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Evangelism For Leaders

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Join The District Mission Team and the connexional Evangelism and Growth Team for the Evangelism For Leaders 2024 Course

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 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).

In 2020 the Methodist Conference adopted a Church-wide strategy for Evangelism and Growth, deepening our commitment to being an evangelistic Church. Leaders are crucial for this commitment. This course aims to equip leaders in their contexts to: confidently model what it means to follow our shared calling to evangelism; to intentionally prioritise and promote evangelism and to cultivate a culture of confident, authentic faith sharing which raises up those spiritually gifted as Evangelists. There are five sessions, each two hours long:

Session 1: Evangelism: actually good news?

Session 2: Everyone an Evangelist: even me?

Session 3: Are we making disciple-making disciples?

Session 4: Action planning for evangelism

Session 5: How do we know we're doing evangelism right?

Thursdays from 10am to 12pm: 22nd February, 29th February, 14th March, 21st March, 16th May 2024. Please note, the first four sessions run over a six week period, and then the final session is roughly three months later.

This course will run on Zoom. You'll receive an email with all the joining details closer to the time if you've registered. When you register for a course, please commit to attending all five sessions – if you don't think that's going to be possible then you'll need to let us know. If you have any questions please contact Holly Adams, Evangelism and Contemporary Culture Officer on

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Postal Address: c/o Northampton Methodist District

Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

Telephone: 01604 630128


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