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Contemplative Evangelism

He was trained in Zen Buddhism and met with Christian ministry leaders in Japan, and developed a new model for area ministry in the Diocese of California. His travesl also included St. Benedict’s monastery, St. Benedict’s retreat house and the Contemplative Outreach Center in Denver.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

He produced a musical set in an emergency room, after the son of a local preacher goes on a shooting rampage at a local convenience store. It premiered in NYC in 2012, exploring the faithful response when bad things happen to good people.

Meditative Prayer

She presented a workshop on labyrinths at St. Mark’s, San Marcos. She also created bi-lingual prayer cards and signage to draw the community to the labyrinth.

Exploring Emergent Communities

He visited three emergent communities to learn their stories and their systems, offered a workshop at the Seminarian Leadership Conference and at BDS, and led reading course at BDS.

Evangelism in Episcopal Schools

Bassett spent a day shadowing Mr. William W. Taylor, President of St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN. An active lay Episcopalian and successful educator, Mr. Taylor shared insight to his vocation. Basset, a published writer, produced an article profiling Taylor’s understanding of ministry and evangelism in the context of educational leadership. The article will … Read More »

Reynolds Price and Mercy

He researched the theme of mercy in the writings of Reynolds Price, and led a small group breakout session at the Mockingbird conference in NYC in April 2014. In addition, he wrote an article on his summer CPE experience in Charlottesville that was accepted by Commonweal magazine.

Holy Lingering

He established a pilgrimage center in Santiago, Spain for “Holy Lingering.” His reflected on “the nexus between pilgrimage and hospitality,” which he applies to the mission of the church in twenty-first century evangelism: providing hospitality to non-traditional seekers, and serving as companion to them when they face thresholds with the Holy.

Exploring Emergent Communities

She visited several emergent communities including the Crossing in Boston, Church of the Apostles in Seattle, Moot in London, and Grace in Ealing, UK. She prepared a resource booklet on emergent worship and co-led a “Fridays at the Seminary” for area clergy.

Community Organizing and Evangelism

He explored evangelism through community organizing by visiting several emergent communities and received training in community organizing. He co-led a “Fridays at the Seminary” for area clergy and developed a resource for use by others.