EES News

Will You? A Lenten Small Group Study

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 »

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 »

Caminemos con María

As a first generation immigrant to the United States, the Rev. Yuri Rodriguez has experienced finding her way in an alien land, sustained by her faith. She believes that the stories of Latinas – their gifts, their struggles, their liberation – are stories of Jesus incarnate in the lives of the most vulnerable. As an … 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 »

#HarlemPresente

David Patiño is inspired by liberation theology to build a justice- and healing-grounded kindom. He is leading an evangelism campaign in the Latino/Hispanic community surrounding St. Mary’s, Harlem. His work involves leadership building, pastoral care, prayer and worship, and storytelling. To date he has held many 1:1 conversations with members of St. Mary’s and with … 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 »