Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Online Cohort for Evangelism Basecamp: Building Theology and Practices during a Pandemic Virginia Theological Seminary

Repeats FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU;UNTIL=20200513T000000;

Starts at 7:00 pm, ends at 9:00 pm

$100 for all four online classes

What is evangelism? How can we be formed as evangelists and form others, especially during these "stay-at-home" times? How do we build and articulate our understanding of God? Join us at “Evangelism Base Camp” – a place to gather, prepare, and equip ourselves for the journey. The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons, Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary, will lead this expedition, sharing her engaging, entertaining, faithful, and contagious Episcopal vision for sharing the Christian faith as a way to go deeper in our own relationship with God. We’ll review the Episcopal Church's theology, sacramental ministry, and commitment to social justice and their essential role in mainline Christianity and in the public square.

In each class, we will:

Our end goal is for class members to develop their own blueprint for in their context. The expected time commitment, between the reading and class, will be about 3 hours per week. But, we’ll provide expansive sources for anyone who desires a deeper dive into a certain topic.

Patricia M. Lyons teaches and serves as Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her newest book, What is Evangelism?, examines what evangelism means in the 21st century, reminding us that the first step is to listen. She is a member of the presiding bishop’s cabinet on evangelism and the working group for the “Way of Love” curricular and support resources. An honors graduate from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of Religion, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School, and received her doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary.

Register here.

For questions please contact Lifelong Learning at lifelonglearning@vts.edu or 703-461-1885.