Evangelism is the spiritual practice of seeking, naming, and celebrating Jesus' loving presence in the stories of all people -- and sharing that practice with others. Evangelism is not a burden or a chore. It is the great gift of being able to give and receive grace and hope and truth from everyone we meet. It is God reaching right down into our lives to find us and help us find each other.
Evangelism Matters 2021:
The Discipline of Hope
Bishop Deon Johnson is one of the many presenters at this annual conference hosted by The Episcopal Church.
Join us for this free, innovative, digital experience for those seeking to share, learn, and grow their own and the Church’s capacity and passion for evangelism.
This spring’s Evangelism Matters conference invites you to turn off your computer screen and “tune in” for an audioconference, featuring podcast-style talks on the opportunities and challenges of evangelism today.
Podcast episodes will feature speakers including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Bishop Robert Wright of Atlanta, Dr. Lisa Kimball of Virginia Theological Seminary, the Rev. Bao Moua of Holy Apostles Church in St. Paul, Minn., Miriam McKenney and Scott Gunn of Forward Movement, and many more. Learn more about our speakers.
Starting April 12, all sessions of Evangelism Matters 2021: The Discipline of Hope, will be live and available for listening.
Upon registration, you will receive a link to subscribe to our podcast feed and an invitation to six Zoom coffee hours in April and May, featuring Evangelism Matters 2021 presenters. To listen to each session, you will need to have access to a podcasting app like Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2021
The goal of community listening is to create a mutual community ministry. The Rev. Canon Whitney Rice led a workshop on this topic (February, 2021) and is available to lead similar workshops to help you develop community listening strategies for your congregation.
- Download highlighted information about community listening.
- Watch a recording of the Feb. '21 community listening workshop.
Evangelism with Integrity
How do we practice evangelism with spiritual integrity, out of our values and identity? We build spiritual intimacy with one another. We go to the deep places of life and explore how we find and struggle to find God there.
The Rev. Canon Whitney Rice leads our evangelism and discipleship development initiatives for the diocese. Canon Whitney offers educational and spiritual programs throughout the year and has authored the curriculum "Evangelism with Integrity," which is available to download:
- Evangelism with Integrity - Teaching Guide
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 1
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 2
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 3
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 4
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 5
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 6
- Evangelism with Integrity - video 7
Evangelism programs from the Episcopal Church