Book Review: Living Dangerously, Shawn Anderson

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The Great Commission calls each of us to "Go and make disciples."  Your lifestyle plays a part in that process.  Eventually, you'll need to talk about your faith in Christ and share the gospel, but your lifestyle and your character will play a role in your witness.What areas of your character significantly impact another person's journey to … [Read more...]

Evangelism without discipleship is incomplete

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Several years ago, I participated in a street evangelism outreach in a foreign country.I was doing an evangelistic campaign with a mission organization that had mobilized thousands of short term volunteers for ministry in Europe.I learned to share a simple gospel script, such as the Ten Commandments, or the Bridge Illustration.Our team … [Read more...]

Video: What is the role of the Evangelist

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Recently on The Exchange, Rice Broocks joined Ed Stetzer to discuss the role of the evangelist in the church.Every pastor wants the church to grow. I want my own church to grow.However, I don't want only Christians from other churches to be part of my church. I don't want a local believer coming to our midst looking for the "next best … [Read more...]

92% of Jesus’ conversations

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Darrell Davis points out how many conversations that Jesus had. Out of 132 contacts that Jesus had with people recorded in the New Testament, 6 were in the temple, 4 were in the synagogue, and 122 were out in the mainstream of life. (Adapted from Why Christians Sin, by J.K Johnson, Discovery House, 1992)As evangelists, we need to make sure … [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 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...]

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...]

The Art of Noticing People

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A moment with strangers Have you ever been with a group of people and felt like you just needed to talk to that person over there?A sense that God was pointing out that particular person?Phillip (in the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch) was prompted to “Go Stand next to THAT chariot.”Of all the chariots on the road that day, … [Read more...]

11 Steps on How to Lead a Prayer Meeting Focused on Evangelism

How to Lead an Evangelistic Prayer Meeting

Leading your church to pray for their personal evangelism efforts may not be as easy as you think.    I have found that people bring their own agendas to the prayer meeting and it becomes easy for the prayer meeting to be hi-jacked.  Here,  I want to offer to you a simple guideline for an evangelistic prayer meeting.1. In the name of Jesus … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part III

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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.See Part I of Evangelism Where You Live - A Review Part ISee Part II of Evangelism Where You Live - A Review Part IIThis final section of Chapters 5 - 8 gets into the nuts and … [Read more...]