A video report on activities mounted in the Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands since the launch of the Season of Intentional Discipleship in November 2017 was presented at meetings of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and Primates held in London in September.
Excerpts of the report, which was well-received, are also being circulated across the Anglican Communion.
The report was submitted on the request of the Rev. Canon John Kafwanka, Director for Mission in the Anglican Communion Office, to encourage Dioceses which may be struggling to identify the way forward for their Intentional Discipleship programme. Canon Kafwanka conducted two seminars in Kingston and Montego Bay last November to focus clergy and laity on their role as disciples and in disciple-making; and he also participated in the Diocesan launch of the Season in Mandeville.
Newly-appointed full-time Coordinator for the Season of Intentional Discipleship in the Anglican Communion Office, The Rev. Jolyon Trickey, says a series of publications is now being developed to support efforts across the worldwide Communion. ‘Good news’ stories and related projects are also being compiled for presentation at ACC-17 in April 2019; and the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 2020.
The Season of Intentional Discipleship in this Diocese is being coordinated by the Rev. Douglas Barnes, Director of Christian Education.
The Intentional Discipleship initiative follows a resolution at the last meeting of the Anglican Consultative in Lusaka, Zambia in 2016. The resolution urged members of the Anglican Communion to “produce resources to equip and enable the whole church to be effective in making new disciples of Jesus Christ.”
See below the Video Report submitted by the Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands.