Evangelism Resources

Episcopal resources for evangelism abound, at the churchwide, diocesan and even congregational level. Here are some links that can help you to form new, faithful relationships with the community where God has called you to share the good news.

Episcopal Evangelism Toolkit
Evangelism Handouts

 

Organizations

Acts 8 Movement
A grassroots effort to proclaim resurrection in the Episcopal Church, with special attention to social media. 
http://www.acts8movement.org/

ChurchNext
Engaging and convenient online learning from Episcopal experts on liturgy, evangelism, discipleship, stewardship and more.
https://www.churchnext.tv/

Digital Storyteller e-Formation Badge
Digital storytelling brings together words, pictures, and sounds in an online video or other digital medium.
http://www.eformationvts.org/badges/digital-storyteller/  

Episcopal Evangelism Society (EES)
Supporting innovative evangelism through grants to seminary students, faculty, and staff, and seeking to meet the Church’s 21st century challenges
http://www.ees1862.org/ 

Forward Movement
Forward Movement has been inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists around the globe since 1935.
http://www.forwardmovement.org

Invite, Welcome, Connect
A ministry of relational evangelism and congregational empowerment allowing churches to become places of genuine connection for inviting the faith journeys and stories of everyone
http://www.invitewelcomeconnect.com/

Sharing Faith Dinners
A simple model for hosting evenings for listening and sharing faith.
http://www.sharingfaithdinners.com/

Readings and Other Resources

The Data Shows: Invite and They Will Come
Nurya Love Parish
http://www.ecfvp.org/posts/the-data-shows-invite-and-they-will-come/

Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices Posts on Evangelism
http://www.ecfvp.org/posts/topics/evangelism

Episcopal Video Network Guide to Video Evangelism
Growing leaders who can engage in faith-based conversations on various digital platforms and mediums.
http://episcopalvideomini.wixsite.com/theguide/introduction

Holy Hospitality: Worship and the Baptismal Covenant
Clayton L. Morris
https://www.churchpublishing.org/products/...

Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making: An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation
Anglican Consultative Council
http://www.anglicancommunion.org/media/220191/intentional-discipleship-and-disciple-making.pdf

It's Harvest Time: Evangelism as Overflow
Carrie Boren Headington 
http://livingchurch.org/covenant/2015/09/09/harvest-evangelism-overflow/

Social Media is a Tool for Evangelism
Meredith Gould
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/video/meredith-gould-social-media-tool-evangelism

Neighborhood Demographic Profiles
Neighborhood demographic profiles for every congregation in The Episcopal Church.
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/evangelisminitiatives/church-demographics

Public Narrative and Story of Self/Us/Now
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/documents/public_narrative_participant_guide.pdf

Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other, and the Spirit of Transformation
Stephanie Spellers
https://www.churchpublishing.org/radicalwelcome

Speaking Faithfully: Communications as Evangelism in a Noisy World
Jim Naughton and Rebecca Wilson
https://www.churchpublishing.org/speakingfaithfully

Speaking Our Faith: Equipping the Next Generations to Tell the Old, Old Story
Kit Carlson
https://www.churchpublishing.org/speakingourfaith

Ten Things Churches Can Learn From Starbucks
Ken Howard 
http://www.ecfvp.org/posts/ten-things-churches-can-learn-from-starbucks/

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
Lesslie Newbigin
http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/0426/the-gospel-in-a-pluralist-society.aspx

The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach
Elaine A. Heath
http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/0426/the-gospel-in-a-pluralist-society.aspx

The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today
Meredith Gould
https://www.churchpublishing.org/products/thewordmadefresh

Transforming Evangelism
David Gortner
https://www.churchpublishing.org/products/transformingevangelism

Unabashedly Episcopalian: Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church
Andrew Doyle  
https://www.churchpublishing.org/unabashedlyepiscopalian

Unearthing My Religion: Real Talk about Real Faith
Mary Gray-Reeves
https://www.churchpublishing.org/unearthingmyreligion

CONTACT:
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers 

Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care