Lay Evangelism

Lay Evangelists in the Diocese of Edmonton

The Diocese of Edmonton has launched a brand new initiative for lay ministry, involving the

formation and training of lay people for the work of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of the church in order to make new disciples for Jesus.


These lay evangelists will be similar to our lay-readers in that they will be volunteer members of the ministry team of a parish, licensed by the Bishop for a specific task. They will be unlike lay-readers, however, in that the primary focus

of their work will not be liturgical leadership within the congregation, but rather the ministry of outreach to those currently outside the Christian community, helping them to move toward faith in Christ.