Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It is Easter. This is the perfect season to think about mission and the spreading of Good News. So it is good that from Wednesday through Friday, April 11-13, VTS will host the Global Episcopal Mission Network conference. I would like to take an opportunity today to highlight some of the excellent keynote speakers and conference features that attendees can look forward to:

Wednesday April 11:
10:00 a.m. Topic: Mission Connects Us – I: Without a theology of mission we perish
The Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney, Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies
The Rev Canon John Kafwanka, Director for Mission, Anglican Communion
7:00-8:30 pm: Virginia Theological Seminary - Welcome Reception
Location: Scott Lounge

Thursday, April 12:
9:00 am: Second Plenary Session Keynote Speakers-- Topic: Mission: A Spiritual Journey amid the People into the Heart of God
Ms. Monica Vega and Ms. Heidi Schmidt, Former Missionaries to South Africa & Brazil
7:00pm: Global Partnerships & International Mission Fair-- Topic: “Mission as Mutual Transformation”
The Rev. David Copley, Dir. Global Partnerships & Mission Personnel, The Episcopal Church

Friday, April 13:
9:30 a.m. Third Plenary Session Keynote-- Topic: Mission Connects Us – II: Without partnership in mission we perish
The Rev Canon John Kafwanka, Dir. for Mission, Anglican Communion
The Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney, CACS Director

This is a distinguished line up. We welcome our guests to the campus, as well as all the conference participants; may God bless your time with us. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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