Discipleship Matters – October 2017


Bishop Gutiérrez preached and the celebrated the Eucharist at the Discipleship Matters Conference at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh

“If you’re tired of the way other groups do evangelism, then get out and do it differently.” – The Rev. Canon Shawn Wamsley,Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Pennsylvania, led a workshop entitled, “Discipleship as the Foundation for Evangelism

The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, Rector, St. Christopher’s, Gladwyne, PA, led the workshop “Joy in Confession.”

The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, Rector, St. Martin’s, Philadelphia, led the workshop “Evangelism by Listening.”

Jeremy Tackett, Episcopal Church Digital Evangelist, Episcopal Church Center, led a workshop on “Digital Storytelling: Using Social Media to Connect Followers to Faith.”

The Rev. Yejide Peters, Rector, All Saints, Briarcliff Manor, NY, led a session on “New relationships in Christ: Discipleship in challenging times,” discipleship in challenging times.

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Director of RenewalWorks and Associate Rector at St. James’ Parish, Wilmington, NC, led the workshop “Spiritual Vitality in the Episcopal Church: What We’re Learning,” speaking about spiritual growth in the Episcopal Church and offering insight on what spiritually vital churches are doing.

The Rev. Gray Lesesne, Vicar, Good Samaritan Church, Brownsburg, Indiana, led the workshop “Fresh from the field, Church planting in a new way.”

Asst. Editor, Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Forward Movement, Hugo Olaiz led a session on discipleship in Hispanic congregations entitled, “Preparing for Sacraments and Rites of Passage in Latino/Hispanic Contexts.”