Conference Wrap-Up

The Evangelism Matters conference was a great success! Visit the workshops page to see the handouts from presenters who have submitted their materials. Stay tuned to this spot for more videos as they become available.

Opening Plenary Panel Discussion: What is evangelism?

Frank Logue gave a conference summary in the final session. His text is below.

Weaving the Threads of Evangelism Matters

Alex Montes-Vela and I were talking on the way to our hotel last night and he told me about meeting someone here he only knew through Instagram and the person told him how great it is to be in a place where you don’t have to explain yourself. That really resonates with me. We have spent this day and a half immersed in the love of God together with Episcopalians who want to share the joy of Jesus with others in a way that is both winsome and humble.

In recent years, we have heard “The church isn’t dying. We are killing it.” And yet in this time and in this place we have heard that Anglicans are not allergic to Evangelism and we need not take Excedrin before saying the word. This is a call to go back to who we really are. Instead of saying “The ‘E’ word”, we can claim Episcopal Evangelism not as an oxymoron. Evangelism is not about growing the church, but sharing the love we have experienced with a hurting world.

And as we prepare to go back out into the world renewed by the power of the Spirit, Alex and I want to first remind you of some of what we have heard in our plenary sessions and then to challenge you to consider how you will take this conference home with you.

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Connect with Evangelism Matters through live webcast, on-demand

Congregations, dioceses, groups, and individuals can connect with Evangelism Matters without traveling to Texas for the groundbreaking event.

Evangelism Matters, an Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference on November 18-19 in Dallas, TX, is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about evangelism and available resources to share our faith. The churchwide event is co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Presiding Bishop’s Office, and is hosted by the Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX where the activities will be held.

“Episcopalians are excited to focus on evangelism, noticing and celebrating how God works in our lives and in the lives of the people around us,” commented the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism and Reconciliation. “We’ve made arrangements for those who could not attend to connect through a live webcast and on-demand afterwards, and we hope as many individuals and groups as possible will host viewings and participate in this churchwide movement.”

Evangelism Matters is ideal for congregational discussion, adult forums, youth groups, and other Episcopal gatherings.

Live webcast
Key portions of Evangelism Matters will be live webcast to allow for individual and group viewing during conventions, discussion groups, and local evangelism gatherings. The live webcast is especially important as the registration for Evangelism Matters is full.

The live, free webcast will be accessible on this website and it does not require advance registration or password. Those seeking to watch in Spanish may follow the Facebook live feed here, on this site.

On demand will be available following the event at The videos should be available by Monday, November 21.

Sessions slated to be live webcast include:

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