What Evangelism Is and Isn't
Author Sara Miles, who has written deeply personal books on her conversion to Christianity and her ministry in poor communities in San Francisco, will be talking about listening when she gives the keynote speech at the diocese's convention on November 21 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard.
"I am really interested in talking about evangelism and what evangelism is and isn't," says the author of City of God, Take this Bread, and Jesus Freak. “The short version is that evangelism is about listening; it is not necessarily about telling." Read more.
Nimble Enough to Respond: Church of the Advent, Logan Square
The Rev. Peter Siwek of Church of the Advent in Logan Square doesn’t romanticize doing ministry on a shoestring, but he is clear that it has some advantages. Siwek, who is the quarter-time vicar at the parish on the northwest side of Chicago, says that the congregation’s modest resources help people focus on the reasons they’re at church.
“The greatest spiritual gift is that all we have to offer is the Jesus story in community and the desire to help other people,” said Siwek. Read more.