EES News

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 »

Press Play With God: Video Game Chaplaincy

Nelson Mendoza  is developing an online pastoral presence with video gamers on the platform Mixer. He holds regular office hours, wearing his collar, and converses with players and takes prayer requests. He originally intended to reinforce his presence in-person at two gamer conferences in Texas; he attended one but the second was cancelled due to the … Read More »

Mindfulness for Mamas

“Mindfulness for Mamas”  is an emergent Christian community that seeks to embody Christ’s love for those seeking connection in the Jackson, WY area. They developed a successful pilot with support from St. John’s Episcopal Church, and will expand and deepen their reach in Jackson, WY through a website, coaching, and childcare and site rental for gatherings. … Read More »

Leveraging Chaplaincy Skills for Congregational Evangelism

Sam Sheridan and Stacy Williams-Duncan are developing resources in the form of podcasts, videos, and printable material designed for congregations to learn from the pastoral and evangelical insights of Episcopal chaplains. A website is under development to make the resources widely available.

Creative Arts Project @AllSoulsChurchHarlem

Lisha Epperson coordinated a five-week children’s arts program at All Souls Episcopal Church in Harlem, in partnership with the Church of the Heavenly Rest. For the second year of the program, she used grant money to hire teaching artists and performers, which provided a level of consistency to the program and support for the volunteers. … Read More »

Evangelism at Burning Man

Alex Leach participated in a team of leaders to bear witness to the Holy Love they experience at Burning Man, by offering worship and spiritually-based conversation, and to share what they learned about ministry with the Spiritual But Not Religious with the wider church. All the team members were experienced Burners, and they credit their full … Read More »

Evangelism Through Indigenization of Liturgy

The Rev. Julius Chunga convened a group of native Chitumbuka language speakers in the Anglican Diocese of Northern Malawi, to translate the liturgy into the language that is spoken by the majority of Christians in the diocese. The clergy/lay group worked for ten days in a format that included worship, small group discussion, and sharing. … Read More »

Co-existence Between Christians and Muslims Through Evangelism

The Rev. Charles Chiutula recruited and trained a group of evangelists from twelve churches in Jali Parish, in the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire in Malawi. The emphasis of the training was on prayerful preparation, following the model of Jesus, on using non-combative language in ministry, and on preparation for preaching. Following the training, two … Read More »

Encounters

Nate Anderson is developing the “Encounters” project, a retreat-format program to teach Episcopalians how to craft and then relate to five-minute narratives about seeing God’s power and presence in their lives. To date he has created a training document,  “God’s Story, Your Life,” and conducted a trial program at All Saints, Princeton. 

Gathering Around Our Table: Breaking Bread, Building Relationships

With the goal of exploring evangelism through the dinner worship experience, Cate Anthony planned and led an experience of ecumenical hospitality at her internship site, Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT. Her work included extensive communication among other local parishes, research and development of a table liturgy, and conducting storytelling training workshops for members of the … Read More »