[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Save the dates for Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church evangelism conference on Nov.18-19 in Dallas, Texas, for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith.
This innovative church-wide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Office, and is hosted by the Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, where the activities will be held.
“Evangelism Matters is an exciting venture which will allow Episcopalians to share, learn and grow our capacity for evangelism,” commented the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s canon for evangelism and reconciliation. “People often speak as if Episcopalians don’t ‘do’ evangelism, and that’s just not true. We’re serious about sharing good news and growing new relationships everywhere.”
“I am thrilled that Forward Movement will be working closely with the Presiding Bishop’s office to host a church-wide gathering focused on evangelism,” noted the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement. “As we all seek to live out the Jesus Movement, this gathering focused on evangelism will inspire attendees to share the Good News and provide specific resources to help them in their work.”
A planning group led by Carrie Boren Headington, missioner for evangelism in the Diocese of Dallas, and Anne Rudacille Schmidt of the Diocese of Dallas have been hard at work shaping the gathering and the speakers.
Among the planned activities are an address by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, plus plenary sessions and workshops by evangelism leaders. A portion of the Nov. 19 (Saturday) events will be live webcast to allow for individual and group viewing during conventions, discussion groups and local evangelism gatherings.
Schedule, registration and other details will be announced in June.