World Missions Symposium: "Where is Jesus in World Mission?"
The annual World Missions Symposium will take place in-person, Saturday, August 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Bishop Jones Center Mission Room. Hosted by the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, and Dr. Marthe Curry, Director of World Missions, symposium participants will delve deeper into the biblical foundation of this global outreach ministry: the teachings and love of Jesus Christ. Several speakers will share the impact serving internationally has had on their own life and faith journeys, and the agenda will also include a Question & Answer segment, Small Group Brainstorming session, and luncheon, catered by Catalyst Catering, an award-winning enterprise of the San Antonio Food Bank.
The speaker lineup will include the Rev. Scott Brown, TMI Headmaster, the Rev. Ripp Hardaway, Rector of St. John's, New Braunfels, and others. After lunch, the Symposium will conclude with Praise & Worship led by the Rev. David Chalk, Rector of St. Francis, Canyon Lake, and a homily from Archdeacon Mike Besson.
Registration costs $25 for in-person participants or a $10 contribution to World Missions to attend the abbreviated online option, via Zoom. Registration is available at the link below; for assistance signing up, contact World Missions or call the diocesan office at (210/888) 824-5387.
General Symposium Agenda
9:30 a.m. - Greetings from the Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Bishop of West Texas, and Introduction to the Symposium by Dr. Marthe Curry, Director of World Missions
10:00 a.m. - Session 1, followed by break-out discussion groups
11:00 a.m. - Break
11:15 a.m. - Session 2, followed by Question & Answer segment
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Session 3, following by small group brainstorming activity
(End of the Symposium's online portion)
1:45 p.m. - Concluding Worship Service, including Praise & Worship led by the Rev. David Chalk, Rector of St. Francis, Canyon Lake; a Homily by the Ven. Mike Besson, Diocesan Archdeacon; Offertory; and Holy Eucharist.
2:30 p.m. - Symposium concludes.