General Convention

Tyler Kerr, Karen Schlabach, and Greta Carlson at the United Thank Offering Booth at General Convention 2015.

Tyler Kerr, Karen Schlabach, and Greta Carlson at the United Thank Offering Booth at General Convention 2015.

Did you go to EYE and have a blast? Have you enjoyed Diocesan Convention? Do you like listening to a good debate? Are politics your ‘thing’? Do you consider yourself a “church-nerd”? Then attending General Convention of the Episcopal Church may be for you!

2018 Convention theme: “The Jesus Movement: Loving, Liberating and Life-giving.”

When: July 8-13, 2018 (Convention is July 2-13, 2018, so we will only be there for 3-4 days of the gathering)
Where: Austin, TX
Who: Students who have finished grades 9-12 and college-age students
Fee: $375
Preferred Deadline: May 1, 2018
Registration Forms:

Approximate schedule:

Sunday, July 8
Gather at Good Shepherd, Wichita to learn more about how Convention is organized and prepare ourselves for the experience.

Monday, July 9
Drive to Austin, TX
We will be staying at an AirBNB about 8 miles from the Austin Convention Center. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

Tuesday, July 10-Thursday, July 12

  • Attend daily worship at convention with incredible preachers
  • Observe House of Deputies and House of Bishops legislative sessions
  • Attend committee meetings and hearings to learn more about specific issues (participants pick what they are most interested in)
  • Have lunch with our delegation to hear what they are working on and provide our opinions
  • Do Compline together each night

We will prepare our own breakfast at the townhouse, pack a sack lunch for the road, and eat dinner out every night. We will have at least one dinner with the youth from the Diocese of West Missouri. There will also be groups there from Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, and North Carolina (that I know of so far!).

Friday, July 13
Return to Kansas

See more about General Convention on their web site:

The youth and college student participation in General Convention was possible due to a generous young adult grant from the United Thank Offering in 2015 to help get this event started.

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