1/29/2012

The Episcopal Church has Missionaries

But then you know that. Still it is good to be reminded of that.


At an otherwise ordinary meeting of the world mission committee of Executive Council we had a chance to hear from a returned "Young Adult Service Corps" volunteer who served in the Diocese of the Northern Philippines and her fiancée who has worked in Navaholand. Melanie Jianakoplos and Chris Slane came and shared something of Melanie's experience in the Philippines. You can read all about her work and experience on her blog melaniespineapplediaries.blogspot.com


Both Melanie and Chris are engaging and dynamic young adults, articulate and committed.







There are currently 48 missionaries named by The Episcopal Church. Additionally there are many more serving through parishes and dioceses throughout the church in a wide variety of places all over the world. Some of those work through other agencies, some work independently.


But the fact is, this church has missionaries. It is good to remember.

2 comments:

  1. Numbers Nerd29/1/12 9:56 PM

    45 offical missionaries per approximately 2 million members. In contrast, the Southern Baptist has 5,444 missionaries. The SBC has about 8 times the membership of the TEC but 120 times the number of missionaries.

    Another way to say this, it that the TEC has 1 missionary for every 44,000 members whereas the SBC has 1 missionary for every 3,000 members.

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  2. So . . . the Southern Baptists have to try harder? I'm not surprised.

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