April 14 - 8 PM ET / 7PM CT
Priscilla Pope-Levison

April 21 - 8PM ET / 7PM CT
Jeffrey Conklin-Miller

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The Foundation for Evangelism 
The Foundation for Evangelism 

Jeffrey Conklin-Miller Presents on His Recently Released Book 


Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Conklin-Miller (April 21)

Leaning Both Ways at Once
Duke Divinity School

E. Stanley Jones Assistant Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Christian Formation, Royce and Jane Reynolds Teaching Fellow, Director of the Master of Arts in Christian Practice Degree Program, Director of the Methodist House of Studies

Professor Conklin-Miller teaches courses in Christian formation, mission, evangelism, and ministry in the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition. Drawing from conversations in theological ethics, missiology, practical theology, and the Methodist theological tradition, Dr. Conklin-Miller’s research considers the theological relationship of the Church and the world and the connections between ecclesial practices of formation and faithful witness. As an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Conklin-Miller has more than a decade of experience serving local churches in Southern California as an associate pastor, co-pastor, and senior pastor. 

In his most recent book Leaning Both Ways at Once Conklin-Miller suggests that faithful [Wesleyan] evangelism requires living in the tension between the church and the world, "leaning both ways at once," emphasizing the holiness of the church as a particular people, but at the same time, being a people sent to intercede in the world as servants, advocates, and witnesses. This understanding constitutes not only a broader reframing of evangelistic mission but also a vision for the identity and agency of the church in the Wesleyan tradition: a Methodist missional ecclesiology.

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Rev. Dr. Heather Lear

Rev. Dr. Heather Lear


Research & Teaching Fellow for The Foundation for Evangelism

Rev. Dr. Heather Lear works with The Foundation for Evangelism as the Teaching and Research Fellow. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Evangelism for The United Methodist Church Discipleship Ministries. Heather is an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and served local churches in Raleigh-Durham and Rocky Mount areas. In addition to working with the FFE, Heather serves as a representative of the UMC at Evangelism Connections, an ecumenical group that focuses on evangelism, and she is active as a teacher and leader in her local church.


Rev. Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison (April 14)

Models of Evangelism
Perkins School of Theology, SMU

Associate Dean for External Programs, Professor of Ministerial Studies

Priscilla Pope-Levison, award-winning author, historian, pastor, professor, and higher education administrator, has a heart for the ancient yet contemporary Christian practice of evangelism. While she admits its negative stereotypes, she is not deterred from moving the discussion about evangelism – and its practice – forward. She responds to this hesitancy in her upcoming book, Models of Evangelism (Baker Academic, 2020), by taking evangelism back to its basics. In this superb book, she gathers together her vast experience over several decades of teaching, speaking, and writing into a compelling and coherent one-stop shop for all things evangelism.

Learn more about Models of Evangelism at https://youtu.be/m8mG7Q69J2M