10 Roles an Evangelism Committee Can Have in The Church

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Why does your evangelism committee exist at your church?Is it just another meeting?Does it really fulfill the role of helping the church do the work of evangelism?Recently I've been asked to comment on the role of an evangelism committee or evangelism ministry in the local church.  What are the functions of a church evangelism … [Read more...]

Pastor Training in Guatemala

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Pentecost is the time where we remember when and how the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the church.The fruit of that day is seen: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8 (NIV)Pero cuando venga el Espíritu … [Read more...]

Review of Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy

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Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy is subtitled Live a Consistent, Spiritually Powerful life.From the back cover: “a book about breaking free from a spiritually weak life to achieve the consistently powerful one that is available to every believer.It’s a Bible Study 101 that guides reader to a greater revelation of God.” Summary of Beyond … [Read more...]

Statistics on PC USA Membership Loss 2008

PC USA Membership Statistics

Since the PC USA is where I hold my ordination as pastor, these statistics are of interest to me, and I know that many of the EvangelismCoach.org subscribers are in that same tribe.Source: PC(USA) - Presbyterian News Service - PC(USA) records steepest membership loss since reunion in 1983. Membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) fell by … [Read more...]

How to Make and Use Church Name Tags

Do we change our church name?

For churches that have considered and want to implement using nametags, today's post gives you some thoughts about how to make and use nametags in church. 1.  Preprint church name tags for your regular attendees One church set up two large registration areas.One has preprinted tags for regular attendees and blank name tags for first-time … [Read more...]

How Paul Planted the Church in Corinth

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This weekend in my devotional time, I spent time pondering how Paul planted a church in a foreign city, particularly Corinth, from Acts 18.I found several parallels to my current church planting work. 1. He connected with the local people When he came to the town, “he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from … [Read more...]

They Like Jesus But Not The Church – A Review

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I recently picked up and reread my copy of They like Jesus, but not the Church by Dan Kimball, in review to a post I read this week at the Christian Manifesto.Kimball gears his book at those who want to get out of the Christian subculture and actually engage people in spiritual conversation.In fact, most of Part I is how he came to that … [Read more...]

The Rabbit and the Elephant Review

Rabbit and the Elephant Book Review

Today, I’m participating in a blog book tour for The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today's Church Tony and Felicity Dale.Others have published their entry ahead of me (see below), and a few others will follow behind. The Rabbit and the Elephant A movement of house churches is reaching the tipping point in North … [Read more...]

The Rabbit and the Elephant Webinar

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This webinar has passed.You can watch the replay and download the podcast here: Rabbit and the Elephant Webinar Replay Here is the resource page: Rabbit and the Elephant Resource Page Here is a book review: Rabbit and the Elephant ReviewGrab our EvangelismCoach newsletter to get future webinar announcements.A movement of house … [Read more...]

Make it easy to Build Relational Connections

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As the author, I get to hear various reasons why people buy my book on church hospitality, How to Welcome Church Visitors.Why are church hospitality committees (Read: What do Church Hospitality Committees do?) looking to improve their hospitality ministry in their church by buying my book?Fear that a visitor to their church will come a few … [Read more...]