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The Edmonton diocese will begin a new formation program for Lay Evangelists in 2024. The formation will take place over 10 Saturday modules (approximate time frame 10 am to 3 pm), at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 15495 Castle Downs Rd, Edmonton. We anticipate completing seven modules in 2024, and the remaining three in early 2025, concluding with a licensing of new evangelists later in the spring of 2025.

The purpose of the formation is to equip evangelists with a good grasp of the Gospel, confidence and sensitivity in sharing it with others in various ways, and the ability to help new disciples take their first steps as followers of Jesus.

The Diocesan Manual of Lay Evangelists gives more details about the program and the formation process.

Candidates for the program need the approval of their rector and vestry. The warden of lay evangelists, the Rev. Tim Chesterton, is happy to have conversations with possible candidates and their rectors. Please email Tim at