Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Wednesday was one of the more intense days of the Global Anglican Future Conference. Having spent the previous day gathered together as one group, and listening to a succession of plenary speakers, today's schedule sent the delegates into one of nine separate tracks for a time of more in-depth study and fellowship:
- The Challenge of Islam – led by Bishop Michael Nazir Ali
- The Work of the Holy Spirit – led by Dr. Stephen Noll
- Marriage and Family - led by Dr. John & Ruth Senyonyi
- Children and Youths - Rev Zac Vernon
- Gospel and Culture - Dr. Alfred Olwa
- Being Women of God - Christine Perkin
- Aid and Development - Rev Dennis Tongoi
- Theological Education - Dr Andrew Shead
- Episcopal Ministry - Bishop Wallace Benn
Prior to the conference, delegates had completed an online survey listing their top "mini-conference" preferences, and the organizing team used this feedback to create these smaller groups. Over the course of the day, delegates engaged in three consecutive sessions around their chosen topic. Some of the sessions were structured as lectures, while others required participants to break into small groups for conversation.
The conference was again blessed with beautiful weather making the breaks for lunch and tea a pleasure. The extroverts in the delegation happily continued their conversations, while many of the introverts found parts of the campus to spend some quiet time.
Each mini-conference track includes two more sessions before the end of the week, and delegates from the Anglican Church of North America will be sharing some of their favorite quotes here over the next two days.Pictures of the days events can be seen on Facebook here.