Aren’t we all? Is our imagination trapped by bad stereotypes of “evangelists”?
If you resonate with any of this then please come to this years Missional Learning Commons on “Evangelism and the Missional Church”, NOV. 7-8 (Chicago, IL).
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SESSIONS:
THE CONTEXT OF EVANGELISM
James Chambers (InterVarsity)
Join us for an extended conversation and challenge to understand and engage our ever shifting culture with the powerful message of salvation.
EVANGELISM and the KINDOM: THE ISSUES WE FACE
David Fitch (Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary)
What are the different theological and cultural issues facing evangelism within and for the missional church? This session will cover how evangelism relates to God’s Kingdom breaking in, the church, and our culture.
CREATING A CULTURE OF EVANGELISM
Rick Richardson (Professor of Evangelism at Wheaton College)
This will be a panel conversation with local pastors who have been creating a culture of evangelism in their churches (see Evangelizing Churches). Rick and these pastors have been together in a learning cohort and will share what they have learned about developing evangelism in local congregations.
Jason Smith (Vineyard Pastor, Mason, OH)
In the book of Acts, mission happens on frontiers familiar to our post-Christian context: in the neighborhood (from house to house), in the religious milieu (synagogues, temples, town halls, and philosophy debate clubs), and in social networks (families and friends). In every setting, disciples of Jesus continued to do the things Jesus did as they proclaimed the gospel with demonstrations of the Kingdom by the power of the Spirit. What does it look like for us to take these same risks in evangelism today as we pray for healing, share prophetic insight and pray for deliverance in our mission contexts?
THE FOUR EVANGELISTS
Tim Catchim (V3 Movement)
What is our typical vision of an “evangelist”? Is it someone who gathers large crowds and can guarantee a conversion? Or someone who bullys others with the gospel? This session will look at four different types of evangelists who engage with the process of sowing and reaping of the seeds of the Gospel, helping all of us better understand our own gifts and opportunities as evangelists.
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