The Global Episcopal Mission Network is people working together to discern God’s call to be the face of Christ in the world. GEMN began as a consortium of Episcopal dioceses interested in fostering mission. In recent years, membership has been opened to invite any individual, church, deanery, diocese or organization with a passion for mission, within or beyond the Episcopal Church.
GEMN is primarily a network for bringing people together in order to exchange ideas and best practices, encourage each other, and provide resources to those who are exploring their call to engage in mission. Three of GEMN’s major initiatives include:
- An annual Global Mission Conference, including high-quality keynote speakers, insights from experienced missioners, opportunities for networking, workshops, site visits, mission organization presentations, and other resources to the mission community;
- Global Mission Training, ranging from global mission certification training for those engaged or thinking about engaging in mission, and for those who would like to bring global mission training to their own local area, to a 10-day Global Mission Immersion Program held in Colombia for those who want to combine theory with practice in a real-life mission setting; and
- Global Mission Resources that include mission planning materials, bibliographies, mission financing strategies and more.