On successful completion of the training and on the recommendation of the Warden of Evangelists, the Bishop may license candidates as Evangelists in the Diocese of Edmonton. The license will be for a specified period of time, and renewal is at the Bishop’s discretion.
After training and licensing comes the adventure of sharing the gospel, working in step with the Holy Spirit, and seeing people come to a new joy through faith in Jesus Christ! In order to help this happen, the Warden of Evangelists will help you to negotiate a working agreement with your parish, which will specify such things as which specific tasks you will be working on, how many volunteer hours you will be expected to give to this work, how the parish will support you, and how continuing education will take place. You will be expected to give regular reports on your work, and the parish, the diocese and the warden of evangelists will be there to support you and cheer for you! The diocese will also organize regular opportunities for continuing education so that you can grow your skills and learn new ways of becoming more effective in the ministry to which God has called you.
When Can This Happen? Our next two-year formation process will begin in September 2023 and will conclude at the end of 2024. For more information, contact the Diocesan Warden of Lay Evangelists, the Rev. Tim Chesterton, at email@example.com or 780-437-7231.