Evangelism Today! Evangelism Training in Portugal
For more than three decades, World Methodist Evangelism (WME) has trained indigenous, front-line evangelism leaders. We continued that important work in January, in partnership with our World Methodist Evangelism Institute and the Evangelical Methodist Church of Portugal. The theme of the seminar was “Evangelism Today! That the World Might Know Jesus Christ.”
Students from Candler Theological Seminary and Gammon Theological Seminary worked and learned alongside pastors and lay leaders from Portugal. WME staff members Kim Reisman and Rob Haynes offered original material around the subjects of “Embrace,” a model for relational evangelism, and “Evangelism in the age of new technologies.” WMEI Executive Director, Wesley de Souza, Candler professor faculty Jehu Hanciles, and Gammon professor, David Whitworth taught as well.
Along with training indigenous leaders across the globe, such international and regional evangelism seminars also provide Wesleyan Methodist seminarians in the United States the opportunity to explore the nature and practice of evangelism in a cross-cultural environment. Additionally, the seminars are occasions for pastors and laity to earn continuing education credits while experiencing evangelism in other cultural contexts. These transformative experiences are critical to building bridges across both geography and tradition and to promoting preaching, teaching, and witnessing grounded uncompromisingly in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Plans are underway for the next seminars:
- Peru, August 2019
- Sri Lanka, January 2020
- Fiji, August 2020 (Pastor’s Continuing Education track available)
If your seminary would like to be involved in these opportunities, or to find out more about the Continue Education options, contact Rob Haynes, firstname.lastname@example.org.