Everyone an Evangelist

The Methodist Church is committed to being an evangelistic church, it’s one of the core parts of our calling. All Christians – not just some – are called to listen for, speak of, and live out the good news. And yet, as a Church, we can often lack confidence with evangelism. So we need a tool to help us grow in confidence and make the most of our opportunities for sharing our faith.

Everyone an Evangelist is a course from the Methodist Church designed to help groups from local churches and circuits explore the ways you and your church community are called to share your faith and to grow in confidence as evangelists. The process will help demystify evangelism and build sustainable, intentional rhythms of both personal and shared evangelism.

Launching, January 2022!

Everyone an Evangelist involves three sessions over a period of three months, as well as a six-week small group course. Participants will spend the last six weeks of the course putting their learning into action through a practical evangelism project. The course includes lots of interaction as well as some input. The whole thing takes about three months to complete. 

The Everyone an Evangelist materials are available to order from January 2022 to be used locally. They are free for Methodist group leaders. The materials include:

  • A Leaders' Pack, with all the information group leaders need.
  • A set of Participants' Materials to be copied for each participant.
  • A USB stick, containing a video for each of the three Gathering sessions, as well as promotional materials.

 

What's the feedback so far?

“This course has been a springboard from theory into practical action” – Circuit Superintendent

“The evangelism project really challenged me to get out there and do something and the projects that we have begun are hopefully going to continue to have a positive result for years to come.” – Course participant.

“Before [completing Everyone an Evangelist] evangelism had quite negative connotations for me… now, I feel encouraged to think of it as honest sharing of my own personal faith experience.” – Course participant

82% of participants say they are more confident in seizing opportunities for evangelism after completing the Everyone an Evangelist course.

Next steps

So, if you’re wondering any of the following:

  • how do I introduce the idea of evangelism into my church community?
  • how do I help people grow in evangelistic confidence?
  • how can we discover that evangelism is something bigger than it’s stereotypes?
  • how can we shape a new evangelistic project together?

... then order the Everyone an Evangelist materials from January 2022.

Holly Adams, Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer is happy to help with planning and preparing the course with you- and can also connect you with somebody to accompany your group through the whole thing. If you've got any questions at all, you can contact Holly on adamsh@methodistchurch.org.uk.

Aged 11-25?

We have a separate, specific resource for Youth Groups who are exploring evangelism–click the link below to find out more about this. 

Young Evangelists


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