Book Review:Eats with Sinners

My review on Aaron Chambers Eats with Sinners

I've been in the Church for so long that deep friendships with people apart from Christ have been neglected.I've filled my day with work, managing the lives of my children, administrative and planning for the local church, and running an international ministry.Recently, I've been having a season of reading and re-reading a bunch of books … [Read more...]

Sharing your faith with no results

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Why do some people express great interest in the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet they never cross the line of faith and discipleship?Perhaps you've spent time sharing your faith (maybe a few years) byDeveloping authentic relationships with non-believers Faith sharing conversations over dinner Answering difficult questionsYet, they … [Read more...]

Sharing Faith With Your Friends

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"How do you find forgiveness?"This was a question my neighbor asks while we visit at the poolside on a spring day.While our kids are splashing, shouting, screaming, laughing and diving into the water, my friend talks with me about deep issues of the heart.How did we get to this point? 1.  He is my friend. We laugh and talk about life … [Read more...]

Podcast: Developing a Sowing Mentality – Gary Rohrmayer

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Has your church plateaued in it’s evangelistic effectiveness?Perhaps, your church has stalled out in its evangelistic passion.  People are not coming to faith and your members are not really engaging people into finding faith in Christ.    The life-saving station has become the club of comfort.Yet, other churches continue to grow year after … [Read more...]

Podcast: Equipping People to Reach their Sphere of Influence

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I’ve coached enough pastors and done enough evangelism training seminars to know that one challenge that many of you face is equipping your people for evangelism.How do you lead your congregation in effective evangelism? How do you equip your members to be more confident in sharing their faith? How do you do evangelism training? How can … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part 1

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I’ll be pulling out a few themes. A philosophy of Ministry The foundational drive of this book is … [Read more...]

Church Based Relational Evangelism

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I'll be pulling out a few themes. What's not working? The authors ask: Why Aren't Our Efforts … [Read more...]

Sphere of Influence 3: Where do you play

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(Note: Join us for some practical faith sharing ideas at our upcoming free Webinar with Bill Tenny-Brittian March 26.  Bill’s book Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism is full of more practical relationship building ideas.)Continuing in our series Building New Relationships, we turn today to the third Sphere of Influence: Where do you play? Where … [Read more...]

Spheres of Influence 2: Where do you Work?

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(Note: Download the MP3 podcast of the  free Webinar with Bill Tenny-Brittian.  Bill’s book Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism is full of more practical relationship building ideas.)Continuing in our series Building New Relationships, we turn today to the second Sphere of Influence: Where do you work.In Bill Tenny-Brittian's Hitchhiker’s … [Read more...]

Sphere of Influence 1: Where do You Live

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Picking up from the Last post (Spheres of Influence), here is one example of taking a look at where do you live as a sphere of influence:This example comes from Bill Tenny-Brittian, Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism Several years ago we moved into a planned subdivision that hosts over 5,000 homes.I was a church planter launching a church in … [Read more...]