Welcome to the Jesus Movement

Evangelism, Episcopal Church InitiativeThis is the Bulletin Insert for Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Epiphany 4A). Each week the Episcopal Church posts a Bulletin Insert online for sharing in all the churches.

The insert posted here announces Episcopal Church Revival Meetings in 2017-18. Imagine that! Read on. ~Fr. Dan

Begin quoteThe Episcopal Church is working with diocesan teams to organize a series of Episcopal Revivals in 2017 and 2018, six major events that promise to stir and renew hearts for Jesus, to equip Episcopalians as evangelists, and to welcome people who aren’t part of a church to join the Jesus Movement.

“I love the surprised response when people hear we’re organizing Episcopal Revivals,” said the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the presiding bishop’s canon for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation. “Why wouldn’t we? A revival is a movement of the Spirit among the people of God, a concrete sign that we want to share God’s love out loud with each other and with new people. That sounds like the Jesus Movement.”

The six Episcopal Revivals will vary in design, but most will be multi-day events that feature dynamic worship and preaching, offerings from local artists and musicians, personal testimony and storytelling, topical speakers, invitation to local social action, engagement with young leaders, and intentional outreach with people who aren’t active in a faith community.

The revivals rise from partnerships of diocesan leadership and the Presiding Bishop’s Office for Evangelism Initiatives. Neighboring dioceses are welcomed and encouraged to join.

“These ‘Jesus Movement’ revivals will motivate, equip, and mobilize dioceses to love and follow Jesus and to engage in his work of evangelism and reconciliation,” said Carrie Boren Headington, the church’s consulting evangelist for revivals, who also serves as missioner for evangelism in the Diocese of Dallas. “We’re beginning months beforehand with research and training for leaders to learn about the locations where God has placed them and to build faithful relationships with their neighbors and communities. Then we work with local teams to shape an inspiring gathering that shares the good news in word and deed.”

Revival Dates

Six Episcopal Church Revivals have been slated for 2017 and 2018, and more will be planned in the years ahead:

  • Feb. 3 – 5: Diocese of Pittsburgh (pilot)
  • May 5 – 7: Diocese of West Missouri
  • Sept. 23-24: Diocese of Georgia
  • Nov. 17-19: Diocese of San Joaquin
  • April 6 – 8, 2018: Diocese of Honduras
  • July 2018: Joint Evangelism Mission with the Church of England

The first revival will be held in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, called The Presiding Bishop’s Pilgrimage for Reconciliation, Healing and Evangelism in Southwestern Pennsylvania. It will feature a worship service celebrating Absalom Jones and other gatherings that invite people across boundaries and into a reconciling relationship with each other and with God. Many of the events will be live-streamed or available on demand here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/Evangelism.

For more information on the revivals contact contact [Corie Boren] Headington at ccboren1@gmail.com or [the Rev. Canon Stephanie] Spellers at sspellers@episcopalchurch.org.

Originally posted here: Bulletin Insert – Epiphany 4(A)

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Jesus Movement”

  1. I want to hear more about the Revivals. California? Is the only one in California in San Joaquin County? I thought they left our church and join the African group.

    Joan B. Hobin The Hobin Company at Bennion Deville Homes 760-341-2234 760-861-8610 http://www.thehobincompany.com #01218289

    On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:55 PM, Hear what the Spirit is saying wrote:

    > Daniel Rondeau posted: “This is the Bulletin Insert for Sunday, January > 29, 2017 (Epiphany 4A). Each week the Episcopal Church posts a Bulletin > Insert online for sharing in all the churches. The insert posted here > announces Episcopal Church Revival Meetings in 2017-18. Imagin” >

    1. Joan: at the end of the original ENS post was this:
      Many of the events will be live-streamed or available on demand here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/Evangelism.

      For more information on the revivals contact contact [Corie Boren] Headington at ccboren1@gmail.com or [the Rev. Canon Stephanie] Spellers at sspellers@episcopalchurch.org.

      Hope this helps. It looks like the only Revival in CA is the one in San Joaquin. Yes, the Bishop of San Joaquin and many Episcopalians left the Episcopal Church. The property and buildings of the diocese remained with the Episcopal Church so the diocese still exists and is growing.

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