A055 Develop Multicultural Ministry Pathways

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention invite the multicultural ministers of the Church center to further develop channels and pathways for sharing the gifts of ministry that exist in abundance in our Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American and Native communities with the wider Church, such as: an expanded New Communities gathering; regional or provincial trainings for ministry development officers, to share best practices for multicultural leadership development; and new channels for sharing the gifts of lay-led multicultural ministry that are already well-developed in the dioceses of Province IX and in outlying communities throughout the Church; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention direct the multicultural ministers of the Church center to collect, evaluate, disseminate, and encourage the development of excellent resources and best practices for the discernment, theological education, and formation of culturally diverse clergy; to work with other groups to publicize the availability of these resources to The Episcopal Church, its dioceses, congregations and 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 the General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance consider a budget allocation of $250,000 for the implementation of this resolution.


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