Evangelism Initiatives


Lots of Episcopalians get skittish the moment they hear the “E” word. Let’s imagine evangelism that is true to the bold, generous and hopeful spirit of the Jesus Movement. Evangelism that welcomes people into a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Evangelism that first listens for what God is doing in our lives and in the world … and then celebrates and shares it.

Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program

The Local Mission and Ministry Committee of the Executive Council, in collaboration with the Episcopal Church's Evangelism Initiatives Team, is pleased to announce the new Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program. The program – which will fund local and regional evangelism efforts – is designed to grow Episcopal ministries, resources and gatherings that energize the Church to boldly and fearlessly share and celebrate the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Grants Committee will consider proposals for up to $2,000 for an individual congregation and up to $8,000 for multi-church, diocesan, provincial and other regional collaborations. Groups receiving funding are expected to make a significant financial contribution toward the project, as well.

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers 
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation