A019 Create a Task Force To Study and Report on the Intersection of Evangelism, Church Planting and Care of Creation

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 79th General Convention encourage the Episcopal Church Center Staff working in evangelism and church planting to collaborate with such task forces as may be appointed for creation care and evangelism direct the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies to appoint a Task Force to study and report on the intersection of Evangelism, Church Planting, and Care of Creation; and be it further

Resolved, That the Task Force shall be made up of no fewer than six (6) and no more than twelve (12) individuals and shall include representation from mission enterprise zone developers, church planters, local evangelists and creation care advocates, Executive Council members, and members of the Presiding Bishop’s Staff; and be it furtherResolved, That this groupthe Task Force, comprised of Episcopal Church Center staff and relevant task force(s) shall determine how many of the new ministries begun with funding from The Episcopal Church since two thousand (2000) integrate the care of Creation as a core component of ministry. The Task Force The group shall interview these ministry founders and core team, and shall make an assessment regarding the opportunities, challenges, and blessings of this intersection of ministry. In particular, the Task Force group shall make an assessment as to whether and how these methods of ministry are effective in engaging younger generations, defined as individuals and households under forty (40) years of age; and be it further

Resolved, That Executive Council shall designate the lead author of a report on opportunities for promoting the Jesus Movement though the intersection of evangelism and creation care be delivered to the 80th General Convention.

Resolved, That the General Convention direct the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to allocate $100,000 for this work in the current triennium.

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