What if our church, instead of asking, "How can we evangelize?" would ask, "What is the quality of our community life? Are outsiders to the faith attracted by it?" What is the connection between the church and the good news? Today we welcome Professor John Bowen (author of Evangelism for Normal People) as he shares his insights on this topic (via Skype).
Christians often make evangelism into an awkward experience. We're nervous to share the good news, and therefore, people are suspicious to hear it! How did the good news become so scary? Both to share and to hear? Is there a better way? Absolutely!
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Telling others what God has done is central, but Jesus not only told others about God, he also demonstrated God's love. God's mission is a mission of words, but also a mission of works! Today we hear from Tami Zacharias, HR Director for Operation Mobilization, and Mission Co-Director at St. J&B.
Many people reduce the gospel to a message about going to heaven. Others turn it into a list of things that God wants us to do. But what if the Good News that Jesus announced and enacted is much bigger than all that?
Canon Robert Hurkmans has been the minister at St. James and St. Brendan since 2006.