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.

ALPHA: Why Alpha?

Dustin+ Messer (All Saints Dallas) and David+ Larlee (St. Bartholomew) discuss reasons why the Alpha program is a helpful tool for churches.  

What is your Galilee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mental Illness, Prayer and Extravagant Grace

I can’t honestly say I am thankful for the mental illness that besets our son. But in full truthfulness I can say I am glad to have been forced to do battle with my theology of suffering and to test both its mettle and mine.