Evangelism Task Force of Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast:

Seeking, Naming, Celebrating & Inviting People In the Way of Love

Our shared purpose is to organize the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to engage spiritual practices that seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people and then invite everyone to MORE with God. We’ll do this by supporting congregations to move beyond existing structures and programs, offering formation opportunities for each congregation to designate an Evangelism Catalyst who will lead them in implementing some new resource activity or action from the Evangelism 101 Toolkit during the 2018-2019 program year, as well as providing oversight to ongoing implementation of Sharing Faith Dinners, Invite-Welcome-Connect, DataStory for Faith Communities, Baptized for Life congregational ministry plans, and other new missional initiatives, as well as opportunities to develop Latino/Hispanic worshipping communities.





The Rev. Kammy Young,

Canon Missioner for Development: Evangelism and Mission Engagement




June 25, 2019

In recent months, the Rev. Alice Sawyer of Church of the Nativity in Dothan, Alabama used her spiritual gift of evangelism to teach a class called "The Spiritual Practice of Evangelism," in which she inspired participants to practice vulnerability ‘inside the walls'" in order to "lay the foundation for future 'outside the walls' engagement." Below is a Q & A with Sawyer where she lays out her experience. 


"When we are living a Jesus-centered life, it overflows into evangelism." The Rev. Stephanie Spellers

On May 4, the Congregational Enrichment Venture team hosted over 100 people at St. Jude's in Niceville, for Discipleship Day which also happened to be the team's final session for their two year congregational training program. They invited the presiding bishop's canon for evangelism, the Rev. Stephanie Spellers to led us in a...

Wow! What a powerful workshop “The Way of Love: Evangelism 101” was at the May 4, 2019 Discipleship Day, hosted by the welcoming community of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Niceville in their beautiful sanctuary and sponsored by the Congregational Enrichment Venture.

Our Evangelism coach was the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's canon for evangelism. Spellers had us dancing in the aisles praising G...

April 9, 2019

It was a beautiful Sunday evening when we met at Pier Park in Panama City Beach.  We had been invited by our priest, Mary Alice Mathison, to participate in a prayer walk.  We were both a bit anxious because we had not participated in anything like this before, but Mary Alice explained that we would simply walk quietly observing our surroundings and seeking God as we went.  We started walking on the sidewalk to the east down Fr...

“Warm, wonderful, caring.” Those are a few of the words participants used to describe a StorySharing event for Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bay Minette, AL.  I was chosen by Immanuel to be our evangelism catalyst and decided to invite the neighbors in my cul-de-sac.  I made Valentine-themed invitations to the special night and hand delivered them. The event was held at a popular steak and seafood restaurant the week of Valenti...

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