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General Convention reports available

Listed below you will find the final reports from this past summer’s General Convention. Each section is posted separately as they are large files with a link to the Full Report included at the end.

Cover Page

General Convention Report Introduction

General Convention Official Youth Presence Final Report

General Convention Children’s Program Final Report

General Convention Young Adult Festival Final Report

General Convention Episcopal Generations Booth Report

Full report

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Falling into the Generation Gap VI

The newest installment in our series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Use them to start a conversation with someone in another generation!

What was your schedule like the year you were 6?  16? 26?  36? 46? 56? 66? 76? etc.

How has the schedule in your parish changed in the time you have been an Episcopalian? How have these changes contributed to or complicated the faith life of your community?

Are there other changes in the life of your congregation that you value? that confuse you? that you mourn?

How do “new” things, events, ideas, books, songs, words, …etc. contribute to or further complicate your faith? your ministry? your worldview?

How do “old” things, events, ideas, books, songs, words, etc. contribute to or further complicate your faith? your ministry? your worldview?

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Falling into the Generation Gap V

The newest installment in our series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Use them to start a conversation with someone in another generation!

In what situation(s) did you first become aware that something that used to be not okay, bad, wrong, rare and illegal has become okay, good, right, common and legal?

And, in what situation(s) did you first become aware that something that used to be – okay, good, common, right, or legal — has now become not okay, bad, wrong, rare, and or illegal?

Examples: Women’s Roles, Segregation, Smoking etiquette, recycling, homosexuality, etc.

How did you feel? what did you think? What did you learn from these awarenesses?

How do these kinds of change contribute to your faith? ministry? worldview?

How do these kinds of changes challenge your faith? ministry? worldview?

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Falling into the Generation Gap IV

The newest installment in our series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Use them to start a conversation with someone in another generation!

When have you had no clue what someone from another generation was talking about? Was that person younger or older? How did you feel?

When have been pretty sure that a person from another generation had no idea what you were talking about? How do you handle that?

Who is Lady Gaga and why does it matter if you don’t know? What difference does it make when both of you know who Lady Gaga is?

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Falling into the Generation Gap III

The newest installment in our series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Use them to start a conversation with someone in another generation!

What are the first television shows you remember seeing? Did they have a catch phrase? What messages did the show(s) carry for you?

How have the roles and expectations for women shifted in your lifetime?

Are there things you find funny that seem to fall flat or even offend people of other generations? Are there things that people of other generations find funny that you don’t get or that offend you?

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Falling into the Generation Gap II

Continuing our series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Use them to start a conversation with someone in another generation!

How often and what ways do you keep in contact with those who are closest to you?

When something exciting and important in your life happens, how do your share that with your family and friends? (If you are over 40, how did you do that when you were younger? How, if it has, has this changed?)

Can you actually do two things at once? What happens when you do this? How well do you listen/ pay attention while texting, etc.?

How can you tell if someone is ignoring you? not listening? How does it feel to be ignored or not listened to?

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of face-to-face conversation over email, texting, etc…for you?

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Falling into the Generation Gap

The first in a series of comics illustrating the pitfalls and opportunities of intergenerational communication. Start a conversation with someone in another generation!

Do you have “easy access” to your bishop, e.g. you email the bishop, and he or she replies in person to your email? How do you feel about that? If you don’t, how do you feel about other people who do?

Where do you feel known, trusted, respected in the Church? What contributes to those experiences?

Where don’t you feel known, trusted, respected in the Church? What contributes to those experiences?

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