EES News

“Media and Ministry” for the Chinese Convocation

Canon Bob Williams partnered with the Li Tim-Oi Center in San Gabriel, CA to offer a workshop on “Media & Ministry” to members of the Chinese Convocation. Participants learned about messaging, websites, social media and crisis management, in order to strengthen their skills of Gospel proclamation using electronic media. There are significant opportunities for evangelism … Read More »

Visual Arts and Spiritual Direction in NYC

She has created a training model for the use of expressive arts in spiritual direction. She will offer it to the Spiritual Direction class at GTS and in other NYC locations.

New Tracts for Our Times

Joseph Wolyniak applied for an Evangelism for the 21st Century grant when his spouse, the Rev. Liz Costello, was a seminarian at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Himself a Ph.D. candidate at Oxford, Wolyniak’s vision for the “New Tracts for Our Times” video series is deeply rooted in scripture and theology yet proclaims the … Read More »

Baptismal Formation

She developed and field tested a retreat curriculum for parents and godparents in the parish setting.

Teaching Sudani in the US

He taught a class on the history of the church in Sudan, from the perspective of evangelism and mission, to members of St. Paul’s Sudanese Mission in Phoenix. The class built on his prior grant work in Sudan and provided him the opportunity to learn from his students, who had lived the latest chapters of … Read More »

Episcopal Disability Network

She updated and re-launched the website for the Episcopal Disability Network, to support ministry by and with persons with disabilities.

Resident Chaplaincy at Sewanee

He lobbied the University of the South to convert the Resident Advisors program to one of Resident Chaplains, and used an E-21 grant to pilot to first year. The Resident Chaplains worked hard for undergraduate acceptance and participation, and administrative support; the program was renewed by the University.

Claiming the Vision

She interviewed some of the chief architects of the baptism rite in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer: Dr. Dan Stevick, Dr. Louis Weil, Dr. Lee Mitchell and the Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold. The interviews were professionally videotaped by Episcopal Church Center staffers, resulting in archived footage available for future research. A parish curriculum on … Read More »

Biblical Typology

Mr. Van Kirk used EES funding to develop a four-week typology curriculum for use in parish adult education: Reading Stories, Reading Christ: The Bible, Typology, and History. The program offers a cohesive treatment of scripture, doctrine and church history and includes video segments and a comprehensive study guide. He has taught and revised the curriculum … Read More »