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

Find Your Personal Testimony

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...]

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...]

Webinar with Bill Tenny-Brittian March 26

Webinar for Churches

Are you familiar with this statistic? There are so few North American Christians practicing evangelism that it takes an average of eighty-five church members one full year to bring one Wanderer to the faith.  Additionally, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the church spends $1,551,466 for each new convert. Why are so few Christians … [Read more...]

Drifting Away from the World

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In They like Jesus, but not the Church, even Dan Kimball confesses that he made the same discovery at one point-- no non-Christian relationships.As I have given relational evangelism training seminars around the US and Latin America, the most common confession I hear from those who have walked with Christ for many years I don't have any … [Read more...]

Do you have any non-Christian Friendships?

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(HT: Image pslim)"I have no non-Christian relationships" confessed one of my evangelism coaching clients (shared with permission). "I was taking an inventory of my personal relationships and discovered that I had surrounded myself entirely with Christians." In the Christian Cocoon This is a common description of many Christians who have been … [Read more...]

Evangelistic Conversation Starter Questions

Divine Appointment Conversations

I found that Intervarsity.org has a some good evangelistic questions during a reasonable conversation, broken out into groups.  Check these out:Some sample questions.Here are some good questions that will help you move into a conversation about spiritual things. Be sure and listen carefully to their answers. And be prepared to share your own … [Read more...]

Business Cards that Church members can give away.

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Some churches play hard to get!Websites don't list any contact information Worship Service times are not on the telephone responder, Service hours are not on on a sign near the front door or on the road.One Low Cost Church Marketing Idea Here is one low-cost idea that you can use to help advertise your church and raise awareness in … [Read more...]