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As defined by canonsA licensed Evangelist is a layperson 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. An Evangelist assists with the community’s ministry of evangelism in partnership within the Presbyter or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation, or as directed by the Bishop. 

  • Notes

    The Diocese of East Tennessee has begun conversations about what this licensed lay ministry will be in our context. 

    The Diocese of Northern California has implemented this licensed lay ministry as an Evangelism Facilitator. See PDF for more details about Evangelism Facilitator in Northern California. 

  • Suggested Resources
    • Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism. Martha Grace Reese, Chalice Press, 2008 
    • The Holy Bible (any canonically approved version) 
    • Evangelism Matters Workshops (YouTube Channel) 
    • Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, sermon at Evangelism Matters Conference 
    • Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, keynote address at Evangelism Matters Conference
  • Plans/Events

    Coming Soon!

  • News
    • Evangelism Matters 2018, an Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference, was held on March 14, 2018 in Cleveland Heights, OH. An innovative gathering for those seeking to share, learn, and grow the Church’s capacity and passion for evangelism. Participants experienced inspiring panels and talks, a keynote from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, memorable workshops and resources, and vibrant worship. Many sessions were recorded and are archived. Evangelism Matters was co-sponsored by Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church’s Evangelism Initiatives Team. 
    • Evangelism Matters 2016, was held November 18-19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Many sessions were recorded and are archived.