Five Evangelistic Ideas That Might Actually Work

Today’s guest post comes to us from Martin Saunders for 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 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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A Better Way to Be Evangelical

Today’s guest post comes to us from Anthony L. Blair for Anthony is president and dean of the faculty at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. As the president of an institution with evangelical in its name, I’ve had many opportunities to reflect on the mixed legacy that comes with that word. If you don’t explain what you mean, others … Read More

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Improving Our Invitations

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ernest L. Easley, professor of evangelism at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and former pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church, in Marietta, Ga. Southern Baptists’ decline in baptisms reached its 15th year in 2015, decreasing by more than 10,000 from 2014 data recorded by our churches through the Annual Church Profile. Although 295,212 … Read More

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