Missionaries Sent by Christ
Today’s d365 devotional, written by Neil Myer, focuses on the transformation that happens during mission experiences.
Commissioning services at the start of the journey both ritualize the transformative process and reinforce the participation of the entire community.
The Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual, now in draft form, embraces the importance of commissioning and offers several sample services from Episcopal communities and organizations.
As you prepare for mission this summer, how is your community blessing and sending your missionaries? Have you written a particular service or prayer of commissioning?
Please share your original work in the comments if you are open to other communities adopting (and adapting) your work for use in their context.