Evangelism

Why Evangelism? 

Evangelism is sharing good news!  It is announcing, proclaiming, preaching, and demonstrating the Good News of Jesus Christ and inviting people to respond.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says, “Evangelism is not about building bigger churches. It is about building a better world.”  We believe that when we experience God in our own lives, it naturally flows over wherever we go.   

Sometimes, evangelism is viewed with suspicion.  Part of our goal, as the community of faith, is to help break the stigma associated with sharing this Good News.  And our goal as the Evangelism Committee is to make it feel easier…more natural…life-giving…life-changing.

So what?  

We are on a mission for God!  We want to enable evangelism on three levels:  in the church, for the people, to the world, by helping us all be transformed to see God’s action at work in our lives and in the our world.  Once we meet Jesus on the way, we can’t help but respond!  That is the invitation to us all. 

Hmm…how? 

Together, we can continue the work of Jesus in the world.  We do that in many ways. 

-       Partnerships – Members from the Evangelism Committee will partner with any congregation to look more closely at where God is leading and how to express the Why of how God is at work in and through us all.  We can meet with vestries, committees, or the whole parish to explore all the options.

-       Mentoring – We can do one on one mentoring with anyone who wants a partner in ministry – clergy or lay – and who wants to be able to share the Good News.  Practice makes perfect!

-       Tools – We have gathered and continue to find great resources that your parish can use, everything from letter templates to bulletin inserts to newsletter to ideas about signage and events.  No need to reinvent the wheel!  Mine these tools for ideas that you can customize for your community.

-       Discipleship – We are working on some Big Ideas for how we learn to tell our story (or even see it in our own lives) and then lean into where God is taking us.  Together, we can help outline a program of discipleship that will help members of your faith community not only feel more empowered, but also have the deep desire to share this Good News.

Who? 

Like Samuel heard God call, we are ready and willing to say, Here am I; send me!  Please reach out and contact any of our Committee members: