Orientation Materials

for the 79th General Convention

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Deputies & Bishops Introduction


An Introduction to the 79th General Convention for Deputies and Bishops
Una introducción a la 79.ª Convención general para diputados y obispos

This publication is an important reference for deputies and bishops but is also a good source of information for anyone interested in General Convention and our legislative process. 

Esta publicación es una referencia importante para los diputados y obispos, pero también es una buena fuente de información para cualquier persona interesada en la Convención General y nuestro proceso legislativo.


The 79th General Convention Orientation Videos


Introduction – The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Secretary of General Convention


Keynote Welcome – The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop


Keynote Welcome – The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies


History of General Convention – Canon Barlowe


Overview of the two Houses of General Convention, Legislative Committees and Processes, Rules of Order – Bishop Curry and President Jennings


Logistics – Canon Barlowe


Virtual Binder and other technological innovations – Canon Barlowe