Before Jesus' ascended in heaven, He gave His followers a final charge, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" (Mark 16:15). Our baptismal covenant asks, "Will you proclaim in word and example the good news of God in Christ?" We respond, "We will with God's help."
The Evangelism Initiative exists to equip parishes throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas to share the good news that God in Christ is reconciling the world to himself, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our charge is to equip, resource and encourage you toward the work of human flourishing: the salvation and healing of souls and bodies.
The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas Evangelism Initiative
Sharing our faith workshop.
Come get equipped in how to:
Share your faith in your everyday life
Begin conversations about faith
Share the Gospel story and our own faith story
The best way to reach those beyond our church walls is to equip our members to be ambassadors for Christ. Close to 90% of people visit a church and come to faith through a friend or family member. This workshop provides ways to share our faith in our everyday lives.
Engaging the questions workshop:
How can I begin to answer questions my friends are asking? Is God real? Does God care? If God is good, why is there is much suffering? Who was Jesus really? Don’t all paths lead to God? Does Christianity make a difference? Can I trust the Bible? How do I pray? Can I connect with God? How?
This workshop provides tools for answering the top questions people ask about the Christian faith in an accessible, conversational manner.
Mission Vision Workshop:
Want to reach out to your community but not sure where to start?
Want to bring new members but not sure how?
Want to develop an intentional outreach/evangelism plan for your parish?
God has a specific call and purpose for your parish. This is a visioning day to work together to hear from God and put a plan into action. This workshop develops an intentional plan for congregations to reach out to your community to share the Gospel in word and deed.
The Evangelism Commission provides up-to-date resources for parishes to engage seekers and those who do not have a church home. Some of the resources include: Explore God, The Alpha Course, Christianity Explored, Salt Shaker Seeker Bible Studies, 10:2 Strategies and many more…
The Evangelism Leadership Network is a network of clergy and lay leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas who are dedicated to being further equipped for evangelism and outreach. These individuals serve as evangelism leaders in their respective parishes.
Members do not need to be experts in evangelism - all they need is an interest in evangelism, church growth, and a desire to move their congregations to engage in mission. This network meets periodically and share ideas for growth and outreach.