Our mission is to participate in God’s mission of reconciling the world to God and each other in Christ. We seek to do that through priestly work of preaching, teaching, being pastors, and administering the sacraments—equipping the baptized for the life and work God calls us to.
We’ve also been “on mission” for The Episcopal Church. From 2018-2020 (when the covid-19 pandemic began and we had to return to the US), our work as appointed missionaries (Episcopal Volunteers in Mission) was to work with partners in mission in South Africa, focussing on theological education. In 2018-19 we served as lecturers in theology at the College of the Transfiguration in Makhanda/Grahamstown, South Africa, where we taught seminarians preparing for ordained ministry. In 2019-20, we served as Visiting Academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics. We also traveled to other Provinces (Anglican Churches) in Africa to hear about and work on resources for theological education in their dioceses. Some of the posts in this blog describe our experiences in this service.
Want more information about Global Mission in the Episcopal Church? See this page on The Episcopal Church’s site.