I’ve got a few great feeds set up in my reader to keep the inspiration fresh. I can flip through blogs while passing time somewhere. Everynow and then, some great gems appear. I try to share a few every now and then
Does Jesus Use People?
Does Jesus “Use People?” (In The Negative Sense) via @evangelism4all
“You know, at church, I am a co-leader of one our small group Bible studies. We are allowing an older Christian lady to teach on the end times for a couple of weeks. She is a very nice Christian lady. However, most average Christians are totally messed up when it comes to evangelism and their understanding of it. For example, last night she said that God wants to save us so that he can have us as his friends. He does not save us for us to do things for him. She said God does not use people. He just wants to save us so that he can love us.”
What are we to make of this?
Read more here
Do We Tell Students the Wrong Gospel?
Rob Trenckmann (@RobTrenckmann) notices:
I’ve noticed that our versions of the gospel don’t seem to match the gospel that the apostles shared in the book of Acts. We emphasize different things. We leave stuff out that they say. We say stuff that they leave out. In fact, our versions of the gospel often don’t even match the gospel that Jesus tells.
He goes on to share a version of the gospel outline and invites your commentary on it. Add your thoughts to his comments
Last Minute Marketing for Your Easter Service
At Church Plant Marketing, Kris Neese is the marketing dude for a Washington state church plant who has been working a marketing strategy to promote their Easter Services.
He tells the story of their use of Facebook, Yelp, and even Craigslist Marketing to get their Easter event ranked in search engines.
Check out this screenshot I just took to see how things are working so far on the Easter Marketing Plan described in this blog post. Our tiny church has the top SIX organic (free) results on the page!
It is possible, even with a few weeks before Easter, to follow those marketing steps and see what kind of results you get to attract people to your church