EES News

De-Colonizing Evangelism

The EES Board recently participated in an extended reflection on the nature of evangelism, led by Board member the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. Our context was Canon Spellers’ new book, The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community.  In it, she explores how decline in the Episcopal Church has led to … Read More »

EES and the Witness for Racial Justice

I’m excited to announce the most significant reform in Evangelism for the 21st Century grants in their history. EES is making the witness for racial justice the priority of our work. Evangelism is sharing the Good News of God’s restorative work in Jesus Christ, and there are many authentic expressions of it. We believe that, … Read More »

An Evangelist – In Spite of Myself

a reflection by The Very Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph. D. I am one of those Episcopalians suffering from a life-long allergy to the word “evangelism.”  This may well be because I bear the scars of several years of ministry in a troubled diocese where the word “evangelical,” like the word “orthodox,” was wielded like a verbal … Read More »

Curating Evangelism

a reflection by The Rev. Jimmy Bartz I feel like our board work with the Episcopal Evangelism Society is a bit like an archeological dig. Board members travel from across the country. We are clergy and lay leaders committed to the work of sharing God’s love and empowering other to do the same. We begin … Read More »