Turning mission rhetoric into reality: preview of this afternoon’s study guide launch

Just in time for today’s launch of the Grace at the Garbage Dump study guide at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, there’s a great article in Center Aisle about the book, its genesis, and what we talk about when we talk about mission in the Episcopal Church.

“I have always loved stories,” he says. “Hearing them, telling them, sharing them. I returned from Itipini with the conviction that the stories of people like those who live in Itipini are not being told. I was also convinced that if we are going to move forward in addressing the problems of global poverty, we need to actually know about one another around the world, how we live and the challenges we face.”…

After publishing his book, Zink created a study guide “as a tool for groups to use as they think about how they can be involved in God’s mission.” The study guide can be downloaded for free at www.jessezink.com. “God is calling everyone to a role in God’s mission,” he says. “Discerning just what that role is is a holy and important task.”

Read the rest of the article here.

In Indianapolis? Stop by for two minutes or twenty tomorrow to pick up a copy of the book, learn about the study guide, or chat about what mission means to you. We’ll be at the Global Episcopal Mission Network booth (#629—you’ve got to go past the food booths). At previous signings, we’ve run out of books pretty quickly so we’ve got extra on hand for tomorrow. But we’re selling them for the special Convention-only price of $15 (30% below what Amazon will sell it you for) so they might go quickly.

See you there!

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