EES News

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 »

Zero Tolerance

The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Rosen co-curated the exhibit “Zero Tolerance” with her spouse, Dr. Aaron Rosen, in Billings, Montana. Intended to foster a powerful and inspiring image of Christian social engagement on behalf of the disenfranchised outsider in American society, the Rosens used grant funds to commission the exhibit by the artist Michael Takeo Magruder. … Read More »

Wheels Within Wheels

Jeanne Kaliszewski is developing a bicycle-based ministry out of St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. She attended Bexley Seabury’s Learning from London course in January ’18, where she was inspired by examples of contextual new ministries in the Fresh Expressions movement and learned to adopt a missional (versus attractional) model of 21st … Read More »

Lectio Musica

Matthew David Morris launched Lectio Musica, a weekly, lectionary-based podcast with scripture and original music, for Ordinary Time ‘18 (May 21st). His grant work includes writing and recording one original song for each week, as well as recording the intro and outro music and the scripture readings. The podcast explores the spiritual practice of writing songs from to scripture, … 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 »

Stations of the Cross DC: A Pilgrimage for Art Lovers

Sarah Stonesifer  worked with a team of curators to develop and offer a public stations of the cross in Washington, DC. It was launched for Lent ’17, and participants experienced the stations as a tour by downloading maps and podcasts from the website. The exhibit also offered prayer services, lectures, performances, and other events across Washington, … Read More »

Faithfully Today

The Rev. Serena Sides developed “Faithfully Today,” a simple social media resource of weekday prayer and inspiration for busy Christian parents. The program is intended to strengthen their relationships with God and prepare them to respond to their children’s faith questions. A successful Advent ’16 pilot led to some design changes for Lent ’17. The … 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 »

Table on the Green

Zack Nyein has been involved with the leadership of Table on the Green, a new community from Trinity on the Green, New Haven, that meets on a weeknight and attracts a diverse congregation. In partnership with other student leaders, congregational leaders and area clergy, he has used the EES grant to work for long-term sustainability for the program. … Read More »