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Evangelism Initiatives By The Episcopal Church – April 2021

Mar 30, 2021

Evangelism Matters

Launching on April 12, we at Evangelism Matters are inviting you to turn off the Zoom screen and “tune in” for an audioconference featuring podcast-style talks on the opportunities and challenges of evangelism today. This free audioconference was designed to intentionally flip the conference format inside-out and offer an innovative approach to sharing, learning, and growing the ministry of evangelism among Episcopalians.

“We know people are suffering from ‘Zoom fatigue,’” said Lydia Bucklin, canon to the ordinary for Discipleship & Vitality in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan and member of the Evangelism Matters design team. “It’s great to give people the option to physically move while listening: walking the dog, doing the laundry, driving their car. They can learn, interact, and reflect when and where it’s best.”

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.

In addition to the Podcast episodes, those who register will also receive invitations to live Zoom Coffee Hour Conversations with the presenters. Additionally, there will be three episodes and two coffee hours offered in Spanish.

To see the full list of presenters and to register in English or Spanish, click the REGISTER button below. Please share this information with anyone you think would enjoy or benefit from these resources.

With much hope,

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“There are no second-class citizens in the household of God. Religious authority comes with baptism, and it is nurtured by prayer, worship, bible study, life together” – Verna J. Dozier

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The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community by Stephanie Spellers

Congratulations to Canon Stephanie Spellers on her new book!

We are grateful that Canon Stephanie is one of the speakers for Evangelism Matters, and we look forward to the robust study guide that will be joining her book soon. If you are looking for some Good News about where Jesus can be found in the narrative of decline, this is the book for you.


Bible Love Podcast

Bible Love is an Episcopal-based conversational podcast about scripture. Hosts Mary Balfour Dunlap of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood, S.C. and Alan Bentrup of the diocesan staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina discuss passages of scripture, starting at Genesis 1 and moving forward. These episodes are a great way to practice LEARN on the Way of Love, helping us to connect and share scripture in a new way.

Additional Resources

The Good News of Lament
Neighborhood Prayer Walks
Embracing Evangelism Digital Series
Tell Me Something Good
Building an Intentional Small Group Ministry

This was originally shared in The Episcopal Church’s April Evangelism Newsletter. We invite you to subscribe to The Episcopal Church’s monthly newsletter to receive prayers, resources, news about upcoming events, and more. View past issues of the newsletter and join the mailing list here.