Is Relational Evangelism in the Old Testament?

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A reader submitted a question about evangelism in the Old Testament. I'd love to be steered toward some Old Testament passages that relate to "Relational Evangelism" any passages come to mind? Part of how I answer the question is rooted in how I define evangelism and relational evangelism.  So let's start with these My definition of … [Read more...]

4 Free Evangelism Tools Everyone Must Have

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Churches without a budget for evangelism training can still grow the evangelistic passion within a congregation with these four free resources that every church already has.You don't have to invite me to come and give a conference, or even look for evangelistic tools to buy.   … [Read more...]

Which type of ambassador for Christ are you?

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When I wear a shirt with my business logo on the  pocket, I represent my evangelism training business.  I see eyes of people read my shirt when I introduce myself to them, or when they sit next to me on a plane or in a mall food court.  It often leads to a "what do I do?" type conversation where I present the solutions I bring to helping churches … [Read more...]

Are you a Genesis 3 Christian?

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I listened to the testimony of an adult woman from Guatemala.  She is 2nd from the left in the image. Her journey to faith brought me to tears, and once again aroused my desire to help other people share the good news of Jesus Christ.  As you read or listen her story, ask yourself this question:  Where would you start with the gospel?  Genesis 3, … [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...]

Appropriate Silence in Personal Witnessing

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I've got a few friends who have always been hostile to talking about faith.Their level of spiritual thirst has been low.  In fact, it's downright hostile.We remain friends, but talking about Jesus provokes emotional hostility or an evasive awkward silence.Other times, they attempt to change the subject.When I try to open up … [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...]

Is it ever too soon to share the gospel?

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When I talk with some other evangelism trainers, we often encounter the question How soon do we need to share the gospel with some one? Because we believe in the radical importance of a person's salvation, we want them to know now.But we don't want to be a stubborn jerk or obnoxiously repulsive evangelist.We want to have some kind of … [Read more...]

Do I Need to Know My Spiritual Gifts before I do Evangelism?

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Note: I'm in Black Mountain NC this week, doing some video taping on personal evangelism training, so this week will have some guest articles.Today's Guest Article is from Jeffrey Johnson, author of Got Style? Personality Based Evangelism, who recently did a blog book tour (see related links at the end).See my review of Got Style at … [Read more...]

Book Review: Evangelism in the New Testament

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"Offenses ought to be pardoned, for few offend willingly, but only as led by some excitement" -- Hegesippus, 300 BC. When a book on evangelism methodology starts with a quote about pardoning offences, I wonder why the author feels the need to start there with his reader.I finished reading Evangelism in the New testament after writing a … [Read more...]