Category Archives: Evangelism

Raising the Evangelism Bar by Lowering It

Evangelism Bar.001I realize that it may sound contradictory, but at times, the way you raise the evangelism bar in your ministry is actually by lowering it. What do I mean by this?

A common way of trying to raise the evangelism bar is with grandiose ideas and a bigger vision. In this model, students are challenged to “reach their school for Christ”. Or another outreach event is created and students are challenged to invite their friends. Or we create a teaching series on sharing your faith. We passionately share what to do and why to do it. By talking about evangelism, teaching on evangelism, and casting a bigger-than-life vision for reaching the lost we “raise the bar”.   Read the rest of this entry

Equipping Students for Evangelism

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Being disciples that make disciples that make disciples who also go on to make disciples requires intentionality, equipping, and the alongside support of other disciplemakers.

This is why I love this video from Jason Lamb from Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, TN.

Find a Tool!

First, it informs us of a great little resource to help put in the hands of students to help them share the gospel with their friends. I love helpful tools. Read the rest of this entry

FREE Resource Helping Students Live on Mission Back Home

Heading on mission with your students this summer?   What about living on mission when you return?   My friend, Carl Blunt and his ministry “LifeBook” can put a FREE tool in your hands to help your students stay engaged in the mission when they return home.  

The Life Book Movement helps mobilize your students as missionaries to their schools.  During a short-term “mission trip,” your students hand out free copies of The Life Book to their classmates during school.  At no cost to you or your ministry, Life Books are provided so your students can hand out about 50 apiece during this mission focus. The Life Book serves as a great evangelistic tool, providing the gospel in a contemporary translation with relevant, interactive elements.  The Life Book Movement was founded by The Gideons International in 2009 and, since its inception, over half a million copies of The Life Book have been handed out by students during school.  1.2 million copies of The Life Book are being printed for distribution by students during the coming 2011-2012 school year.  Our mission is to serve youth ministries by helping them raise up a generation of student missionaries who take the gospel first to their classmates and then to the world.

Go to http://www.thelifebook.com now for more information.  We only have 1.2 million Life Books for the coming school year and they are going fast.

 (See what Doug Fields has to say about The Life Book here:  http://www.thelifebook.com/ym-welcome-ad-2011.php)

Evangelism: A catalyst for growth

It is often assumed that evangelism will be the natural by-product of growing in our relationship with Jesus.   It doesn’t take too much reflection to realize that if this is true then why is it not working with our adults?   How many people in their 50’s have sat through countless sermons, Bible studies, small groups and conferences and yet sharing their faith with others seems to be nearly non-existent? Read the rest of this entry

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