Redefining Outreach Success
Numbers do not validate a gospel ministry.
Statistics do not make a church credible.
If not treated with care, our human nature can draw inaccurate portraits from numbers. They can either puff up egos or create a disheartening atmosphere that paralyzes outreach activity.
Due to the radically changing landscape within our communities, congregations may rethink how to use numbers to gauge success in their outreach efforts. I believe there is a better gauge to use in today’s world. Read More
The Positive Impact on Doing Less in Evangelism
The best leadership advice I received this year is this axiom: “Do Less Then Obsess.” This transforming thought came from the book, “Great at Work” by Morten T. Hansen. It challenges business leaders to destroy the prevailing wisdom of what makes a great worker by providing statistical support on a radically different mindset. The common denominator that separated great workers from the rest is that they discipline themselves to focus on a few key activities — then obsess over them. This wisdom could be applied for Christian believers who desire to share the message of salvation with others. Read More
Prepared to witness at the most unlikely places – even Toledo OH
When the Bible tells believers to always be prepared to give an answer for the hope that we have in Christ, he means it. Opportunities will spring up to proclaim the gospel when we least expect it. Instead of being timid, believers can embrace opportunities to witness what Christ has already done for us. A great example of this happened a few weeks ago in Toledo. Read More
Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Corvallis OR
With a heart full of praise and thanksgiving for what Christ has already won for us on the cross, our lips proclaim his mighty works to the world. Members at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Corvallis OR partnered with Praise and Proclaim Ministries to receive evangelism training so that they may go out into their community and confidently witness their faith to others. The Lord blessed our weekend together. Read More
Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Toledo OH
When you treat people with love and respect before proclaiming the gospel, most will respond back politely. This is what members from New Hope Lutheran Church in Toledo, OH learned when they went out into the neighborhood surrounding their church to plant seeds of the gospel. And the Lord opened doors for them to declare a brief message about what Christ has already done for us. Read More
A witnessing tip to help overcome the fear of not knowing what to say
We introduce Jesus Christ through His Word! Only through the power of God’s Word can a lost soul receive faith. Jesus is the Word became flesh. He is the gospel. When Christian believers think of proclaiming the gospel as introducing Christ to the world, it can have a profound impact on overcoming our fears. Read More
Confronting the “What if?” questions in evangelism
Doubt breeds a distracted heart. Whims supersede trust in God’s promises. Questions lend to inactivity — especially when it’s something we know the Lord wants believers to do.
When God commissions us to go out into the world and proclaim the gospel, have you found yourself asking:
“What if nobody is going to listen to me?”
“What if I don’t know what to say?”
“What if I just don’t want to do it?”
It is comforting to know that an important figure in the Old Testament wrestled with the same doubts and excuses when God commissioned him to carry out an important task.
God does provide a solution to confront the “What if?” questions in evangelism. It’s based on trust. Read More