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Support Available for Vermonters to Attend Evangelism Matters Conference in Atlanta, Jan. 21-24

By the Rev. Dr. Titus Presler | Convener, Green Mountain Witness Team

The next Evangelism Matters Conference offered by the Episcopal Church’s Evangelism Initiative will be held Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 21-24, in Atlanta, GA. This gathering, which will feature a Q&A with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, will occur in tandem with the larger and multi-faceted Rooted in Jesus conference, which itself has an Evangelism Track.

Financial support is available for a few Vermont Episcopalians to attend the conference, which promises to be inspirational and educational for those committed to sharing the good news of Christ with others. Recall that The Episcopal Church understands evangelism to be “the spiritual practice of seeking, naming and celebrating Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people, and then inviting everyone to more.” Interested persons can be in touch with me, Titus Presler, at (802) 326-3157 or at tituspresler@post.harvard.edu

In addition to the Presiding Bishop, the Evangelism Matters Pre-Conference will feature Canon Stephanie Spellers, who spoke at the 2018 Vermont Diocesan Convention; Evangelism Staff Officer Jerusalem Greer; and Bill Boyce of the Diocese of Massachusetts, among others.  The pre-conference runs Tuesday and Wednesday, with the Rooted in Jesus conference running from Wednesday evening until Friday 2 p.m. The Evangelism Track within the main conference has very substantial offerings, so if one’s time is limited, it would be very worthwhile for Vermont evangelists to attend Rooted in Jesus alone, Wednesday-Friday. However, one cannot register for the Tuesday-Wednesday pre-conference without also registering for the main conference. 

Green Mountain Witness, the evangelism initiative of the Diocese of Vermont, was greatly energized by team members attending the Evangelism Matters conference held in Cleveland in March 2018, so we as a team highly recommend this 2020 conference to Vermonters who can attend. Green Mountain Witness received a grant from the churchwide initiative that has helped fund the diocesan work since then, and assistance for attending the 2020 conference will be from that fund.  Please be in touch!

Important Links

January 21, 2020
Evangelism Matters Pre-Conference at Rooted in Jesus, Atlanta, Georgia

January 22, 2020
#ReviveATL – Love in Action Episcopal Revival, Atlanta, Georgia

January 22-24, 2020
Rooted in Jesus Conference/Evangelism Track, Atlanta, Georgia

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