Tag: Jesus Christ

Witness Well

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… 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… Read More

Lord, help me be moved to proclaim by the sight of what it cost

In the parable of the prodigal son, we are given an image of a patient and loving father who is waiting for his youngest son to come to his senses and return home. If we are not careful,… Read More

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… Read More

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.

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… Read More

God’s Foolish Errand

God works through the power of his Word to bring salvation to all people. God commissions his church – his body of believers – to go out and spread his Word to the world. Is that God’s foolish… 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… Read More