Evangelism and Growth webinars
On this page you will find details of upcoming Zoom meetings and webinars hosted by the Evangelism and Growth Team. Join with us as we reflect on our practice together and spur each other on to live out our renewed commitment to becoming a growing, evangelistic, justice-seeking, inclusive church. Click on the webinar title to register and receive joining instructions.
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Community engagement beyond lockdown: What is God asking of us now? Wednesday 14th April, 7-8.30pm
This gathering for Youth Workers, and others involved in ministry with young people, will be a chance to share challenges and reflections, resources and ideas. Members of both the E&G team and the Children, Youth and Families Team will also be present to share initiatives and suggestions. The gathering will use the four areas of ‘Our Calling’ to look at ideas for worship, learning and caring, service, and evangelism with young people. The time will be interactive, with a chance for conversation, sharing and some activities.
Community engagement through Christian festivals, 28th April, 7-8.30pm
Join the Evangelism and Growth Team as they reflect on the missional opportunities of high days and holidays throughout the liturgical year. National Rural Officer, Elizabeth Clark, offers creative ideas for community engagement through festivals which may be new to you. Mission and Community Engagement Officer, Emma Nash, asks how we might discern the festivals which present the best opportunities for engaging our own particular community. Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer, Holly Adams, considers what evangelism through festivals might look like.
Churchgoing during the pandemic: Missional opportunities and challenges, 29th April, 2-3pm
The E&G Team discuss recent research into churchgoing habits during the pandemic with ecumenical colleagues from the Church of England and HOPE Together. How might we connect with those who have started exploring faith for the first time, as well as reaching out to those who have drifted?
Leading your Church into Growth Methodist Conference, weekend of 7th to 9th May
The Evangelism and Growth Team are collaborating with Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG) to offer the first LyCiG conference specifically for Methodists. LyCiG is run by an ecumenical group of practitioners who seek to equip ordinary local churches to grow through regular training events and resources. If your church or circuit team are longing for growth and would like some support, we believe LyCiG can help you. The sessions have been timed to enable as many people as possible, lay and ordained, to be able to participate. Conference sessions will take place on the Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, and will include regular breaks. You can book places for your church or circuit team at the link above, or email the Evangelism and Growth Team for further details.
Called to be a teacher, a shop worker, a parent....unemployed? Thursday 13th May - 7:00-8:30pm
The call to church leadership is a wonderful thing, but what does calling mean for the rest of us? Does God call us to secular careers? Can I be called if I shift from job to job, or if I don’t have a job at all? What about my family calling? Join us for an exploration of the call to follow Jesus wherever we are, no matter what we do – or don’t do! We will be joined by Alison Ransome who is leading the #lovethiscalling campaign. To register click HERE.
Implementing a Methodist Way of Life, 19th May, 1.30-3pm
The Methodist Way of Life was launched in May 2020, with a series of Methodist Way of Life resources published in the current Connexional year. Many churches, circuits and districts have already begun to engage with the practices and commitments of A Methodist Way of Life and have found them life-giving for mission and ministry. Whether you are well on the way or have still to begin you will benefit from this webinar: learn what others are doing and share your experiences of engaging with a Methodist Way of Life with them.
This course is for leaders who really want to reach new people but also understand that evangelism is a word with baggage. It's for leaders who want to discover their inner evangelists - and it's for those who'd rather they remained undiscovered! It's for leaders who are thinking: 'evangelism was never part of my training for ministry' or 'if I mention evangelism in my place, everyone will run a mile and never come back'. It's for leaders who are wondering how to help others grow in confidence in their faith. It's for leaders who know they have a responsibility when it comes to evangelism, but are busy people trying to keep the show on the road. It's for leaders who are questioning whether evangelism is possible in a holistic, inclusive, relational and authentic way.
This is a free course for all leaders in the Methodist Church (lay and ordained, paid and unpaid, including but not exclusive to Chairs, Superintendents, Presbyters, Deacons, Local Lay Pastors, Pioneers, Children, Youth and/or Family Workers, Chaplains, Church or Circuit Stewards, or leaders of mission, social action or outreach projects). The course will run four times a year online. Dates for 2021 and registration details are available here.
If you have any questions please contact Holly Adams, Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer.
Explore our webinar archive
Recordings of past webinars can be found below, sorted according to the various streams of the Evangelism and Growth strategy.
Centred in God webinars
Everyone an Evangelist webinars
Transformational leadership webinars
New Places for New People webinars
Every Church Growing webinars
Young evangelists, pioneers and leaders webinars
Digital presence webinars