I came into this church with stereotypes and negative expectations. Instead, I’ve gotten to know some of the most gracious, kind-hearted people that this planet has to offer. I’ve seen their words backed by actions, and their willingness to step out of their comfort zones just to lend a hand
The Presiding Bishop, the Most Revd Michael Curry, is in Pittsburgh PA attending the Episcopal Revival announced earlier for that city, The Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing and Evangelism in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The revival is 3-5 FEB. There are two Eucharists which you can receive as live audio streams by visiting WMCK.FM, with your internet browser.
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.