Evangelism and Discipleship Webinars

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We've created a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We hope these sessions will provide access to individuals, information and resources that will help to make a difference.

Webinars will take place on Zoom, lasting an hour (unless otherwise stated). They will focus on a specific theme, featuring speakers from the National Evangelism & Discipleship team, and will include a Q&A.

Spaces are limited and registration is required in advance.

Full details, including sign-up links, are included below.

We look forward to hosting you.

What the Church is noticing in these strangest of times

In 2015 Pope Francis said: “We are not living an era of change but a change of era.”
We have been experiencing our culture and society changing for many years, yet the pandemic has accelerated the pace of change. So, what are we noticing in the world around us and what opportunities and challenges might these shifts mean for the Church of England?
Join Heather Cracknell and guests to hear about the work she has undertaken to hear from people working and worshipping in our church the length and breadth of the country, across varied and diverse forms of ministry.

Presenter: Heather Cracknell, Head of Development for Fresh Expressions

Date and time: This webinar had been due to take place in late July, but will now happen in September. A new date and time will be confirmed shortly. All who had signed up for the July date will be contacted once the new date and time are known. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A season to remember 2020: All Souls, Remembrance and Christmas.

There are few people who haven’t been touched by loss of some kind this year. Revd Canon Sandra Millar explores how the church can help people to remember those who have died, particularly around All Souls Day, Remembrance Sunday and as we journey towards a very different sort of Christmas. This webinar provides practical advice for finding new ways to be there for people, even though our usual patterns of worship may not be possible.

Presenter: Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events and Welcome

Date and time: Thursday 24th September, 2-3 pm



Presenter: Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events and Welcome

Date and time: Thursday 24th September, 4-5 pm

Please register here. 


Opening the Doors: Making the most of our opportunities

Opening the Doors – a webinar with Michael Harvey, Sandra Millar and Stephen Hance. How do we continue to make the most of every opportunity for welcome, pastoral care, and evangelism, in our new hybrid on-line and off-line world? We will also be hearing from two church leaders and the Church of England Digital Team.”

Presenters: Stephen Hance, Michael Harvey and Sandra Millar. 

Date and time: October 15th 2020, 2-3pm


Please register here

Youth Ministry in a COVID world

Since we went into lockdown back in March, youth ministry has undergone a dramatic overhaul. Originally moving everything online, and now finding ways to safely transition back to face to face, sometimes we can struggle for inspiration as to what the best ways are to engage with the young people in our church communities. Jimmy Dale, National Youth Evangelism Officer for the Church of England, hosts a conversation with 8 youth ministers from across the country, talking through what youth ministry has looked like over the past 6 months and what they are planning for the Autumn term. This session will be full of practical ideas and things you can do to reconnect with the young people in your community.

Presenters: Jimmy Dale, National Youth Evangelism Officer

Date and time: October 13th 2020, 1-2pm


Please register here