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Confessions of a Former ‘It’ Church Pastor
We were the hottest church in our area. Then everything imploded.
Instead of putting out human-sized fires, I committed to helping start a God-sized fire through prayer, evangelism, and discipleship. This led to a change in my leadership style, too.
How to Figure Out Your Calling
Amy Orr-Ewing says it takes a combination of being proactive and listening for God’s leading.
She writes books, teaches and trains in evangelism, and co-leads a unique and growing church. While she wears many hats, she is anchored by a central
No, Our Church Doesn't Sing New Music to Appeal to Nonbelievers
Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship.
Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool. It's meant to glorify God and involve the saints in worship. Our church's song list is not an evangelism tool.
10 Essentials for a Successful Outdoor Event
Don’t let weather, logistics, or Egyptian plagues keep you from taking your service outside.
2. Find your purpose. Don't do this just to do it. Rally around something. The primary purpose of the gathered church should always be to celebrate Jesus.
4 Ways to Multiply the Impact of Your VBS
Use this one-week event to ignite year-long discipleship.
I've tried to change my perspective from thinking of VBS as a one-off event. Now I view it as an investment in the church's constant mission to multiply disciples.
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
Andy Stanley describes North Point's evangelism strategy as “invest and invite”: “You invest in a life of an unbeliever, and when they're ready, you invite them to a 'foyer' event [such as a
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
What are some of the challenges of planting churches in urban contexts? Lewis: Urban environments are typically younger and full of students and entrepreneurs
Can We Really Be Like Christ?
Rethinking the incarnational ministry model
missions has given rise to a movement known as “incarnational ministry.” As with any movement, there is a range of views, but essentially this approach to evangelism, pastoral work
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don't hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
Evaluating Your Church Website
7 questions to ask
and so on. My view is that your website's main purpose needs to be evangelism, and your main target for your website should be new people. With this
Improving Church Benevolence
Partnering with a community organization greatly expands your reach.
Every nonprofit you approach will jump at the chance to get more of these resources. The church and the organization can reach an understanding regarding overt or covert evangelism.
A Better Way to Invite People to Church – And to Jesus
Attending church for the first time is hard. But we can make it easier for people if we do this one thing.
Or to Jesus?). Let's Stop Putting What's Easy Ahead of What Works. Why do we put 'inviting people to church' so high on our evangelism priorities list? Because it's easy.
Four ways to make sharing your faith more natural.
And that is our model or evangelism. Now, consider the popular programs and classes that characterize the modern-day approach to evangelism. 4. Remember that it's all evangelism.
11 Places for Greeters
Has your church considered all of these placement opportunities?
information. Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You
Our Great Problem with the Great Commission
Let's stop pretending that evangelism in our culture is simple.
Christ. This is where ministries begin to impersonalize, and to lose genuine love—exactly what makes many Christians shy away from evangelism. In