Evangelism Matters videos now available

Posted Nov 30, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Videos of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, workshops and plenary sessions from Evangelism Matters, along with handouts and additional resources, are now available on-demand here and here.

Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church evangelism conference on Nov. 18-19 in Dallas, Texas, was designed for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. More than 400 people attended the landmark event, which was co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Presiding Bishop’s Office for Evangelism Initiatives, and was hosted by the Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas, where the activities were held.

Videos available for viewing are:

  • Keynote address by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
  • Eucharist: Celebrant Bishop George Sumner of Diocese of Dallas and preacher Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
  • Panel: What Is Evangelism?, with the Rev. Alberto Cutié, Diocese of Southeast Florida; Carrie Boren Headington, Missioner for Evangelism in the Diocese of Dallas; the Rev. Marcus Halley, Diocese of West Missouri; and Mary Parmer, creator of the Invite *Welcome* Connect program in the Diocese of Texas; moderated by the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement.
  • Plenary: Testimony: Sharing the Faith that Is in Us, by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation. www.episcopalchurch.org/evangelism
  • Workshops
    * Cultivating an Evangelistic Church
    Presented by Carrie Boren Headington and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
    * From Visitor to Member in 12 Months
    Presented by the Rev. Chris Girata and Elizabeth Carrière Peeples
    * How the Church Can Reach and Engage Millennials
    Presented by Grant Skeldon
    * Storytelling as Evangelism: How to Connect Our Story with the Never Ending Story
    Presented by Bishop Porter Taylor
    * The Shape of the Jesus Movement: Strategies for Discipleship, Evangelism and Reconciliation
    Presented by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers
    * Made for Evangelism
    Presented by Bishop Andrew Doyle and Bishop Gregory Brewer
  • Various highlight videos
  • Cardboard Testimonies video, with instructions on leading the exercise in your ministry