In a new resolution titled “We’re Sorry We Ever Told You About Jesus,” All Faiths Episcopal Church officially apologized for its awful history of evangelizing, including telling others about right and wrong, and negatively impacting the community by teaching the Bible.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
Evangelism often gets a bad rap, so the question is: How did this happen?
- Overreacting? This satire highlights the overreaction of mainline churches to some evangelism methods.
- How to Share the Gospel? If this satire pokes fun at the ways that evangelism has “gone wrong” for this church, are there alternatives to consider?
- Continuing to Adapt: As new generations and new challenges come along, the ways we share the timeliness Gospel message need to shift and change.
Have you had positive or negative experiences with evangelism?
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