EES News

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 »

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 »

God of the Prisoners ’22

Leer en Español 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 … 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 »

Prison Evangelism in Burundi

Leer en Español 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: … Read More »

Training Batwa Evangelists in the Diocese of Buye, Burundi

Leer en Español The Rev. Dominique Ciza convened a group of fifteen women and fifteen men from the Batwa tribe for training as evangelists, in the Diocese of Buye in Burundi. Traditionally marginalized and discriminated against, the Batwa represent a minority population. Evangelists from the dominant tribes (Hutu and Tutsi) have not been successful in … Read More »

Virus, Violence and Narrative Ministry

Leer en Español Linda Aristondo was inspired to capture the narratives of marginalized persons and their response to the injustices experienced through COVID-19 and expressed through the Black Lives Matter movement in Harlem. She used grant funding to engage a videographer, and they conducted dozens of interviews with food pantry clients, shelter residents, people experiencing … Read More »

Women Evangelists

The Rev. Charles Chiutula discerned that women in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Malawi were not participating as leaders and evangelists in the mission of the church, both because of cultural expectations and the absence of a platform for their ministry. He used EES grant funds to hold a five-day training for 40 women from … Read More »

Youth Empowerment Through Evangelism

The Rev. Laban Agisa (right) brought together his training as an evangelist in the Church Army Africa, his experience with youth ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Nairobi, Kenya, and his training at the School of Theology, University of the South to plan and implement a training for youth evangelists. It was held at the … Read More »