General Convention 2018
The 2018 Media Hub for the Episcopal Church’s 79th General Convention launched earlier this week, offers everyone, whether at home or on-site, free access to live streaming and on-demand coverage of daily worship, legislative sessions from the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, as well as media briefings and other featured events. Live coverage begins July 4, 2018.
New this General Convention is Inside General Convention. This daily news broadcast begins July 4 and will be offered on the Media Hub at 4:30 p.m. CT (English) and 6:30 p.m. CT (Spanish) through July 13th. Also new are TEConversations. Each conversation is focused on one of the convention’s three priorities: Racial Reconciliation, Evangelism and Care of Creation. TEConversations take place during a joint session of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies and feature speakers, videos, music, and opportunities for small group engagement. TEConversations will be live streamed; off-site participants will have access to handouts and be able to participate in the ongoing conversation via social media.
The live stream of worship, the legislative sessions of both Houses, and the TEConversations will also be offered in Spanish.
Other program highlights:
- The House of Bishops is inviting Episcopalians to a “Liturgy of Listening”. The July 4 session, planned for 5:15 to 7 p.m. CT in the worship space set up in the Austin Convention Center, has been described as “a sacred space for listening and further reconciliation.”
- And, an Episcopal revival is coming to Austin. “All across the church, people are saying they want to be revived so they can serve the Jesus Movement,” shares the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Stewardship. People curious about Episcopal revivals are invited to participate via the live stream of the Revival service scheduled during General Convention (Saturday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. CT at The Palmer Center).
The Media Hub is available here
The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held July 5 – July 13 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas (Episcopal Diocese of Texas). The General Convention is held every three years and is the bicameral governing body of The Episcopal Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.
The Media Hub offerings provide avenues for following all the action:
Live streaming and on-demand access to House of Bishops and the House of Deputies legislative sessions (provided in both English and Spanish)
Live streaming and on-demand access to daily worship (provided in both English and Spanish)
Live streaming and on-demand access to Inside General Convention and Adentro de la convención general (provided in both English and Spanish)
Live streaming and on-demand access to the three TEConversations (provided in both English and Spanish)
A comprehensive listing of daily events
Daily media briefings
Episcopal News Service headlines
Link to legislative tracker
The twitter feed #GC79
Videos featuring mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church Resources for all Episcopalians
Links to Convention-related websites
The Media Hub is mobile-friendly for Android or Apple.