A024 Forming Culturally Diverse Clergy

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention, if a Formation Networking Team is created, direct the Team to collect, evaluate, disseminate, and encourage the development of excellent resources and best practices for the discernment and formation of culturally diverse clergy, and to publicize to The Episcopal Church and its dioceses and congregations the availability of these resources; and be it further

Resolved, That, if a Formation Networking Team is created, the Formation Networking Team work with other teams and established groups within The Episcopal Church to make available information to persons involved in culturally diverse ministries and Christian formation, and to seek feedback regarding resources needed (and used) by the widest possible variety of groups within the Church; and be it further

Resolved, That, if a Formation Networking Team is not created, the 79th General Convention direct that an appropriate body or office in The Episcopal Church collect, evaluate, disseminate, and encourage the development of excellent resources and best practices for the discernment and formation of culturally diverse clergy, and to publicize to The Episcopal Church and its dioceses and congregations the availability of these resources; and be it further

Resolved, That, if the Formation Networking Team is not created, the 79th General Convention direct that an appropriate body or office, work with other teams and established groups within The Episcopal Church to make available information to persons involved in culturally diverse ministries and Christian formation, and to seek feedback regarding resources needed (and used) by the widest possible variety of groups within the Church; and be it further

Resolved, That, if a Formation Networking Team is not created or is not funded, the 79th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $60,000 for the implementation of this resolution.


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