R.A. Torrey on Outreach

“There are two ways of reaching people. One way is to invite them to come to you, the other way is to go to them.” – R.A. Torrey, 19th Century Evangelist, Founder of BIOLA

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How Christians Can Share Jesus Without Freaking Out

Today’s guest post comes to us from Alvin Reid for FactsandTrends.net. Fear comes in many forms. For many, the word evangelism conjures up all kinds of negative images. Just the mention of the E-word can make many Christians cringe. Unfortunately, many believers freak out about sharing their faith. I know Christians who would rather wrap their hands around a snake … Read More

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Evangelistic Approaches Which Probably Don’t Work

Today’s guest post come to us from Martin Saunders for ChristianityToday.com. I’m not suggesting that evangelism isn’t vitally important, or that there aren’t good ways of attempting it. However, a mix of our natural embarrassment around the practice, and our culture’s predisposition to quick, easy and painless solutions can mean that we often put aside any commitment to traditional evangelism, and … Read More

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Martin Luther’s Reformation Isn’t Over

October 31 this year will mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. On this date in 1517, a young German, Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the Castle church door in Wittenberg. This document challenged the Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” to absolve sin. So why does this still matter today? … Read More

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Five Evangelistic Ideas That Might Actually Work

Today’s guest post comes to us from Martin Saunders for ChristianityToday.com. While we’re all a bit awkward about it, most of us do want to share our faith with others; both because it’s obedient to Jesus’ Great Commission, and because actually, we do believe Christianity is Good News which will make other people’s lives better. The challenge is finding straightforward … Read More

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Embrace the Awkwardness and Make the Invitation

Today’s guest post comes to us from Joshua Reich for ChurchPlants.com. It can be awkward inviting someone to church. We have fears about the relationship changing. What if they think we’re weird, or worse, think we’re just friends with them so we can invite them to church? Yet the reason you attend a church is, somewhere along the way, someone … Read More

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C.S. Lewis on Finding God

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C.S. Lewis

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Remembering Peter Wagner – Part 2 of 2

Yesterday I posted here to let you know that on Friday, Oct 21 at 2:30pm C. Peter Wagner went to be with the Lord. He was 86. In remembrance of him, I’m sharing some thoughts about his impact on my life . . . particularly in the area of church growth. Yesterday, I shared this link to an interview I did … Read More

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