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Commissioned Church Army Evangelist
If your calling is to be an evangelist working in the name of the church and authorised by the Anglican Church, then you should explore your calling to be a Commissioned Church Army Evangelist. We will help you discern your calling, equip you with training and study, and help you follow where God is leading you. Church Army training is part of the preparation for being commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist and recognised for ministry by the Church of England and other Anglican Provinces.Find out more
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Meet our Tutors
Church Army’s tutors are experienced practitioners and theological educators. It’s their job not just to introduce our Evangelists-in-Training to the wider theory and practice of evangelism, but to also form their development as leaders in their churches.Click here
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If you’re interested in finding out more about training as a Church Army Evangelist or joining the Church Army Mission Community, come along to our next Discovery Event.Take me there!
My Church Army Journey
I’m in my third year with Church Army as an Evangelist-in-Training (EiT) and the training is excellent; the level that Durham University and Church Army are taking us to is way beyond anything else I’ve received, and it’s super relevant. All the time we’re being empowered to bring our learning back to our context and have a go.
Often training is very academic and can become exclusive and many people struggle to access it, because of that. I believe we need a much more practical approach. For me, the practical side of Church Army training is so key. We’re not learning in a vacuum.
The training we receive is current and contemporary, and there’s a willingness to adapt; to listen to the student voice, and to keep the course as relevant as it possibly can be.
THE FACT THAT CHURCH ARMY COVERS THE COSTS IS AMAZING BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT IT’S ACCESSIBLE – WHATEVER YOUR BACKGROUND, WHEREVER YOU ARE, THE TRAINING IS DOABLE BECAUSE OF THAT SUPPORT.
It breaks down barriers because if you think about the sort of people who end up doing clergy training, they are a particular type, whereas the mix of folk that we have on the Church Army course is so diverse. I’m sure there are people that couldn’t do that without Church Army support. We are really blessed.
Steve Grasham, Church Army Evangelist-in-Training
My Church Army Journey
I was a builder, with a young family, and a mortgage when I got the call to full-time ministry, and I thought there was no chance I could do that. But then when God wants something, you can’t turn your back on it.
For me, I knew I didn’t want to be ordained.
BUT I WANTED TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO ORDINARY PEOPLE.
I’m not an academic person, I’m a practical, pragmatic person, and so the training suited me where I could put into practice what I learnt from lectures. I thought the training was second-to-none. I still look back on it and I draw from it even now.
I’m now in parish ministry in Bermondsey, South East London. The vicar who approached me for the role wanted a CA officer because he really valued the work of Church Army – whether traditional parish ministry or it’s work on the fringes – it was the deep commitment and focus on evangelism that he most admired.
24 years as a commissioned evangelist has been a very positive time. Obviously, there’s been challenges but I’ve not been overwhelmed. It’s been a fulfilling experience seeing people’s lives changed and transformed, supporting people to a living faith, and growing in discipleship.
I feel there would be a gap left, that couldn’t be filled by another organisation, if Church Army wasn’t here. It is the speciality for the lost that is at the heart of Church Army. Because the lost wouldn’t hear the message; they’re out there but they’re a long way away from church, and they need us to step in and fulfil that commitment of Jesus to reach out to them.
Paul Warren, Church Army Evangelist