Evangelism often has negative connotations – it’s frequently associated with coercion, judgment, and fear tactics. And yet Jesus told us that evangelism is an important part of our calling.
But what if evangelism was about reducing fear, not stoking it? What if evangelism was about building relationships rather than making judments? In the Evangelism with Integrity workshop, the Rev. Whitney Rice teaches how we might spread the good news of God’s love, by means of God’s love. This workshop is open to all laity and clergy in the diocese, and is ideal for congregational teams. Learn more.
People exploring a call to ordained ministry can attend an informational meeting with the Commission on Ministry on September 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbus.
The meeting will explain the process of discerning a call and the steps for ordination to the diaconate or priesthood. Members of the Committee on Ministry, the bishop, and members of her staff will be present to answer your questions. It is recommended that inquirers attend with their priests.
Lunch will be served, so please RSVP to the Diocesan office by September 5 at 317-926-5454 or email@example.com, and let us know if you or your priest have any dietary restrictions. The next inquirers gathering will be in the Spring of 2019.
The first annual Christ Church Cathedral Taco Fest takes place on September 8 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Eastern. The event includes food, music, dancing, and a salsa contest. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. All revenue will go to the cathedral’s Covenant Grants that support the work of community non-profit organizations.
Learn more about Good Samaritan, Brownsburg.
The regular pastoral visitation of all parishes and worshiping communities of the diocese is among the principal responsibilities of the bishop’s ministry. Pastoral visits are also an opportunity for baptism, confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, and reaffirmation of baptismal vows.
Featuring Charles V. Stanford’s Evening Service in B flat; anthems by Stephen Paulus, Gary Davison, and Paul Halley; and responses by Richard Ayleward.
The Standing Committee is an elected group of leaders especially dedicated to overall parish health, stability, and opportunities to grow and thrive. Their duties, responsibilities, selection, and governance is established by Canon 8 of the Canons of the Diocese of Indianapolis.