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Ken Fong, 44
Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church in Rosemead, California

We've initiated a 10-week program called Quest. It's a sort of Socratic, postmodern evangelism course for skeptics and churched people who are wrestling with doubts and need a safe place to ask questions. It's not an apologetics course or an attempt to give people all the answers; rather, it's about pointing people toward the truth. Quest students take part in small groups, personal journaling, and the reading of thought-provoking books. Our church is made up mostly of Asian Americans, and our research has suggested that reaching this group with the gospel requires a less confrontational, more relational style of evangelism.

Arthur Mackey, Jr., 33Assistant pastor at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Roosevelt, New York We've begun a regular morning prayer meeting at the church from 6 to 7 o'clock, Monday through Friday. The first 20 minutes is spent in silent prayer. Then the second half is made ...

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