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We are a grant-making foundation established in 1949 to “diffuse the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Today, we live into that vision by promoting, encouraging and providing resources for evangelism in the Wesleyan tradition.

Through grants, resources, partnerships, and relationship building, the Foundation works with Wesleyan-tradition churches and organizations to fulfill our vision:

We are a CATALYST to equip disciples to share the Good News of Jesus Christ

Our work has always focused on strengthening leaders, laity and congregations to be resilient faith communities sharing the Gospel and inviting others into the Body of Christ. For 3/4 of a century, The Foundation for Evangelism has been guided by ONE salutary assumption: The Church is God’s primary vessel for offering abundant life to all creation. Our work to help the Wesleyan-tradition church retain and act upon its zeal for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ has involved countless hours of resourcing, relationship-building and combined grant awards of more than $17 million.

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Our Grant Focus Areas

Raising Up Gospel Leaders

Engaging the Ministry of the Laity

Equipping the Local Church

Small Group and Congregational Resources

Transforming Evangelism

Learn on your own or as a congregational group from this practical study on living an evangelistic life that demonstrates the transforming power of loving God and neighbor. Includes discussion questions.

Transforming Community

This companion to Transforming Evangelism by the same authors, looks at how churches can form missional communities and congregations.

Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
Book & Online Course

Six-week online course co-taught by Drs. Mark Teasdale and Heather Lear guides your leadership team in building a culture of evangelism in your church. Includes copy of the book by the same name. Courses offered in Spring and Fall.

Models of Evangelism

Move beyond the caricatures of evangelism to consider how you can engage in one of eight models of evangelism, whether through one-on-one conversations, social media, social justice, or the liturgy of worship services.

The Adept Church

Learn on your own or as a congregational group from this practical study on living an evangelistic life that demonstrates the transforming power of loving God and neighbor. Includes discussion questions.

For Small Groups or Congregations

Built around a group-study model, these six videos can be used as a 3-6 week study. The study guide provides ideas and discussion questions.

A Field Guide to Methodist Fresh Expressions

A distinctively Wesleyan approach for the Fresh Expressions movement, introducing people to Jesus, expanding the kingdom, and revitalizing churches. A how-to for cultivating and customizing fresh expressions that fit a congregation's local context.

Missional Evangelism

This study guide brings the often separated practices of mission and evangelism into relationship with one another. This is a free resource