EES News

Grace African Christian Connection Missional Community

The Rev. Mtipe Koggani, who is from Tanzania, envisioned launching a worshipping community of African diaspora Christians in St. Louis. With strong diocesan support, including meeting space, he has been working to develop a leadership team and to conduct a community needs assessment. He received has received invaluable coaching through the Episcopal Church’s church planting … Read More »

God of the Prisoners

The Rev. John Ng’oma, of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, envisioned training an interdenominational group of prison chaplains in best practices for approaching and counseling prisoners and sharing God’s word with them. He held the training during the Summer of 2022, and reports that it was successful in attendance, in engagement of the participants, … Read More »

Encountering the Spirit in Agrarian Ministries

Sarah Mast (SSW ‘23) and spouse Greg Mast dream of leading an affirming, land-based liturgical community. They used grant funds to visit seven faith-based agrarian communities during summer ’22: Good Courage Farm in Hutchinson, MN; Plainsong Farm in Rockford, MI; Bellweather Farm in Wakeman, OH; Adamah Farm in Falls Village, CT; Mission Farm in Killington, … Read More »

Holy Play: Meeting God in Musical Improv

Will Parker believes that evangelism is relational. He has used grant funding to convene a musical improv group, with the specific purpose of connecting what they are doing as artists to what they are called to do as Christians. His dream for the project is two-fold: that the members of the troupe will experience personal … Read More »

Standing Firm With Faith, Hope and Love in Time of Crisis

The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji was inspired by the widespread fear of vaccination, and the prevalence of mis-information, about COVID-19 in his home Niassa province of Mozambique. He dreamt of empowering church leaders to recognize themselves as the Body of Christ, to support one another, and to reflect God’s concern for all people, especially the most … Read More »

Cross Roads

The Rev. Marcia Sadberry is developing a bicycle ministry that uses discovery rides to build community  between church members and those beyond the church community. She hosted a well-attended pilot ride on Good Friday ‘21, which was repeated as a Stations of the Cross ride on Good Friday ’22. She has a core group of … Read More »

Using Social Media as a Tool for Evangelism in Lichinga, Mozambique

The Rev. Shadreck Kwagwanji convened a workshop to train church leaders to livestream and/or post recorded worhip services, to distribute educational materials and to convene small groups. The training was successful and the participants were enthusiastic; however, many clergy in his Diocese cannot afford smartphones. Some were able to borrow phones to implement what they … Read More »

Prison Evangelism in Burundi

The Rev. Simion Kinono trained eight women and eight men to be catechists in prisons in Burundi. The training used a pedagogical method of teaching and small group discussion; the discussion groups were organized by gender and an experienced woman priest led the women’s discussion. The topics offered in the training included: The Biblical foundations … Read More »