Eight free webinars this fall will offer a chance for participants to learn from and interact with the eight authors who wrote the first evangelism tool designed by the PC(USA) in nearly a decade.

The webinar series is based on the 8 Habits of Evangelism and coordinated by the PC(USA) Theology, Formation & Evangelism.

 An article about the 8 Habits of Evangelism resources – and the related webinar programs being presented by the eight authors who are involved in the Presbyterian church and explored one of the habits in depth – was published online August 23, 2021, by Paul Seebeck of the Presbyterian New Service.  

The first webinar – scheduled for Wednesday, September 8 – will feature a discussion about justice led by Ralph Watkins, professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Additional sessions will be held at 3 p.m. each Wednesday through October 27 via Zoom. The other topics and presenters include:

  • September 15 – Radical welcome with Shanea Leonard
  • September 22 — Worship with Bruce Reyes-Chow
  • September 29 — Sacraments with Aisha Brooks-Johnson
  • October 6 — Prayer with Tom Bagley
  • October 13 — Fellowship with Jose Manuel Capella-Pratts and Vilmarie Cintron-Olivieri
  • October 20 — Teaching with Tod Bolsinger
  • October 27 — Generosity with Leanne Van Dyke  

To prepare for the discussion with each author who wrote about one habit, click here to find the program lesson with details, biblical references, illustrations and questions about each practice. Biographical information about each author/ presenter can be found by clicking here and scrolling down the page. Click here for a video recording by each presenter about their topic and here for a digital copy of the 8 Habits of Evangelism book 

“We were eager to put out a new resource that addressed evangelism in today’s context,” said the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Threadgill, associate director of TFE. “These webinars are an opportunity to explore the resource and go deeper into our understanding of these habits together.”

The habit and discussion to be presented during each webinar are designed for people of faith to go deeper into the wonder of God’s justice and reconciliation for the world – which is also the purpose of the upcoming digital REvangelism Conference from Montreat Conference Center November 1-3.