Missional Voices National Gathering
Missional Voices National Gathering will be a weekend of thinking, planning, and dreaming about the future of missional communities and innovative ministries in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. This will be a place where dynamic incubation of new ideas is the norm – not the exception – and where people doing uncommon ministry find support and encouragement.
The National Gathering is filled with church leaders (clergy and lay people) sharing stories of their experiences of ministry, new ideas they are trying, and honest conversations about ministry today. Creative worship centers us around God’s presence. Multiple opportunities to engage in workshops and conversation about particular aspects of ministry foster new and deeper connections.
We hope you will join us!
The 2019 Missional Voices National Gathering brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context.
Episcopal seminarians receive discounted registration. Please contact us for more information.
Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal - 2919 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115
MV19 schedule: full details coming soon!
Thursday, June 13
What gifts do our communities offer? What assets exist in our neighborhoods? Where is God already working among us? When individuals and parishes go through disasters, they learn to view their communities in new ways. Leaders from Episcopal Relief & Development will guide us through some practices to help us do that same
Friday, June 14
Six innovative voices will share their stories, and then we will reflect together on where we see God at work in those stories. We'll hear from people leading parishes, refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, and more.
Saturday, June 15
This is where we get to practice what we've learned. On Saturday, leaders from around the church will guide us through hands-on learning sessions where we get to learn tools and strategies to help us in our communities
What You Can Expect
- To hear short, narrative talks from great thinkers in The Episcopal Church.
- To understand why The Episcopal Church should be open to new ministry ideas.
- To explore various communities already in place.
- To discuss why church planters and other leaders feel called to this work.
- To engage in a gathering rooted in worship, praise, and the Eucharist.
- To engage with dynamic voices responding to the Spirit's movement within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.
- To network with other leaders from across the Church.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does registration include housing?
No, housing is separate.
Additional hotel information will be available soon.
Will there be food?
Registration includes lunch on Friday. Information on additional meals will be available soon.
What about parking?
Information on parking will be available shortly before the Gathering.
Are refunds available?
If you are unable to attend, contact us and we can work out a refund or transfer your registration to someone else.
Full refunds are available up to one month before the gathering (May 13)
A cancellation fee of 50% of registration costs will be applied for cancellations received between 29 to 10 days before the gathering (June 3).
No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 10 days before the gathering.
We believe God calls and equips local congregations for transformation by gathering people in Christ-centered community and dispersing them into the world to seek justice, peace, and reconciliation.
Informed by that conviction, MVNG seeks to strengthen congregations by connecting their leaders to one another, to creative and challenging ideas, and to best practices.
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