2023 Laity Evangelism Summit Gathers Pan-Wesleyan Laity

Contact: Barby Bowser, Communications
+1 (828) 454-6800 bbowser@foundationforevangelism.org

In March The Foundation for Evangelism gathered a diverse group of laity in Dallas, Texas. The group hailed from points across the United States, from six Wesleyan-tradition denominations, with one paramount goal in mind: TO LISTEN. Just a few weeks later, the group gathered again online to share, pray, and discuss how they were taking the next steps they had set during the gathering in March. The group discussed community and Kingdom impact that begins because children are first curious, and when welcomed bring the adults in their lives into that welcome. They each shared examples of young people called to preach, youth who answered when the church reached out to the community, and the impact that opening space to the community can have. More check-ins are planned for this “think-tank” group that will be helping the Foundation form the Engaging the Ministry of the Laity initiative in the coming months. We look forward to sharing inspiring stories and resources as they emerge.

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