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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?!
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.
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.