New Evangelism Training Cohorts Take Shape

The Foundation for Evangelism’s Grants Committee recently met to approve the creation of two new training cohorts. The Southwestern Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and World Methodist Evangelism are the groups leading these cohorts, supported by the Foundation. Both of these cohorts address the need for spiritual training in evangelism across the Wesleyan tradition family.

The Southwestern Episcopal District of the AMEZ church’s cohort will offer evangelism training for Directors of Evangelism, both in the AMEZ church, and other folks in the Wesleyan tradition. This six-session cohort will address biblical definitions of discipleship, spiritual preparation, practical approaches, training trainers, and will conclude with a commission for students to take what they have learned and use within their own ministries and communities. Following these training sessions, cohort participants will engage in quarterly follow-up sessions for two years.

World Methodist Evangelism’s cohort, FLAME 2.0 will cultivate strong pastoral leaders who are spiritually well-formed, equipped to empower others to make disciples, and committed to reaching their communities for Jesus Christ. The cohort will review proven processes focused on spiritual formation, mission action planning, and shared leadership for core learning. The program will also adapt content as themes emerge through cohort member input, as a form of contextual learning. FLAME fellows cohorts will experience a 10-month, in-depth program which includes coaching in a supportive small group context, relational accountability, the opportunity for collaborations work, and experiential learning through guest leaders as well as site visits in the US and abroad.

The Foundation for Evangelism’s support of these cohorts will promote evangelism training across the Wesleyan tradition, using proven processes that are structured by John Wesley’s teachings. Objectives learned will encourage practical application outside of the classroom, in church ministries and communities.

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