Posts belonging to Category Evangelism

Seventeen Simple Things

Seventeen Simple Things Here are 17 suggestions for simple straightforward inexpensive obvious things which any church could do to help its mission, outreach, evangelism and community involvement. Pray! Days of prayer and nights of prayer and weeks of prayer and prayer walking. “Asking is the rule of the kingdom.” (Spurgeon) Offer prayer “What can I […]

We need to talk more about Jesus

How can we help contacts on the fringe of the church to become inquirers seeking Jesus? A summer of sabbatical study has led me to one simple conclusion – we need conversations about Jesus. Churches need to be helping and encouraging Christians to talk about Jesus more boldly and wisely, confidently and effectively. Research by the Barna […]

From Contacts to Inquirers – The Next Ten Words

I am a fan of the American political drama The West Wing. One of my favourite scenes comes in season four when President Jed Bartlet is running for re-election. For weeks his staff have been trying to encourage the highly intellectual President to sum up the answer to any question in just ten words. In […]

Good News for the Poor

“What does love look like? It has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Augustine of Hippo (354–430) Jesus came to bring “good […]

Where does God fit in?

A.W.Tozer wrote: “If God had taken His Holy Spirit out of the Early Church, 95% of the activity would have stopped and everybody would have noticed the difference. If God were to take His Holy Spirit out of the church today, 95% of the activity would go on as before and nobody would notice the […]