Online evangelism is on the rise across many religions.
St James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln, California (part of Sacramento) held a Christmas service on Saturday geared towards children with autism and other special needs.
This special bonus live episode features an interview with the Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. We discuss getting lured to church with PB&J, finding the Episcopal Church, and the future of evangelism
The folks at Acts8 have prepared another stellar video, this time for Christmas. This group has been producing some of the very best evangelism tools for social media and this new Christmas video is another great addition.
Many know of the “wailing wall” in Jerusalem, and many have likely experienced anguish in the church. But what if we had a place to share our stories, to express our hopes and the strength of our faith? What if we had a “willing wall” to collect our dreams?
At the recent meeting of the The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, the bishops declared Sunday Sept 25th as “Social Media Sunday,” and the Acts 8 Movement has some ideas for you
Betsy and Greg along with guests Jon White (Managing Editor of Episcopal Cafe, and Tripp Fuller (Host of Homebrewed Christianity) talk about podcasting and how this medium opens up avenues for creative storytelling in the life of the Church.
Another episode from the archives of our new partner, the Priest Pulse podcast. his episode features Kyle Oliver, Digital Missioner for the Virginia Theological Seminary and former host of the Easter People podcast, as he talks with host Benjamin Gildas about the future of formation and proclamation.
Somewhere along the way, though, the church took on the American language of growth and turned it into both the new plumb-line and the new gospel. Growth is important: trust me, as a rector I very much want the Church to grow. But often what we refer to as church growth has little or nothing to do with evangelism, which is a little weird when you stop and think about it.
In June of this year the Russian Federation’s Duma approved a finalized version of anti-extremist/anti-terrorist legislation. Vladimir Putin signed the bill 7 JUL. The new law was scheduled to go into effect 20 JUL 2016 and would have a profound affect in the religious lives of many Russian citizens.
Last week we had a story about a joint effort of the College for Bishops, The Episcopal Church Development Office and The Episcopal Church Foundation called Project Resource that seeks to change the culture of acquiring resources for ministry. A key part of Project Resource is the intentional evangelism program called Come and See. In this article, Project Resource’s chief architect The Rev Canon Charles LaFond explains “Come and See.”