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Evangelism

Evangelism is the act of sharing the story of Jesus’s good news in our lives, our congregations, and in the world around us. Christians throughout history have believed that God changes lives. The word “metanoia” is used in Scripture to mean a complete change of mind, heart, or way of life in response to what God has done. Here you will find resources to assist you and your community in sharing the good news.

To find a brief tutorial for sharing your good news story click here.

To find out more about EDSD’s lay licensed evangelist process click here.

To read EDSD articles on evangelism click here.

To find EDSD resources for community engagement click here.

Recommended Reading

A Credible Witness by Brenda Salter McNeil
Transforming Evangelism
by David Gortner
No Longer Strangers ed. Eugene Cho & Samira Izadi Page
Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reece
Surprise the World! by Michael Frost

Other Resources

Embracing Evangelism is a six-part digital course exploring our call to seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – and then invite everyone to more. Each session features teachings on Episcopal evangelism, group discussion, and exercises to help Episcopalians understand the ministry and call to evangelism. The full Embracing Evangelism series consists of six video sessions, each under 45 minutes. To learn more click here.

Invited is a series of short films and also a written resource developed by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, intended to be used by groups and communities to help foster conversation about what it means to engage in genuine, Christian invitation.

Invite Welcome Connect (IWC) is guided by the gospel imperative to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” the ministry of Invite Welcome Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Find IWC’s toolkit and other resources here.

MissionInsite is an online demographic study tool created to assist congregations in understanding their “reach” into the community around them. The Diocese of San Diego is providing this resource to each congregation free of charge. If you are leader from a congregation within the diocese, you can set it up your account under the Diocese of San Diego here.  Our agency registration code is 3353D. For a brief tutorial on how to use MissionInsite click here.

The Neighboring Movement believes that an asset-based approach to neighboring can create lasting change in the world, reduce a host of social issues and increase the quality of life for individuals, communities, and beyond. Get tips to help you and your church be better neighbors and take their neighboring quiz to see what kind of neighbor you.

Unbinding the Gospel is a Lilly Endowment project that supports congregations with coaching and research for faith development and faith sharing. Find the book series and other resources here.

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