Global Outreach

Holy Land Pilgrimage

What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

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Our Baptismal Covenant (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305) calls on us to “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” That means there is a place for each of us to participate in God’s mission around the world. The Global Mission Commission, formed by the Diocese of Pennsylvania in 2015, is composed of clergy and lay leaders who help to educate, inspire, and support parishes and individuals who seek “to know Christ and to make Christ known in the world by nurturing mutual relationships of Christ-like love, peace, and friendship with all people in our global communities.” They achieve this by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the work being done overseas by members of the diocese and highlight best practices
  • Networking with congregations engaged in similar work in the Anglican communion and by our Ecumenical partners such as Lutherans
  • Promoting models of mission work that are sustainable, empowering, and justice-oriented within the diocesan congregations through advocacy, discernment and prayer
  • Serving, supporting and training congregations to become more outward focused and mission oriented by holding diocesan-wide mission conferences and gatherings
  • Training and supporting mission leaders by offering opportunities for short-term mission trips, pilgrimages and contextual learning

In addition to the work of the Global Mission Commission, Bishop Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez has demonstrated his commitment to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. He currently serves as president of the Compass Rose Society, an international charitable organization supporting the archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry in the global Anglican Communion. Since its founding in 1994, the Compass Rose Society has donated more than $12 million (USD) to support the Communion. At the invitation of the Archbishop of Jerusalem, Bishop Daniel is also the vice chair of a steering committee organized to raise much-needed funds for the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center, which is the church's ministry in Jerusalem for children with disabilities. The importance of global mission is embedded in Bishop Daniel’s vision for the Diocese of Pennsylvania: Know Jesus and change the world.

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At the invitation of the Archbishop of Jerusalem, the Bishop is now the vice chair of a steering committee organized to raise much-needed funds for the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center, which is the church's ministry in Jerusalem for children with disabilities.

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The Compass Rose Society is an international charitable organization supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry in the global Anglican Communion. Bishop Gutiérrez serves as president of the society. ishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, who served as president of the society for six years.

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The diocese's Global Mission Commission (GMC) serves to inspire, educate, and support congregations and individuals within the Diocese to engage in the reconciling work of God in the world.

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