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Witness Well

Three reasons why proclaiming the gospel to friends and strangers is so terrifying for Christians

When angels spoke to people in the Bible their first words were usually, “Do not be afraid!” When Jesus sent out his disciples (Matthew 10) to the towns and villages to proclaim His name, he only gave them six words – simple and straight-forward. He spent the rest of the chapter letting them know how …

Praise and Proclaim Ministries launches campaign in Tyler, Texas

Praise and Proclaim Ministries gave thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to come to east Texas and launch another outreach campaign. Rev. Daniel Schmidt extended an invitation for us to come and help start a brand new mission in Tyler, TX. It was a joy and privilege for our ministry to train and equip …

Praise and Proclaim Ministries launches campaign in Temple, Texas

On a hot and humid Saturday in Temple, Texas, a group of members from Trinity Lutheran Church and a few guests from nearby Austin gathered together to walk the streets and proclaim the gospel. After a full evening of training, they were ready to go. And the Lord blessed their efforts. Not only were a …

Is canvassing an effective way to do outreach?

Most Christians express a strong hesitancy over the prospect of canvassing in their community. They ask, “Does it really work? How will people going to respond? How will it impact my church?” The underlying factor behind all of these questions is that Christians are fearful – even horrified — about sharing their faith with strangers. …

How to transition from being children of the Light to proclaimers of the Truth

In this dark world, believers are called upon to be lights on a hill – salt of the earth. They are meant to stand out – taste different – and sometimes accept the consequences. Rejection. Retribution. When a person steps out in faith, they can’t help but stand out in faith. And people living in …

Three Steps to Create a Zeal for Evangelism

If there is a secret formula for Christians and churches to be actively engaged in sharing the gospel in their community – Jesus has provided one. It is a three step outline that does not rely on what you do, but seeks to strengthen our trust in Christ. The outline starts with our hearts and …

The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

When Jesus sent out his disciples to go door-to-door to proclaim the gospel, He needed the words needed to be simple, powerful, and easy to remember. He told them to proclaim the following message, “The Kingdom of heaven is near.”  (Matthew 10:7) How can we apply this same message to today’s world?

3 Ways the Power of Satan Affects the Work of an Evangelist

No unbeliever wants to be a Christian. It’s not just a stubborn refusal to trust in God’s promises [because they are dead in sin], the removal of social barriers, or even the hypocrisy of a church that holds a person back, but something even more powerful. When evangelists don’t acknowledge the spiritual forces behind unbelief, …