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...]

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...]

Pray First then Watch

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I truly believe that prayer opens conversational doors.One of the principles that I put forth in my Fear Free Evangelism Seminar  is that when you pray, evangelism stuff happens.Conversations appear.  You don't have to force a conversation.  Conversations about faith simply show up.The challenge is then how to listen to their spiritual … [Read more...]

Evangelism Training in the Local Church

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Many churches (particularly in mainline traditions) ask me about evangelism training.Are there good programs available? What program do you recommend? How do I as a pastor train my church to do evangelism? What resources are good for us?The best form of personal evangelism training is simply to do it and have debriefing sessions … [Read more...]

Divine Appointment: God’s presence is with us

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In my previous conversation at the corner McDonald's where I spent two hours discussing faith, the gospel, and the need for Jesus, my conversation partner brought up Mathew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the … [Read more...]

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism

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We know that God's Spirit is at work in us as believers, training us, teaching us, and transforming us.But, I also want to point out how the Holy Spirit prepares the way for evangelism to occur naturally. Phillip and the Ethiopian Consider Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.Clearly the Spirit of God was at work in the life of the … [Read more...]

God — The Evangelist

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We can't cause, create, nor bring results in evangelism.Evangelism is ultimately a spiritual activity, and the fruit (i.e., a disciple) of our work is truly God's doing.We can weep for the lost, or labor in prayer, but salvation is truly a gift from God.We can share our faith, engage in spiritual conversation, listen to questions, be … [Read more...]

I want to feel Jesus

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We go to a little Spanish community church.We are the only North American family in the place (by American -- they mean me, the English speaker).God has used this little church in ways to allow me to experience some healing and growth in my life, even though Spanish is not in my native language.The service is in Spanish: prayers, … [Read more...]