Why This Resource?
Evangelism is not a tool to gain new members for our churches. This ministry is not an instrument to help people gain access into heaven. The work of evangelism is much more expansive in its scope and meaning. Evangelism is a way of life that is formed by the power of the Holy Spirit, moving through common practices in the community of faith, enabling and empowering the body of Christ to live more deeply into the love of God and the lives of others.
This resource identifies and explores eight habits of faith, which invite the reader on a journey into the love of God, the lives of our neighbors, and the transformation of creation. As we become more like Christ, we are a people of radical inclusion, generosity, and justice. Through our worship, sacraments, community, prayer, and teaching, lives are being formed and transformed in ways that are the visible and audible signs of the reign of God. The community of faith is designed to be the seen, heard, and experienced as a representation of God’s reign and peace.
The REvangelism Conference is designed to take you on a deeper journey into faith: into the lives of others, into justice, hope, and the wonder of God. Together we will practice habits of Evangelism that will engage us in the gospel of good news — God’s justice and reconciliation for the world.
As you watch each video, you may follow along by using the resources from the Virtual Retreat Box. These resources are free to download and print and use individually or in a group setting.
REvangelism Conference: Day One
Session 1: Opening Worship & Plenary
REvangelism Conference: Day Two
Session 1: Radical Welcome and Justice
Session 2: Fellowship
Session 3: Generosity
REvangelism Conference: Day Three
Session 1: Teaching
Session 2: Closing Worship & Prayer