Mitch McDonald, pastor of Foothills Baptist Church in Yuma, Arizona, is changing his perspective on evangelism:
"For a long time, we've believed the problem was 'how-to.' After several years of teaching people how to share their faith, we've come to realize that the main problem is 'want-to.' Now our focus is more motivational. As members hear testimonies from people whose lives have been changed, they've begun sharing their faith—in some cases, without having the formal training we still offer."
Massive soul search
In NetFax, Leonard Sweet comments that in America, "there is a massive soul search going on."
Sweet writes, "People are seeking experiences, not meaning and purpose so much, but experiences of transcendence, of soul … God is hot everywhere … not Jesus, but God." (For a complete copy, call Leadership Network at 1-800-765-5323.)
Through Promise Keepers and other groups, pastors have increasingly become interested ...1