Category: Praise and Proclaim Ministries

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Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in St. Peter MN

The city of St. Peter MN is located ten miles north of Mankato and has a population of 11,000. It is the home of Gustavus Adolphus College and could be considered a small college town with a strong ELCA presence. Some could say that the area is over-churched to go out into the community to spread the gospel, but that wasn’t the case at Saint Peter Lutheran Church and School.

Praise and Proclaim Ministries partnered with Saint Peter Lutheran and launched an outreach initiative October 5-6. We were blessed to have seventy adults and twenty-two children from around the Minnesota Valley come for the evangelism training on Friday evening. The next morning, thirty-one people went throughout the St. Peter community to put their training into practice and plant the seeds of the gospel. Read More

Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Tucson AZ

There are benefits going door-to-door to proclaim the gospel in 100-degree weather. The people you meet at the door will be either impressed with your zeal or baffled by it. Either way, you can get people’s attention and gain a hearing to proclaim the gospel.

This was the case at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ. Praise and Proclaim Ministries rejoices with the opportunity to partner with the members to launch an outreach initiative. God blessed the effort. Read More

Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Des Moines IA

“Oh! I love your sign!

When congregations engage their neighbors, they are often surprised what they hear. People notice things. They observe activity, new construction, and even church signs. It seems that for some people who live close to your church, they are just waiting to meet a face from the congregation and be invited to hear God’s Word.

Lincoln Heights Lutheran Church in Des Moines, IA [LHELC.org] partnered with Praise and Proclaim Ministries to launch an outreach initiative the weekend September 21-23. They immediately went out into the neighborhood to personally proclaim the gospel.

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People like Jesus not the church

I don’t think too many people object to Jesus when they see him as a teacher, philosopher, or a champion for social injustice. People like Jesus and are attracted to him, but they don’t like the church. This prevailing attitude – if not addressed – can have an impact on a congregation’s evangelism efforts. Read More

Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Reno NV

Praise and Proclaim rejoiced in the opportunity to partner with The Springs Lutheran Church in Sparks, Nevada to launch an outreach initiative August 19-21. Read More

Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in West Allis WI

With praise on our lips, believers proclaim what Christ has already done for them. Praise and Proclaim Ministries partners with congregations to help members conquer the natural fears of evangelism and discover that sharing the gospel is far more about God than it is about us. This message resonated with the members from Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI who participated in the outreach initiative on August 3-4.

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Properly Gauging Outreach Success

How a person defines success in evangelism can have a large impact on proclaiming the gospel. If we are using the wrong gauge, it can severely hamper our efforts or cause us to not say anything at all. Read More

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