Episcopal Evangelism 101
Regional Training Event in the Diocese of Rochester, open to all
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Bath, NY will host a regional workshop on May 8 and 9 to teach Episcopalians how to be evangelists in their communities.
“Evangelism is a loaded word for many Episcopalians because we don’t want others to view us as intolerant or judgmental,” said John Clinton Bradley, facilitator of the Grow Team at St. Thomas. “Evangelism is really about listening to the spiritual journeys of others—and sharing our own—so that we can draw closer to each other and God.”
Episcopal Evangelism 101 is a not-so-basic training designed to introduce a fresh, humble, effective, and Episcopal approach to the spiritual practice of evangelism. It builds on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s teaching about The Jesus Movement and The Way of Love.
This event is for all clergy and laity who want to learn how to discuss faith with others appropriately and respectfully. It will be led by Jerusalem Greer, The Episcopal Church’s Staff Officer for Evangelism, and other members of the Episcopal Evangelism Team.
Episcopal Evangelism 101 begins with a dinner and leaders’ session on Friday evening, May 8. It continues with a plenary session on Saturday morning, May 9, and concludes with breakout workshops on Saturday afternoon. Three different workshops will be offered.
The event costs $51.75 per person for those attending both the Friday and Saturday sessions and $26.03 per person for those attending the Saturday sessions only. The registration fee includes all meals. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.
Episcopal Evangelism 101 will be held at beautiful St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in the historic Village of Bath, New York. Bath is conveniently located at Exit 38 of Interstate 86. The parish has a large parking lot. All areas of the building used during the event are wheelchair accessible.
To learn more and to register, visit www.stthomasbath.org/evangelism-101.