In the November issue of Presbyterians Today, I share an article that gives 3 basic steps to overcome your personal fear of evangelism. Sometimes called “the e-word,” as if evangelism is an unspeakable curse word, personal evangelism is generally not a regular discipline among believers in mainline churches because of associations with pushy street preachers. […]
Imagine: You confidently answer a question about why you follow Jesus. Your friend asks you how you became a Christian and you give a clear story. You share the gospel story without being tongue-tied. Just this week, I met a church member who felt that evangelism was not doable because he felt he had no […]
We visited one church 6 times over the course of 3 months since our move to our new place in Florida. It started off pretty good. They made a really good first impression. But we dropped out. We stopped going. They have an awesome Sunday experience. Their worship service was both exciting and sacred. The […]
In our family’s current journey of looking for a church, we empathize anew with Christian families that are new movers and have to find a new church on their own. I am re-discovering is the value of small talk when engaging your first time visitor. (Read these 20 Crazy Church Greeter Comments). Our church visit […]
A church greeter I never met invaded my personal space. An apathetic church greeter gave me a bulletin while talking to a friend. A church greeter wore so much cologne that my eyes watered when standing in his presence.
It was our third visit to a local church in the last 102 weeks. We love visiting that church when we are in that city. In fact, whenever we go, we try to invite a friend to that church. Even through we have not ever experienced followup from filling out their visitor contact card, we […]