The Rev. Amanda McGriff envisioned preparing Episcopalians to affirm their Baptismal Covenant with a renewed commitment to evangelism. She wrote Will You? A Lenten Small Group Study, which makes intentional and explicit connections between Baptism, the Eucharist and evangelism based on the five “Will You?” questions of the Baptismal Covenant. The program has been piloted … Read More »
Evangelism to Post-Franco Youth
He studied youth culture in Madrid and developed an evangelism strategy for that population.
Learning from London
He studied church growth in the Diocese of London by meeting with and interviewing leaders of numerous innovative and successful ministries there. He will adapt and share the best practices for evangelism that he discovered both in a book (to be released by Forward Movement in 2015) and at the Consortium for Endowed Episcopal parishes … Read More »
“Women’s Work/Women’s War” Voices from Sudan
The Rev. Wachner’s grant took her to Lui Diocese in Southern Sudan in December ‘08 with a group from the Diocese of Missouri. She interviewed six women leaders – priests, a teacher, an NGO coordinator, and the wife of the Archbishop – who have survived the twenty-one year civil war. Women’s Work / Women’s War: Voices … Read More »
Developing a Theology of Environmental Reconciliation
He developed a profound and comprehensive theory of the orientation, language, practices and community required to bring a reconciliatory Christology to the work of ecological salvation. Subsequent grant work extended this theory into a network that became Church of the Woods, for which he won the Morgan Directors’ Award in 2014.
Evangelism in Episcopal Schools
Bassett spent a day shadowing Mr. William W. Taylor, President of St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN. An active lay Episcopalian and successful educator, Mr. Taylor shared insight to his vocation. Basset, a published writer, produced an article profiling Taylor’s understanding of ministry and evangelism in the context of educational leadership. The article will … Read More »
Reynolds Price and Mercy
He researched the theme of mercy in the writings of Reynolds Price, and led a small group breakout session at the Mockingbird conference in NYC in April 2014. In addition, he wrote an article on his summer CPE experience in Charlottesville that was accepted by Commonweal magazine.