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Licensed Lay Evangelist

Becoming a Licensed Lay Evangelist

Do you have a passion for sharing faith with those outside the life of the local church?  Could you encourage other members of your church to do likewise?  We are holding a series of opportunities to explore becoming a Licensed Lay Evangelist:

Taster session in Bury St Edmunds
Thursday 11 October, 6.30pm: including cooked evening meal
Christchurch Morton Hall, Bury St Edmunds
Please book here: https://lay-evangelist-taster-session-bury.eventbrite.co.uk

Pilot Programme
St Peter's Church House, Stoke Park Drive, Ipswich IP2 9TH

A series of eight sessions lead by a team of seasoned evangelists of our Licensed Lay and Church Army Evangelists.  This pilot course is being developed with the support of the Church Army Training Centre using a variety of learning opportunities that are accessible, practical and shaped by best practice from across the country.  The course will cover:

  • sharing hospitality
  • inspiring stories of a range of evangelists at work in different contexts
  • core content including:  sowing seeds of faith; listening to context, being church, enabling others in pastoral evangelism, reflecting well
  • learning through failure, healthy evaluation, sticky communication, creating space to engage in Big Questions
  • interactive prayer
  • development of collective spiritual practices

Eight Tuesday evenings: 6 November; 4 December; 22 January; 26 February; 19 March; 9 April; 4 June and 2 July.  

Saturday experiential away day - Saturday 16 February, details tbc 
One weekend mission - Friday 4 – Sunday 6 May, details tbc

You could be join our growing team of evangelists if you successfully complete the initial course, have two references (including one from your incumbent), interview with a Bishop and formal support of your PCC.  You will need a commitment to on-going training and being part of an annual parish mission. For more information please contact on Captain Andrew Payne 07950 562724 or email: cap.adpayne@gmail.com