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