VTS, in partnership with the Episcopal Church’s Offices of Evangelism and Reconciliation, is offering its second Evangelism Boot Camp! This intensive training conference runs from May 31st through June 2nd, 2018. We welcome individuals and teams from congregations and dioceses who want to develop skills and practices of evangelism that is natural, rooted in relationship and person-to-person interest, and profoundly spiritual.
Professor David Gortner, Canon Stephanie Spellers, and other leaders team up to focus on building strong habits for “Episcopal evangelism: Seeking, naming, and celebrating God’s goodness in stories from our lives and others’ lives, and inviting people to MORE.” The team will lead groups into neighborhoods in DC and northern Virginia to meet and interact with people. And the team will take participants even further by building basic skills for church planting, community engagement, faith and witness in the public square, and evangelism through social media.
People who attended the first Boot Camp at VTS six years ago left changed, with new skills and attitudes for evangelism as a life-giving spiritual practice. With new partnerships and stronger interest across the Episcopal Church, this new Boot Camp will go even deeper, starting with deliberate practice of person-to-person listening and learning to speak the Christian story from our own lives.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!
How do you become an evangelizing community? Practice, practice, practice!
So, come yourself or, better yet, bring a team. Let evangelism become part of your natural life. For more information, registration details, and pricing Visit ebcvts2018.eventbrite.com to register and to get more information. If you have questions, contact the Rev. Jon Musser at [email protected].