Category: Praise and Proclaim Ministries

Witness Well

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 [ihelc.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

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 errand?! 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