Tag: sharing God’s Word

Witness Well

Start spiritual conversations by sticking to the basics

“It’s best to remain silent and be thought of a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”  “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” (Proverbs 17:28) If silence is golden and a silver tongue commands respect, then why do I tend to open …

Slingshots or Silence

God works through his Word to create faith in the hearts of unbelievers. His Word is like a weapon used in warfare. It cuts like a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12) and explodes like dynamite (Romans 1:16). One of the greatest weapons ever used in the Bible is a profound example for believers who unleash the …

Reasons for Witnessing Reluctance

Spiritual conversations are becoming increasingly rare in today’s world. Verbally proclaiming the gospel to a lost soul is becoming a lost art and a daunting prospect. Many Christians believers are reluctant to talk about their faith with others and a recent study has proven this to be true.

Encouraging News for Evangelism

Well-publicized reports reveal the growing number of the irreligious in America. More people are choosing to stay home rather than go to church on Sunday mornings. The world is rapidly transforming in this information age and congregations are constantly finding themselves readjusting their outreach strategies to best communicate the gospel. Out of the fog of …

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 …

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, …

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.

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.