Congregations, dioceses, groups, and individuals can connect with Evangelism Matters without traveling to Ohio.
Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Evangelism Conference, will be held on March 15-17 for anyone excited to learn about sharing and growing loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with God.
“This year’s Evangelism Matters conference will be the most web-accessible event hosted by the Episcopal Church to-date,” commented Jeremy Tackett, Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist. “As we continue to utilize new digital technologies, we’ll continue to offer broader access to more events, conferences, and the upcoming General Convention. We hope that folks across the church will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with the exciting work happening across the Church.”
Evangelism Matters is ideal for congregational discussion, adult forums, youth groups, and other Episcopal gatherings.
Key portions of Evangelism Matters will be live webcast to allow for individual and group viewing during conventions, discussion groups, and local evangelism gatherings. The live, free webcast will be accessible here and it does not require advance registration or password. Those seeking to watch in Spanish may follow the Facebook live feed here.
In addition to live sessions, a daily live webcast will feature interviews with key leaders and participants at Evangelism Matters. Schedule for daily broadcast, and access to the stream, available here.
Sessions slated to be live webcast include:
2 pm -3:30 pm Eastern
Welcome and Panel Discussion moderated by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
4 pm -5 pm Eastern
Plenary – Mary Parmer, the Rev. Hillary Raining, and Chris Harris
6:30 pm - 8 pm Eastern
Worship and Eucharist, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Preacher and Celebrant
9 am -10:15 am Eastern
Plenary (English) – Episcopal Evangelism 101, Episcopal Evangelism Team
Plenary – Evangelismo 101, the Rev. Nancy Frausto & Dr. Sandra Montes (en Español)
10:45 am -11:45 am Eastern
Plenary, Bishop Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings
12 -12:45 pm Eastern
Workshop – Parish Evangelism: Cultivating an Evangelistic Parish, Canon Carrie Headington and Leslie Stewart
Workshop – Intro to the Beloved Community Story Sharing Campaign, the Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens and a Young Adult Storyweaver
Workshop – Evangelism and Discipleship: Shawn Walmsley
1 pm -1:45 pm Eastern
Workshop – I Love to Tell the Story: What’s Your Good News? The Rev. Canon Susan Snook
Workshop – Going Gently, Listening Deeply, Changing Regularly, Opening Our Hearts: Developing a Sensitive Model of Parish Outreach, the Rev. Dale Grandfield
Workshop – Governance as Evangelism: President Jennings and the Rev. Frank Logue
2 pm -3 pm Eastern
Workshop – Leading Small Groups for Seekers, Mary Schaller
Workshop – Reaching Millennials, the Rev. Ryan Waller and the Rev. Ryan Pollock
Workshop – The Episcopal Asset Map: An Asset Based Approach to Evangelism: Tamara Plummer
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Eastern
Workshop – Breaking through the noise: Storytelling, communications, and marketing, Jason Merritt and Miriam McKenney
Workshop – Creating Third Spaces as Evangelistic Hubs, the Rev. Jonathan Myers and the Rev. Eliacin Rosario-Cruz
Workshop – Evangelism for Shy People: the Rev. Frank Logue
5 pm – 6 pm Eastern
Plenary – Bible Study, the Rev. Marcus Halley
9 am -10:15 am Eastern
Workshop – Digital Matters: Evangelism in the 21st Century Public Square, Jeremy Tackett and Chris Sikkema
Workshop – Why Latinos Warrant a Serious Evangelistic Thrust: Waking up to the Evangelistic Potential of the Latinos in the U.S., the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen
Workshop – You Are Mine: Building the foundation for evangelism in being rooted as Christ’s Beloved: The Rev. Dr. Steve Rottgers
10:45 am - Noon Eastern – Closing Plenary – Alex Montes-Vela, the Rev. Frank Logue, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers