Lay Evangelism Training

August 27, 2024 - December 10, 2024
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30, August 27th - December 10th, 2024 via Zoom

An Evangelist is a lay person who presents the good news of Jesus Christ in such a way that people are led to receive Christ as savior and follow Christ as Lord in the fellowship of the Church. This 14-week Lay Evangelism Training is designed to equip lay Episcopalians to know and share this good news through lectures, discussions, and practicums. The training is co-taught by the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock and the Rev. Becky Zartman. Participants will come away from the training with a deeper awareness of God’s story and practical skills for sharing this story.

Topics covered include:

  • “Why” evangelism and baptismal ministry?
  • Reading scripture for evangelism in the Episcopal Church
  • Knowing your own spiritual autobiography
  • Basic apologetics and articulating “why” Christianity

Participation in this training is also a pathway towards being licensed, at the bishop’s discretion, as a lay evangelist per the canons of the Episcopal Church (Title III, Canon 4, Section 9).