EES News

Encounters

Nate Anderson is developing the “Encounters” project, which will teach Episcopalians at All Saints, Princeton how to craft and then relate to five-minute narratives about seeing God’s power and presence in their lives. To date he has created a training document,  “God’s Story, Your Life,” and planned a trial program within the parish. 

Showing Mercy, Expressing Love Through Evangelism

XXXX The Rev. Laban Agisa will recruit and train evangelists for door-to-door evangelism and revivals in Utawala Parish, Diocese of Nairobi, Kenya. His grant work will be done during the summer of 2019.

Evangelism Training in the Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan

With the goal of transforming the culture from revenge-seeking to forgiving, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Enosa Peni held two four-day workshops in December, 2018. Ninety-eight evangelists were trained in evangelism,contextualization of the Gospel (using Isaiah 65:17-25), and peacebuilding, forgiveness and reconciliation. Participants were taught by the Bishop, the Dean of the Cathedral, and the diocesan … Read More »

Peer Discipleship Initiative for the Youth

The Rev. Chanju Banda held a five-day training for forty youth and ten pastors in July, 2018. The group included representatives from the major Christian denominations in the area. Although he intended to hold one session for the pastors, and then another for the youth, logistics required that he combine the sessions. He believes that … Read More »

Urban, Anglo-Catholic Evangelism

Patrick Burke participated in Bexley Seabury’s Learning from London course in January, 2017. He visited eight different communities that are experimenting with different contextualized fresh expressions of church, and explored the theology behind fresh expressions through lectures and course readings. He then applied what he learned at his field parish, All Saints’, Indianapolis, by building a … Read More »

An Acts 11 Evangelism Model for Chikhwawa Parish

The Rev. Canon Makweya Chanzah has established a new church in the East Bank of the Shire River in Southern Malawi. His grant work included identifying and training lay and ordained leaders and working with them to facilitate a crusade.  The location is of deep historical significance to the Diocese, but is geographically difficult to access. … Read More »

Living Into Our Baptismal Covenant in Response to the TRC Calls to Action: Trusting in the Wisdom of Our Voices, Bodies and Breath; Strengthening Witness and Leadership

Suzanne Ehly made two trips to work with communities of Indigenous and settler Anglicans within the Territory of the People. Her work included listening, learning, building relationships, leading workshops and coaching, to explicitly link their living into the Baptismal Covenant to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. In addition to the ministry of … Read More »

Community Gardening

The Rev. Nandra Perry has enlisted the wider community to build a community garden at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Hearne, Texas. She intended that the garden would be the focal point for various community evangelism efforts, but found that interest in the garden and grounds came less from the neighborhood and more from the youth of … Read More »

Evangelical Witness Through Children’s Camps

Ms. Kathy Evans travelled with her spouse, the Rev. Boyd Evans, to Israel and Palestine for ten weeks during the summer of 2016. They worked at several summer camps in Ramallah, Zabadeh and Nazareth, which gave them a sense of the necessities and limitations of these programs. Combining these experiences  with their US camp experience enabled them to … Read More »

Writing Our Witness

An experienced writer, Bowie Snodgrass planned to lead three poetry, prayer and lyric-writing workshops for young people. Her goal was to encourage them to explore and share their faith, in their own words. The first workshop was for youth, as part of the Creative Arts Camp at Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church. The second was a weekend … Read More »