Methodist Church announces new Director of Evangelism and Growth

trey-hallThe Revd Trey Hall has been announced as the Methodist Church’s Director of Evangelism and Growth, a new position aimed at supporting the development of these vital areas in Church life.

The role is part of the Church’s ongoing work to reaffirm its nature of mission, known as Our Calling, in response to the Statistics for Mission Report presented at the 2017 Methodist Conference.

Trey Hall is a Methodist pioneer, church planting strategist, and evangelist. Since 2000 he has established and led churches in the United Kingdom and the United States, served as Mission Advisor for the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church in Britain, and coached scores of practitioners renewing inherited forms of church or launching fresh expressions of church.

Mr Hall teaches and presents regularly on both sides of the Atlantic specialising in the innovative mission and ministry required to respond to the seismic cultural shifts of the 21st century. He is passionate about helping diverse Christian leaders discover and engage in authentic evangelism that reaches new people in new places, brings spiritual joy to those who practise it, and centres us all in God’s love and power.

Trey commented: "I am humbled and excited to join a diverse team of leaders across the Connexion who are taking the bold step of reclaiming evangelism as a core dimension of our mission and identity.

"Whether we're renewing existing congregations or pioneering and planting new Christian communities, we're in it together as we learn to speak of God's goodness to new people in honest, personal, and culturally relevant ways."

Jude Levermore, Head of Discipleship and Ministries with the Connexional Team, commented: "I am delighted that Trey will be joining us. His enthusiasm and gifts will be a great asset to the Church and to the Connexion as we reshape ourselves and refocus our work on Our Calling to mission and growth."