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Connect and tune-in from afar to Evangelism Matters March 15-17

March 14, 2018
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Congregations, dioceses, groups, and individuals can connect with Evangelism Matters without traveling to Ohio.

Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Evangelism Conference, will be held on March 15-17 for anyone excited to learn about sharing and growing loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with God.

“This year’s Evangelism Matters conference will be the most web-accessible event hosted by the Episcopal Church to-date,” commented Jeremy Tackett, Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist. “As we continue to utilize new digital technologies, we’ll continue to offer broader access to more events, conferences, and the upcoming General Convention. We hope that folks across the church will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the exciting work happening across the Church.”

Hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, OH, Evangelism Matters is a churchwide event co-sponsored by the Episcopal Church’s Evangelism Initiatives Team and Forward Movement.

Evangelism Matters is ideal for congregational discussion, adult forums, youth groups, and other Episcopal gatherings.

Live webcast

Key portions of Evangelism Matters will be live webcast to allow for individual and group viewing during conventions, discussion groups, and local evangelism gatherings. The live, free webcast will be accessible here and it does not require advance registration or password. Those seeking to watch in Spanish may follow the Facebook live feed here.

In addition to live sessions, a daily live webcast will feature interviews with key leaders and participants at Evangelism Matters. Schedule for daily broadcast, and access to the stream, available here.

Sessions slated to be live webcast include:



2 pm -3:30 pm Eastern

Welcome and Panel Discussion moderated by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers


4 pm -5 pm Eastern

Plenary – Mary Parmer, the Rev. Hillary Raining, and Chris Harris


6:30 pm – 8 pm Eastern

Worship and Eucharist, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Preacher and Celebrant



9 am -10:15 am Eastern

Plenary (English) – Episcopal Evangelism 101, Episcopal Evangelism Team

Plenary – Evangelismo 101, the Rev. Nancy Frausto & Dr. Sandra Montes (en Español)


10:45 am -11:45 am Eastern

Plenary, Bishop Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings


12 -12:45 pm Eastern

Workshop – Parish Evangelism: Cultivating an Evangelistic Parish, Canon Carrie Headington and Leslie Stewart

Workshop – Intro to the Beloved Community Story Sharing Campaign, the Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens and a Young Adult Storyweaver

Workshop – Evangelism and Discipleship: Shawn Walmsley


1 pm -1:45 pm Eastern

Workshop – I Love to Tell the Story: What’s Your Good News? The Rev. Canon Susan Snook

Workshop – Going Gently, Listening Deeply, Changing Regularly, Opening Our Hearts: Developing a Sensitive Model of Parish Outreach, the Rev. Dale Grandfield

Workshop – Governance as Evangelism: President Jennings and the Rev. Frank Logue


2 pm -3 pm Eastern

Workshop – Leading Small Groups for Seekers, Mary Schaller

Workshop – Reaching Millennials, the Rev. Ryan Waller and the Rev. Ryan Pollock

Workshop – The Episcopal Asset Map: An Asset Based Approach to Evangelism: Tamara Plummer


3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Eastern

Workshop – Breaking through the noise: Storytelling, communications, and marketing, Jason Merritt and Miriam McKenney

Workshop – Creating Third Spaces as Evangelistic Hubs, the Rev. Jonathan Myers and the Rev. Eliacin Rosario-Cruz

Workshop – Evangelism for Shy People: the Rev. Frank Logue


5 pm – 6 pm Eastern

Plenary – Bible Study, the Rev. Marcus Halley



9 am -10:15 am Eastern

Workshop – Digital Matters: Evangelism in the 21st Century Public Square, Jeremy Tackett and Chris Sikkema

Workshop – Why Latinos Warrant a Serious Evangelistic Thrust: Waking up to the Evangelistic Potential of the Latinos in the U.S., the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen

Workshop – You Are Mine: Building the foundation for evangelism in being rooted as Christ’s Beloved: The Rev. Dr. Steve Rottgers

10:45 am – Noon Eastern – Closing Plenary – Alex Montes-Vela, the Rev. Frank Logue, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers


Key Links

Evangelism Matters

Episcopal Church Evangelism Initiatives  

Episcopal Church

Forward Movement


For more information, contact Sarah Alphin at Sarah Alphin  or 212-7166102