Tag: sharing the gospel

Witness Well

Pain can be an entry point to start spiritual conversations

Redeemed souls who believe in Jesus Christ are not immune to pain. Doctors can prescribe medication and counselors can provide emotional healing. But pain doesn’t go away easily. Chronic discomfort or emotional turmoil can cause any person to desperately seek answers and solutions. Believing in Christ means trusting that God knows our pain. Our greater …

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 …

Witnessing Christ during Christmas

What can Christians say to proclaim the gospel message during Christmas and invite people to come to church on Christmas Eve?

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 …

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 …

Evangelism means trusting that God works behind the scenes

Christians regularly pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done. On earth as it is in heaven.” When Jesus sent out his disciples, he told them to say, “The kingdom of God is near.” How can Christians convey this same message in today’s world? It starts by trusting the power behind the Word.

Confessions of a Sinful Evangelist

Is failing to proclaim the gospel a sin? If a Christian does not attempt to fulfill the Great Commission… is that a sin? These thoughts have gnawed at my conscience. Layers of guilt tend to pile up over missed opportunities. God provides a remedy. He not only clears consciences with full forgiveness of our sins, …

Confronting the fear of rejection in evangelism

Rejection can be devastating. It can paralyze us from taking risks. Status quo is far safer than stepping out in faith. Most of us don’t like to place ourselves in positions where the likelihood of failure appears far greater than success. Let’s face it… we hate being disappointed or hurt. Perhaps the fear of rejection …