Evangelism and Outreach
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
As we grow in three-stream living, through the encouragement of the Scriptures, Sacraments and Spirit we become increasingly motivated to serve others and help them know the God of grace of love.
The following items encourage us along the paths of evangelism and outreach.
The Wordless Gospel: An Outreach to a Public School
By AMIA Communications | | Children, Engage, Evangelism and Outreach | Community Outreach
"Those from the congregation who participate with the school are able to, “preach the gospel without words by loving on those kids, by going to field days and helping with field trips,” Mary Carole Smith explains.
The Immanuel Music Project: A Unique Ministry
By AMIA Communications | | Evangelism and Outreach, New Works | Community Outreach, Immanuel Anglican Church, Immanuel Music Project, music, outreach
A new collection of Christmas music from the Immanuel Anglican Church praise band, “A Christmas Collection” features seasonal favorites, as well as lesser-known tunes of bygone eras, creating a tapestry of numerous styles to enjoy during the Christmas season. It is a lovely addition to any Christmas music playlist, and the backstory is a testimony…
What is your Galilee?
By Mark+ Walz | | Evangelism and Outreach | Video
Mark+ Walz of All Saints Dallas challenges us to be in mission where we are. "Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” Matthew 28:7
From the Lead Bishop: Racial Reconciliation
By +Philip Jones | | Evangelism and Outreach, Race Equity Workshop | George Floyd, race, racial reconciliation, relationships, Text
Certain causes or issues will flare up for a time, causing us all get all excited. Many of us get onboard, only to jump into the next concern that catches our attention. But there are other issues that deserve our engagement for the long haul. To stay the course, we have to be focused and intentional.
TLC Podcast – Understanding our Military Chaplains
By +Philip Jones | | Evangelism and Outreach, Leadership | chaplains, podcasts, Steve Cuneio
Rev. Allen Hughes discusses what it means to be a military chaplain with Air Force Chaplain Lt. Colonel Steve Cuneio.
Building Marriages to Strengthen Communities
By AMIA Communications | | Alpha, Evangelism and Outreach, Marriage | communication, Text
Strong marriages can provide a strong foundation for society, so having a course to recommend to others gives AMiA churches a proven tool for ministry.
Staying Connected and Leaning In: Singles in Church Community
By AMIA Communications | | Evangelism and Outreach, Singles | outreach, singleness, singles, Text
Singles make up a huge proportion of the American population. A 2017 Pew Research study found that 42% of adults in the U.S. live without a spouse or partner. And, among those under 35, singles are the majority, comprising 61% of young adults. However, church congregations often do not reflect the high proportion of singles…
From the Lead Bishop: Becoming a Voice of Hope
By +Philip Jones | | Evangelism and Outreach, Leadership | racial reconciliation, racism, relationships, Video
Lead Bishop of AMiA, Philip Jones, discusses the need for each church to have a conversation about racism.
Engaging the Next Generation: Recommended Resources for Children’s Ministry
By Lyn Baker | | Children, Evangelism and Outreach | books, Children's ministry, curriculum, Lyn Baker, Recommended Reading, resources, Text
Effectively working with children and families requires an understanding of the stages of child development and family dynamics, as well as of the essentials of the faith. The following resources may provide some helpful ideas for where to begin or how to move this important ministry to the next level.
Mental Health as Mission
By AMIA Communications | | Evangelism and Outreach | mental health, mental illness, Ministry resources, resources, Text
When an individual or family faces a mental health crisis, often they turn first to their faith community for help and support. It’s important, therefore, that churches become informed and be ready to embrace the opportunity to minister.