Guest Blog from The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation
Lots of Episcopalians get skittish the moment they hear the “E” word. Let’s imagine evangelism that is true to the bold, generous and hopeful spirit of the Jesus Movement. Evangelism that welcomes people into a loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Evangelism that first listens for what God is doing in our lives and in the world … and then celebrates and shares it.
Episcopal Evangelism Initiatives represent the many ways we celebrate and share the good news of Jesus’ life and love with everyone everywhere. First, by sharing stories that energize and inspire Episcopalians. Then, by spreading resources that equip regular Episcopalians and churches to become evangelists and storytellers in daily life. Finally, by sharing good news with people beyond the Episcopal fold via new ministries and digital evangelism. Share your thoughts and experiences.
Ask for what you need. Join the Movement. More information and free resources for parishes and individuals can be found HERE.