Witness Well

Witness Well

Ways to build a mission mindset at my church

People with the gift of evangelism often feel like lone rangers. They have a passion to win the lost and are bold to proclaim the gospel, but many Christians avoid participating with them. What are some ways an evangelist can help build a mission mindset at their congregation without getting frustrated? Read More

Praying for the Fruit of Patience in Evangelism

Our human nature has always been impatient. It doesn’t require much effort. That’s why patience is referred to as a virtue or an art form. It takes practice. For evangelism, the fruit of patience is a work of God in us. And it becomes one of the most important attributes for believers who are concerned about advancing God’s kingdom. Read More

A witnessing prayer

Witnessing Christ in today’s world is a daunting task.  Competing truths, busyness and the distractions in life add up to what seemingly is a disinterested public. When you include our own fear and weaknesses, a believer needs to rely on God for his power and strength.

The great Christian missionaries of old knew that prayer is an important component to be God’s witnesses. They are songs of praise that come from a heart overflowing with thankfulness to the Lord. “Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.” (Psalm 9:7) Read More

Being a One Talent Church

In Jesus’ parable of the talents, he encourages all believers to fully exercise their faith by investing their gifts to further his work. This includes congregations as well. It doesn’t matter the size of the church, God still desires faithfulness to advance his kingdom. What does a one talent church look like?

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The Old Father and his Lawn

How do believers become inspired to proclaim the gospel? Since evangelism is not a requirement for heaven, nor a means to seek God’s approval. What does it take for Christians to share the Good News with others? A story about an old man and his lawn may give us an answer. Read More

Four ways to start becoming an innovative church

Innovation can be an intimidating word. Its connotation suggests change and being outside our comfort zone. Yet, innovation plays a key role in helping congregations who feel like they are spinning their wheels with their outreach activities. What are some important steps a congregation can take to start becoming an innovative church? Read More

Four Ways to Start Applying Innovation to Communicate the Gospel

I love innovation. I love discovering innovative ways to proclaim the gospel. How can congregations respond in this rapidly changing world to communicate what Christ has already done for us? Read More

Being a Christmas tree of life for others

Because of what Christ has already done for us, those who trust in him are righteous. Because of Christ in us, believers are trees of life. How can we convey this to others? Read More

Discovering big breaks come in small packages

One of the greatest promises God gives – and one of the hardest to trust – is that God’s hand is in everything. How do we make that promise real? Read More

An Anecdote for Selfish Ambition in the church

 

Ambition can prompt people to succeed in today’s world. The pursuit of power, glory, or to further a cause fuels a person to wholly invest their time and energy into that goal. Is ambition an appropriate term to help Christians advance God’s kingdom on earth? It all depends upon what is driving the ambition. Read More