By Heather Adams
Special "Pre-Synod" Workshop on Evangelism open to allBy Tom Herrick
Five Ways to Love and Reach Your Community
Pre-Synod Workshop on Evangelism
Friday, November 13, 2015
3:00-6:30 p.m. • Dinner included
The Great Commission Committee is excited to offer a pre-Synod workshop to share more about what various congregations are doing and how they are doing it.We are offering it in conjunction with our annual Synod to allow as many folks as possible from all over the diocese to attend. You do not have to be a Synod delegate to attend this workshop.
Pre-Synod Workshop Registration
Announcing the speakers and sessions at Synod 2015
Friday Evening Eucharist
The Rev. Sam Fergusonis the Associate Pastor for Research and Teaching at the Falls Church Anglican, where he has served for four years. He is currently spending much time in North Carolina as he pursues a Ph.D. in biblical studies, where his research focus is biblical anthropology. He has an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Drexel University, and loves all four Philadelphia sports teams.
Saturday Morning Prayer
The Rev. Erin Bairis building a ministry of spiritual direction, retreat speaking, and teaching, while also serving as Chaplain for Rock Recovery, a faith-based organization offering treatment for individuals recovering from disordered eating. She has served as an Associate Rector at Restoration Anglican Church, a Chaplain Resident at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, IA, and a Seminarian at The Falls Church Anglican. Erin earned an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from Harvard College (English and the Comparative Study of Religion). She is currently enrolled in Selah, a certificate program in spiritual direction. Erin serves on DOMA's Standing Committee and Ordination Committee.
Optional Lunch Sessions
1.Church Planting Internships and Residencies(Rev. Tom Herrick and Mr. Mal Young)Internships and residencies are a great way to develop the leadership pipeline in your congregation. Come learn more about how you can create a place where young ministry leaders can blossom as they help your church grow and gain valuable experience that will prepare them to launch a new church plant. You'll hear wonderful testimonies from churches that have been blessed by working with interns and residents.
The Rev. Tom Herrickserves as our part-time Canon for Church Planting. He and his wife, Carol, planted Christ the Redeemer Church in Centreville in 1992. He founded and serves as Executive Director of the Titus Institute for Church Planting, coaching planters, consulting with dioceses and churches, and teaching at Gordon Conwell Seminary. He is on the Provincial church planting leadership team for the Anglican Church in North America.Mal Youngis a member of the Falls Church Anglican. Mal and his wife were part of the start-up congregation All Nations, D.C. He has been amember of the Great Commission Committee since the foundingof the diocese.
The Rev. Sue Hardmanis a priest at Truro Anglican Church and has been a spiritual director for more than 30 years.Desiree Barkeris an experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, and teacher; she serves on the staff of the Titus Institute for Church Planting.The Rev. Erin Bairis currently partnering with the Great Commission Committee to offer spiritual direction to DOMA church planters.Hope Foster Brittis a spiritual director, retreat leader, and the founder of Caol Ait, a retreat community in Clifton.
1.Challenges to Religious Liberty: Practical Tips to Articulate Your Church’s Religious Identity and to Strengthen Your Legal Rights(Scott Ward)This breakout session will outline the primary legal challenges that churches, clergy, and lay members will face in the post-Obergefell culture and will provide legal and practical recommendations and resources to help churches protect their legal rights and their ministries in this rapidly changing cultural and legal environment. There will be significant time for questions and answers concerning the specific steps which our churches may need to take.
Scott Wardis Chancellor of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, as well as Chancellor of The Falls Church Anglican, CANA andthe Anglican Church in North America. He is an attorney and managing owner of Gammon & Grange and has extensive experience in religious freedom issues, having consulted on numerous amicus briefs and on proposed federal legislation.
The Rev. Mary Maggard Haysis Canon to the Ordinary in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and Visiting Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity School for Ministry. In 2015, she also began serving as a part-time consultant for DOMA, primarily coaching clergy in crisis or transition. In each of these roles she has focused on the intersection of Christian formation and leadership.
3.Designing an Evangelism Strategy that Really Worksw(The Rev. Tom Herrick and the Rev. Jay Baylor)This workshop will lead participants through a process to design and implement an evangelism strategy for your congregation. Participants will focus on understanding their community, building relational bridges for evangelism, designing outreach and follow up strategies, as well as engaging parishioners personally in evangelism and discipleship of new believers.
The Rev. Tom Herrickserves as the diocesanCanon for Church Planting.He is theexecutive director of the Titus Institute for Church Planting and serves on the provincial church planting leadership team for the Anglican Church in North America.The Rev. Jay Bayloris planting a multi-ethnic church in East Baltimore called Church of the Apostles in the City with ministry partner, Pastor Carletta Wright. Jay has twenty years of ministry experience as a house church pastor, youth and young adult pastor and as a Young Life area director.
Georgette Forneyis president of Anglicans for Life, helping the church address abortion, abstinence, adoption, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research. She is the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the physical, spiritual and emotional harm abortion does to women and to let those who are hurting from abortion know help is available.
Sharon Steinmilleris the director of the New Wineskins Missionary Network. She has taught English to businessmen and university faculty in China from 1981 to 1985, where she and her teammates were the first Christians most of their students had ever met. She also worked as an international student specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.