Evangelism

Evangelism is about the Great Commission---the “go… tell… and DO” part of our ministry. Connect here with tips to attract, welcome, and incorporate others into the life of your parish.

How We Can Work With You

Evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis is about hospitality, proclamation, and growth! Enjoy exploring the links to the right. We will add more from time to time so visit us often.

If your parish would like to more effectively reach out to your community and grow, here are some services your diocese can provide.

We can…

  • prepare you for growth by helping you undergo a journey of spiritual discernment. 
  • assist you in better understanding your real mission field here in central and southern Indiana, and the needs/priorities of those who are a part of it, using demographic tools such as Percept.
  • share strategies that have worked for other parishes, locally and churchwide.
  • help you develop your ministry of hospitality. We can assist you in doing a self-assessment of your current hospitality, offer input from “mystery guests” and others with training in church hospitality, and help you to develop a comprehensive communication and marketing plan, including a guest assimilation strategy.
  • help you develop communication and evangelism tools such as logos, newsletters, worship bulletins, ads, brochures, and signage (including sometimes providing grants for signage).
  • provide training for your ushers, greeters, evangelism committee, and others involved in parish growth.
  • And MUCH MORE!

To explore how your friends in the diocese may be able to help you and your parish, contact us today.

Growing Together,

Kathy Copas
Coordinator of Communication and Evangelism
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
502-345-6406.
Kathycopas(at)aol.com

Resources

What is Evangelism?
Wow! This is the fun of being a blogger getting to chat about your own personal passion when it comes to things like evangelis…
Chasing the Social Networkers
Can social networking help grow your church? The answer is maybe. Is it worth the time and energy that you could better devote…
Who Locked the Gates?
Under the category of "sure wish I would have said that" comes an Alban Institute book by church planters Gary and Kim Shockley …
What About the “De-Churched?”
When I'm working with parishes around our diocese, we tend to talk a lot about the unchurched. And, for good reason. Statistic…
What if Starbucks Used Church Marketing?
Friends, this one is a hoot! Watch it and weigh in with your observations. Though you'll see some of the "megachurch" stuff in…
Evangelism and Hospitality Consultation
When you express a need or desire for help with evangelism and hospitality in your parish, youve taken an important step. Here…
Reaching Out to Your Community
In preparation for developing a plan to reach out to your community with the goals of improving communication visibility and enh…
Evangelism Role Playing
Here are some role-playing exercises you may want to try during adult school church or at an evangelism or vestry meeting. Have …
A Hospitality Quiz
This thought-provoking hospitality quiz provides an example of the types of topics we can discuss during a hospitality and evang…
15 Free or Under $100 Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Market Your Parish and Grow
Most people come to a church for one simple reason---SOMEBODY ASKED THEM! Here are some other simple ideas you can consider that…
Talking About Your Faith---Some Exercises
This exercise is good for Sunday morning church school, a retreat, or even a vestry meeting.

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