With the COVID-19 pandemic came many changes to our society, and the church was no exception. Join us at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Maryville, TN on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for Evangelism for a Whole New World, a day of exploring what evangelism means for the Episcopal Church, what new programs are available from our churchwide office, and how you can tackle evangelism in the digital world. Information on breakout sessions is below.
The workshop is presented by the East Tennessee Evangelism Task Force and led by three Episcopal Church churchwide office staff, Jerusalem Greer, Brian Sellers-Petersen, and Chris Sikkema as well as East Tennessee’s own The Rev. Derrick Hill. Whether you’re from a small or large parish or worshipping community or on your own, all are welcome to attend. The workshop is presented free of charge.
We will have refreshments available throughout the day with a lunch buffet. Please make sure to designate any dietary needs in the registration process.
Four breakout sessions will be available during the Evangelism workshop.
Join Chris Sikkema, Communications Project Manager for The Episcopal Church churchwide office, as he leads an engaging breakout session on Digital Evangelism. Our use of technology expanded exponentially with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between changing technologies and services to new media outlets, the Digital Evangelism field is every changing and expanding. Learn more with Chris as you head out into the digital world.
Curious about how evangelism fits within the missional goals of your parish? Curious about the various programs from The Episcopal Church that might work for your parish, from small to large? Join Jerusalem Greer as she explores how Evangelism Matters to your parish and community.
Good News Gardens isn’t just a program, it’s a MOVEMENT! Whether you are thinking about starting a community garden at your church, or you’re a seasoned master gardener, learn how your garden can be a Good News Garden with Brian Sellers-Petersen, Consultant for Good News Gardens and Agrarian Evangelist. From individuals to universities, you can be a part of Good News Gardens.
Brian Sellers-Petersen lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Roslyn, Washington. After 30 plus years working for international relief & development organizations including 18 years with Episcopal Relief + Development, he currently serves as the Agrarian Missioner for the Diocese of Olympia and consultant for Good News Gardens, a joint program of the Creation Care and Evangelism departments in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. He is author of Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith and co-hosts the SpadeSpoonSoul Podcast with Jerusalem Greer and Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows.