EES News

“following The Way” Spiritual Types Indicator

The Rev. Rich Nelson brought vast experience of ministry with youth and young adults to his study at VTS. As a priest, curriculum writer, and spiritual director he longed for better resources for discipleship and evangelism. So he developed following The Way, an online resource that helps center participants in Jesus’ Way of Love by … Read More »

Catacombs

The Rev. Michael Tigner has launched a new community, Catacombs, in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The community meets on Wednesday evenings, in space provided by the Church of St. Edward in Whitehall, OH. There is a monthly Eucharist, and other weekly gatherings feature local artists and musicians. Tigner cites flexibility, to adapt to the … Read More »

Suicide and Urgency of Evangelism in Malawi

Leer en Español There is a surge in attempted suicide in the Mangochi district of the Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi, and the church marginalizes those who die by suicide, those who attempt it, and their grieving families. The Rev. Canon Will Madi dreamed of restoring life, hope and the love of God through … Read More »

Out of the Gates

Leer en Español The Rev. Dr. Joy Blaylock, Dean of the School for Ministry in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, dreamed of supporting lay graduates of the program by hiring a mentor to coach cohort gatherings in evangelism, and to plan evangelism initiatives. The work was led by the Rev. Lydia Johnson, Canon … Read More »

Evangelism Through Community Farming

Leer en Español The Rev. Harris Woart is Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Balia, Bong County, Liberia. The community is poor and subsists on farming palm trees for oil. Woart dreamed of seeing Christians sharing their life stories with other farmers to demonstrate how their faith has given them hope. He used grant … Read More »

Evangelism and Formation Through an African Descent Perspective

A professional educator, Audra Ryes dreams of sharing Christian faith with people of color through lessons and stories that affirm the participation of African descent in Anglican history. She participated in a cross-cultural immersion experience in the Diocese of Southern Malawi, led by her professor the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga. The trip was funded in … Read More »

God of the Prisoners (Training of Trainers) ’23

Leer en Español The Rev. John Ng’oma, of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, used grant funding during the summer of ’22 to train an interdenominational group of prison chaplains in best practices for approaching and counseling prisoners and sharing God’s word with them. The success of the program led him to envision expanding it … Read More »

Listen, Learn and Love

Leer en Español The Rev. Deacon Claire Mis worked for two years to prepare a team and lead a mission trip from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, NY (Long Island) to the US-Mexican border in the Diocese of Arizona. She established relationships with the Rev. David Chavez, Canon for Border Ministries in the Diocese … Read More »

Will You? A Lenten Small Group Study

Leer en Español 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. McGriff offered … Read More »

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 »