A196 Fund a Full-time Evangelism Staff Officer

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Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention affirm the initiative of the Presiding Bishop and Executive Council in the creation of and funding for a full-time Evangelism Officer to serve on the Presiding Bishop’s staff; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention encourage Program, Budget, and Finance to maintain the sum of $380,000, as currently allocated in the draft budget proposed by the Executive Council for this position.

Explanation

In the previous triennium, the Presiding Bishop’s staff contracted with three (3) consultant evangelists, on a five to ten (5-10) hour a week basis, to assist this work. This resolution affirms the creation of a new position already allocated within the proposed budget to replace and extend the work of the three (3) consultants. The committee finds this position vital in carrying out the loving, liberating, and life-giving work of our Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.


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