House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church

General Convention

Every three years, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meets to consider the legislative business of the church. The General Convention, which includes the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, is the primary governing and legislative body of the church. Between conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees, commissions, agencies and boards. The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.

Report of the House of Deputies Study Committee on the Rules of Order

La versión en español del proyecto de Reglas de Orden es aquí: Las Reglas de Orden en español December 10, 2014 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: The House of Deputies Study Committee on the Rules of Order was appointed by President Jennings following the 77th General Convention. Her goal in appointing the committee was to…
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Informe de la Cámara de Diputados Comité de Estudio sobre las Reglas de Orden

Estimados diputados y suplentes: La presidente Jennings nombró el Comité de estudio sobre las Reglas de Orden de la Cámara de Diputados después de la 77ª. Convención General. Su objetivo al designar el comité era emprender una revisión y actualización completa de las Reglas de orden que rigen las actividades legislativas en la Cámara de…
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Restructuring for General Convention: A Letter from President Jennings

October 22, 2014 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: In just eight months, we’ll begin gathering for the 78th General Convention. I’m eager to see all of you in Salt Lake City, and as our time together approaches, I plan to write to you periodically to update you about what to expect in the House of…
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Una Carta del Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y la Obispa Presidente

Utilice el enlace que aparece para leer una carta importante de la Obispa Presidente y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, comités legislativos de la 78a Conventión General, y las Cinco Marcas de la Misión: Apoyo a la Misión y Asociación para la Misión. Leer la carta aquí.

Five Marks of Mission: Supporting Mission and Partnership for Mission

Legislative Committees in support of Mark 1: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom Congregational Vitality Evangelism & Communications World Mission Legislative Committees in support of Mark 2: To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers Congregational Vitality Formation & Education for Ministry Prayer Book, Liturgy & Music Legislative Committees in support of Mark 3:…
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78th General Convention Legislative Committees

1. Dispatch of Business Proposes the agenda for its house and determines the calendar of the day, proposes special orders of business, and schedules elections. (Each house has its own committee.) 2. Certification of Minutes Reviews the minutes of the previous legislative day, corrects the minutes and reports on their completion to the house. (Each…
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Letter on 2015 General Convention Legislative Committees

On July 8, 2014, the General Convention Office sent a letter from House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to bishops and deputies naming the legislative committees for the 2015 General Convention: Dear Deputies and Bishops, A year from now, we will gather in Salt Lake City for the…
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Summary of Actions

On August 10, 2012, the General Convention Office released the Summary of Actions of the 77th General Convention. In his introductory letter, Executive Officer and Secretary of General Convention Gregory Straub wrote: The 77th General Convention considered 411 pieces of legislation:  167 came from our Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards (A Resolutions); 29 Resolutions came…
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78th General Convention

The 78th General Convention will be held June 25-July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are focusing on efforts to make GC 2015 as paperless as possible, and to reduce reliance on paper copies and improve legislative efficiencies. Learn more. El…
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