbors as ourselves. During the course of the day, we will explore God's expectations of our partnerships in a number of different contexts and share our own experiences of best, and sometimes worst, practices as partners of God.

Designed for anyone, clergy or lay, with an interest in mission, the 2018 Global Mission Summit is sure to have something that will get you thinking. Workshop tracks include Mission Formation, Discernment, Models of Mission, Relationship Building, Mutuality, and Social Justice-all from the dual perspective of the theological and the practical.  Whether new to mission engagement or experienced, you will enjoy thought-provoking speakers, interactive workshops, plenty of time for networking, and a joyous international celebration of the Eucharist. 

Ground your missional relationship in God’s Mission.  
Hear and share stories of answering God’s call, and of including God in your mission relationship.  
Learn and share in best practices on the ground.  
Learn ways to invite others to join your partnership, spreading the “Good News” happening in the world.

 

2018 summit is organized by the Jubilee Global Mission Committee and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
 

Cathedral Church of St. Paul 
138 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111

  

Featured Speakers

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The Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune
The Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune is the Director of the Master's Degree program at Sing Sing Prison,  a maximum security prison in Ossining, New York and Chaplain for Re-entry. He is the former Africa Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church. In 1972, Sabune fled his native-born Uganda and the ruthless dictator Idi Amin. Sabune’s brother was killed by Idi Amin in 1976 and his sister was killed by one of Amin's men in 1977. Another brother died in Nairobi, Kenya after a narrow escape from Amin's men. As a parish priest, Sabune served in churches throughout the greater New York/New Jersey area, including as Dean of a cathedral.

Internationally, he was a trustee of the Episcopal Seminary in Haiti, was a founding board member of the Business and Technology Institute of Haiti, and was chair of the Forgiveness and Reconciliation Project. Among his awards and honors, he received the Minorities in Criminal Justice Leadership Award, the NAACP Community Service Award, and the Caribbean American Families Inc Community Service Award.

 
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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh served as faculty at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Director of the Commission on World Mission (London) and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (Geneva). He is a published author in the Anglican Theological Review.

 

Insightful, gave much to think about, and whole new perspective on mission...
— 2016 Summit Participant

Workshop Tracks

Mission Formation
Discernment for Mission
Social Justice
Models of Mission
  Relationship Building in Mission
    Mutuality in Mission

Inspiring stories, provocative lectures and illuminating discussion groups. I gained many new insights.
— 2016 Summit Participant