I’m back from a 3 day Evangelism Training Seminar at the Lake Ann Camp outside of Traverse City Michigan, where I taught on conversational evangelism.
The group of folks came from a variety of denominations:
- Christian Reformed,
- and a few others.
Many came from the local area, and one couple came from Canada.
I even met author Ken Kreh, who has written a book entited “I See Him, I see Him,” and runs a website at I See Jesus.net.
From Fear to Freedom:
- stereotyped ideas about evangelism,
- negative experiences with contact evangelism
- have had embarrassing experiences with evangelists, and
- in many cases feel afraid to share their faith for fear of messing it up or destroying a friendship.
Fear and nervousness is a subtle atmospheric subtext of the evangelism conferences I enter.
This seems to be normal for the network circles I run in.
What I teach in my Evangelism Seminars
The main thrust is all about
- the sovereignty of God over the process of evangelism,
- How the Holy Spirit draws a person to faith
- the initiating work of the Holy Spirit in evangelism,
- and listening to the Holy Spirit.
By the end of the workshop or conference, many have said
“You have helped me move from fear of evangelism to a freedom to share my faith.” (See Testimonials)
My style is conversational evangelism, starting where my conversational partner is, rather than bringing them to a predetermined theological starting point.
My goal is to help another person along in their spiritual journey to discover God through Christ.
I want to express my deep thanks to the fine folks who attended this weekend.
You gave me great grace, a warm welcome when my flight was 5 hours late and I missed the opening of the event, and many of you have given me feedback to help grow the material.
You all were a blast to laugh with, and I enjoyed those times of sweet fellowship around the table. Feel free to send me an email (or use the contact form to the right) to stay in touch.