By Esau McCaulley
GAFCON 2018 will include the first gathering of the “GAFCON synod.” GAFCON has previously been led by a primatial council consisting of the leaders of GAFCON provinces with the assistance of a general secretary and his office in London.
The newly created synod will consist of three members from each province and fellowship of GAFCON. A fellowship is a gathering of laity, churches, and/or dioceses in provinces of the Anglican Communion that have not joined GAFCON. Its remit will be to provide a council of advice to the Primates’ Council.
GAFCON also announced the creation of nine networks that will assist joint ministry across its member provinces. These networks include church planting, theological education, bishops’ training, women’s ministry, youth and children, global mission partnerships, intercessory prayer, a lawyers’ task force, and sustainable development.