Tag: God

Witness Well

Words God gives us when confronting fear

When confronted with fear, feeling overwhelmed, tempted to give up or give in, we are given these words from God: Don’t fear Stand firm You will see These are not buzzwords but promises. Words glistening with meaning and power. Not just suggestions, but assurances given in the face of adversity. These words are perfectly reliable …

A Way to Start a Spiritual Conversation

Words matter. With eyes of wonder, believers in Christ grasp on to the words of grace, redemption, and justification. These words define the Christian faith. The meaning behind these words appear obvious to the faithful but may have an entirely different connotation to an unbelieving world. And this chasm of misunderstanding is growing wider. It’s …

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, …

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, we may miss another important figure in the story with an equally powerful message.

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 …