From Shawn Stewart, EPC World Mission:
This past summer (of 2014), the World Outreach began offering deeper training and equipping to our field missionaries in the area of works of the Holy Spirit. We had the Presbyterian Renewal Ministries International team lead this week long training. Chris was one of the key teachers and trainers, and so I write this having seen his gifts, heard his theological approach and witnessed his sensitivity, as we had missionaries from all types of attitudes about this area.
I cannot say enough on how well Chris and the other PRMI leaders did in training us in this area. Of all those who we sent through this, all came away believing we need to continue to do this training.
Particularly, I saw in Chris a very amazing ability to read our group and adjust his training that it might get to the core needs that our workers had.
We will again have our second group go through this summer and look forward to Chris’s leadership with this. I hope this can confirm our trust in his ministry gifts, that you might invite him with a little more confidence.
From Pastor Josh, of Riceville Community Church
I am very excited to recommend to you Rev. Chris Walker as a teacher and leader. With the breadth of
ministry experience Chris has had, he brings an enormous amount of gifts, resources and knowledge to
the people of God.
In my personal experiences with Chris I have witnessed a man who has a heart first a foremost for the
Gospel of Jesus Christ and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Last year he preached in our
congregation on the topic of evangelism. The effects that God had on our community through Chris are
still evident (even as of this past weekend). We have people who are still referencing Chris’s teaching
and noting their desire for further growth in this area.
Having seen Chris teach on many occasions with PRMI, I would have to say that the one piece that
constantly impresses me the most, is his desire to encourage people where they are to follow God
towards the mission of God. The practical implications of doing mission through the power of God
versus ourselves is extremely liberating and I find myself needing that reminder constantly.
This stood out to me in a great way while spending time with some of the World Outreach EPC missionaries after a session with Chris. I would like to tell you that they were fired up and ready to go in the name of Christ, but actually they seemed more relieved. As people who were about to enter some of the most dangerous and difficult mission fields in the world, they were relieved by the idea that God is the one going before them and will be the one with them on the field.
I long for this comfort and motivation of the working of God in the world around us (including in our
immediate communities) for myself and my congregation, and so it is without reservation that I
recommend Rev. Chris Walker to you. He is quite beloved in our EPC congregation and throughout the
PRMI community as well.
From Eric Hoey, PC USA Evangelism Director
Chris Walker’s website is the premier site for churches who are struggling to get new visitors into the door.
He covers an abundance of topics every church should have in their DNA as they welcome new visitors.
He offers practical tips on how to share your faith, how to do hospitality ministry, and how greeters and members should approach new visitors.
Chris regularly holds webinars, seminars, and conferences for the church. His site is loaded with excellent information. He offers plenty of practical information for everyone.
Director, Evangelism and Church Growth
People continue to talk about the great things Chris Walker said at the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s Retreat for Church Transformation and Revitalization in 2012.
He more than tripled our typical retreat attendance through his use of electronic registration and the appeal of his topic. His advice for churches is top-notch, helpful, memorable, theological and effective.
I love how he is not pretentious, and is very down-to-earth in his attitude and language.
His seminars are not the kind you enjoy then forget. They’re enjoyable and constantly helpful. Whether the group is 15 people, or 1,500, they’re in for a treat!
Chair of Presbytery of Coastal Carolina’s Committee for Revitalization and Transformation
I just found out that Chris Walker will be doing a workshop in National Capital in February 2010.
For those who don’t know me, I was on your staff for 8 years doing church development, and now I consult all over the country.
I am excited to hear that Chris will be in your midst. He and I were both key note speakers at a national event a little over a year ago.
I was impressed with Chris’ combination of experience and knowledge and how well he invites his listeners in to the ideas he shares.
He has lots of good stories to help you connect with what he is trying to explain. He will offer you practical help and even leave you with action steps you can take home.
I am convinced that all of us, no matter our theological stripe, need to reclaim evangelism as part of our ministry. There is a lot of research out there that shows that Presbyterians have tended to abandon evangelism (for a variety of reasons). While you don’t have to become Billy Graham, or take on a style that does not fit for you, but I do believe you (and I) need to become better at faith sharing again. Chris will help you do that.
“”Practical” and “usable” resources.
Chris Walker is characterized by these two descriptive words. Chris has been gifted to resource believers under the Holy Spirit’s leadership to fulfill the Great Commission through usable evangelistic resources.
He effectively communicates ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in non-threatening ways.
In addition, his focus is on edifying the local body of believers through hospitality, evangelism and mission participation. I highly commend him and his ministry to you.” December 8, 2009,
Director of Missions, Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations (Linked In Recommendation)
“One of the best sites I have found on evangelism. There are more “nuggets” of information on that site than I could read in one sitting. While exploring his site, I felt like a kid in a candy store filled with excellent information on evangelism and church growth.”
— Eric Hoey,
Evangelism and Church Growth Director
“This site is the best site in equipping for personal evangelism I have seen.”
— Jimmy Kinnaird,
North American Mission Board,
Southern Baptist Convention.
“Evangelism is ultimately about hearts alive in the love of Christ and on fire for the gospel. Chris Walker brings both this passion and exceptional technical skill to make EvangelismCoach.org a much needed gift for the mission of the Church.”
— Ron Crandall
Dean of E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism
Sundo Kim Professor of Evangelism and Practical Theology
Asbury Theological Seminary
“Really practical evangelism training for mainline churches is hard to find. This is one of the first places I check for resources.”
— The late Steve Hayner, Professor of Evangelism
Columbia Theological Seminary