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Becoming Still Speaking Disciples Everyday Personal Evangelism David Schoen
Still Speaking Evangelism Buzz Marketing Evangelism One beggar telling another where there is food Come and See! One Spiritual Seeker telling another where they found welcome.
Come and See What do you think when you hear the word…. – EVANGELISM ?
Celtic Evangelism In The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West... Again, George Hunter writes about the difference between what he describes as the evangelism approach in Roman and Celtic Christianity.
Celtic Evangelism Roman Model Celtic Model Presentation Fellowship Decision Ministry and Conversation Fellowship Belief, Invitation to Commitment
Belonging and Believing Christianity is more caught than taught! As Professor Robin Gill observes, belonging comes before believing. For this reason, evangelism is now about helping people to belong so that they can believe.
Its a Whole New World Unchurched Culture40 - 60% (60 – 80%) Post Modern World no longer supports church Spiritual Seekers want to talk about faith We are the ones not talking Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism –Martha Reese Its a Whole New World - Tony Robinson –UCCvitality.org
Still Speaking Witness and Invitation The postmodern world calls evangelists to be conversational in witness and invitation.
Reaching the Unchurched Build community through conversation Brian McLaren – More Ready Than You Think, Post modern evangelism is relational. The celtic model of evangelism is central to the growth of the emergent church movement in our postmodern world.
Holy Conversations Brian McLaren – More Ready Than You Think, Good evangelists are People who engage others in good conversation about faith, values, hope, meaning, purpose, goodness, beauty, truth, life after death. Life before death and God. Good evangelism is the process of being friendly without discrimination and influencing all of ones friends through good deeds and good conversations. Engaging in spiritual friendship will not only help others become Christians, it will help us become better Christians, who love God more than ever.
Are You Ready to Talk
Come and See Who are you going to invite to come and see? –Audiences for evangelism Outsiders Become Insiders Forgetters made Rememberers Beloved Children become Belief-ful Adults
Are You Ready to Talk? Why do you love your church? What impact has knowing Jesus made in your life? What Bible text has made a difference in your life?
God is still speaking…. still inviting….. Through you and me!