Barry D. Mills, Junior Warden, Evangelist
The "E" Word, Evangelism (click here for more)
Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Evangelism is the "E" word in the Episcopal lexicon. In my experience whenever the The Great Commission is mentioned in church people begin to squirm in the pews. And for good reason. Episcopalians do not have a strong tradition of Evangelism. The method of evangelism is to wait for people to walk in the door, and evangelize them from the pulpit. The culture has changed. More and more, people are not flocking into churches. For that matter they're not even coming in onesie and twosies, they're not even shopping for churches any more. They're just walking on by. So what are we to do?
I have found someone that expresses it far better than I, the Rev. Can. Whitney Rice, out of the Diocese of Missouri. Here is her statement. Please listen to her post.