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.”

We will meet a day prior to our departure to learn more about how Convention is organized and prepare ourselves for the experience. Once we are at convention, there is daily worship to attend with incredible preachers, each participant will pick committee meetings and legislative sessions to attend that they are interested in. Committee meetings offer the opportunity for anyone to “testify” and have their voice be heard on the topics being debated during convention. In the evenings we will gather to review our experiences and do Compline together.

When: Convention is July 2-13, 2018, we will go for 3-4 days of that, likely leaving July 5 or 6
Where: Austin, TX
Who: Students who have finished grades 9-12 and college-age students
Fee: TBA
Priority Deadline: April 1, 2018
Registration Forms: available by January 4, 2018

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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