Register now for Evangelism Matters Pre-Conference at the Rooted in Jesus Conference

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Nov 12, 2019

Registration is open for the Evangelism Matters pre-conference on January 21, 2020, part of the Rooted in Jesus Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, January 21-24, 2020. This pre-conference is an opportunity for those who identify as Evangelists to dive deeper into this apostolic ministry and connect with people who share a mutual deep commitment to Episcopal Evangelism.

During the Evangelism Matters pre-conference, participants will explore and share their working understanding of Episcopal Evangelism and its implications. They will practice core habits of evangelism, including what it means to practice holy curiosity, leading with gratitude, and following where we are led. Evangelists will also develop natural networks for continued encouragement, practice, and development of habits of evangelism, equipping participants more fully as leaders of this important ministry in local communities.

Call for Submissions:
To facilitate the desire to learn from one another, there will be 16 slots for 20×20 Presentations from attendees. A 20×20 Presentation includes 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide for a maximum of 6 minutes, 20 seconds for the presentation. Presentations must pertain to one of the following topics: Seek, Name, Celebrate; Innovative Evangelism; What Does Good News Sound Like?; Making the Ask; Why Evangelize?; and Lessons Learned in the Field. To submit a 20×20 Presentation, please fill out this formSubmissions are due December 11, 2019.

Leaders and speakers for the Evangelism Matters pre-conference include:
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care; Jerusalem Greer, Episcopal Church staff officer for evangelism; The Rev. Dr. David Gortner, principal, Thriving in Ministry Initiative at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, author of Transforming Evangelism; Carrie Headington Canon Evangelist, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and founder, the Good News Initiative; The Rev. Nancy Frausto, associate rector, St. Luke’s Long Beach, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; The Rev. Grant Mansfield, assistant rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia; Lydia Bucklin, Canon to the Ordinary for Discipleship and Vitality, Episcopal Diocese Northern Michigan; Lisa Brown, director, Digital Ministry for Membership Vision, Ventura, California; The Rev. Bryan Spoon, pediatric chaplain, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri; The Rev. Elisabeth Sinclair, associate priest, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City Missouri; Billy Boyce, co-chair, Diocese of Massachusetts Evangelism Network; Sandy Milien, missioner for Community Engagement and assistant to the Bishop, Diocese of Bethlehem; and more.

Note: Pre-conference attendance requires being registered for both the main Rooted in Jesus conference and your selected pre-conference.

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