Liberty Theological Seminary Evangelism Vision Paper A paper Submitted to In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course Contemporary Evangelism EVAN 525 By 13 December 2013 Evangelism Vision Paper Evangelism and my Christian walk Evangelism is a passion of mine and this semester has helped me to develop more as a person and strengthen my passion for evangelism. Usually when you hear the word Evangelism most of the time, you will start to fear because of rejection. During my Christian walk, sometimes I have experienced the fear of rejection as it relates to Evangelism. However, this semester has taught me not to fear." Evangelism is standing up for your faith even if everyone else remains seated 1(Earley and Wheeler
Community Service is not strange to me because I have been doing community service at Northview Church since the beginning of my sophomore year in high school. When I saw the assignment that I have to complete 4 hours of community services, I knew that Northview church was my first
Interview with a Minister I had the privilege of interviewing Brian Bagwell for this project. He is, in my opinion, one of most humble, wisest man we have at Church of the Highlands. Once you get through a joke or two, the fruits of the spirit radiate from his personality. A man that I have the privilege to call my mentor and teacher. He is currently serving on staff at the Church of the Highlands as a Dream Team Coordinator. His shares the vision of the church which is passed down from our senior pastor, Chris Hodges. Evangelism is the definition of the church so to speak, Church of the Highlands stands behind the final authority of God’s word which is the bible. It is often said among the staff “we do not argue the essentials, but we can disagree the non essentials.” The church believes and acts in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ, and helping people move through four steps our God has outlined in the Great Commission. Our Church exists to see people saved, delivered, redeemed, and fulfilled. This is accomplished with four systems that allow the people to move through the four steps. The first is weekend services to allow them to know God (saved), small groups to find freedom (delivered), growth track to discover purpose (redeemed), and dream team to be fulfilled and make a difference (fulfilled). This vision is how the church evangelizes (Bagwell). This vision is clear to all members of the church who call Church of the Highlands home, and even clear to people
Galindo analyzes that the fundamental “mission” of a congregation is the same as any other congregation that exists in any part of the world. He argues that though every congregation has a mission and a vision, at the same time, it shares a basic common mission. (43) This reminds me of my home church The First Church of Evanston and my Field Site, The Evanston Vineyard Church. Both churches have a common mission of welcoming people to the church, irrespective of their ethnic, cultural, racial, and economic and, gender backgrounds. The mission is to help people be received in the house of God with due and deserved Christian love so that they feel loved and welcomed. Both these churches encourage church attendees to attend the service and receive the Eucharist.
Minister Glenn Seals is a nearby twenty-nine palms Minister who shares the expression of God. He is an errand person who conveys the expression of God to the greater part of the general population here in twenty-nine palms. His main goal is to get whatever number individuals spared as could reasonably be expected and give a decent comprehension on life. He urges individuals to rest in God's done work and live and appreciate life minus all potential limitations degree. What I respect most about Minister Perry sermon is his non-verbal communication, invitingness, his planning and conveyance, and his association and instruction in the word.
In 1920s, due to urbanization, Chicago’s population was 2.7 million, which is 90 times more than in 1870s. European immigrants and people from rural places moved to cities. This demographic change brought, among other things, new religious. Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Christians, and also Irish, Poland, Italy Catholics, European Jews, black Protestants from the American South and Midwest. They all had to learn how to live together and respect each other.
Every year near the Christmas season there are several places in Portland Oregon asking residents of the city to donate gifts for those in need. There is the KGW toy drive, which is partnered up with Les Schwab Tires and KGW Television and Radio station. Donate a new unwrapped toy at any Les Schwab Tire store in the metropolitan area of Portland. They can also be delivered directly to KGW 's station house located at 1501 SW Jefferson St. in Portland. Donations for gifts in Portland can range from unwrapped toys to food items. There are several places that you can donate non-perishable food items for the holidays. The Oregon Food Bank is located 7900 NE 33rd Drive. A person can also donate their time at the local Gospel Mission. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas they are in need of donated gifts of time and food items to feed the homeless and needy of Portland and it 's metro areas. The Union Gospel Mission is located at 15 NW Third and 222 NE Couch . One can go to either of these locations and donate the gift of time for Christmas and Thanksgiving both. A person can also give the gift of an unwrapped new gift or clothing at the Salvation Army at three different locations. 11 NW Fifth Ave; 30 SW Second Ave; and 139 SE ML King Blvd. Take any donations to these locations and ask that they be placed for Christmas giving. KATU Television and Radio also has a toy donation drive for Christmas. Located at 2153 NE Sandy Blvd. Anyone may take an unwrapped new toy or gift of
During the first week of April 1999, I heard on the radio that Pastor Mundell would be at Norfolk Scope for an entire week. I did not realize that from that week forward, just how much my life would change. I had heard her preach before, so I was really excited. I had just taken a one week vacation, which meant I could attend every noon and nightly service.
On a particular Sunday, several months ago, I was making my anxious rounds through the sanctuary, checking on the two thousand minuet details that go unnoticed by everyone but the Pastor and a few influential widows. There I introduced myself to an obvious visitor, a professional looking women in her mid 50’s. I asked if she was visiting, knowing the answer, and was pleasantly surprised to learn she was a Truett Professor doing what she described as a field trip, observing churches her students attend. As I walked her to a seat that hadn’t belonged to an elderly member for five decades, I went back to my duty, working the room and politicking the old crowd.
The 152nd Annual Conference of the Grand Ole North Carolina Conference convened at one of the Conference’s historical churches, Clinton Chapel AME Zion in New Bern, NC. Reverend Dr. M. Luther Hill, its gifted pastor, and his great congregation were very gracious hosts and made everyone feel welcomed. They opened their doors on Sunday and ministers, adorned in their priestly, white robes, marched in to open this great Conference in High Church Methodist fashion. The service, filled with high spiritual elements intertwining the liturgical elements, connected our hearts to the ancient tradition of the Anglican Church; however, with an African American twist. Presiding Elder Lester Jacobs, of the Washington District, delivered a soul-stirring
With the mention of religion, what first comes to mind? Despite the initial thought, image, opinion, or experience that makes itself known, the response likely varies, even across time and place, and this can be reflected in the fact that America has no specific definition for religion. However, to assist
THE BOOK REVIEW : The Art of Personal Evangelism A Paper Submitted to Dr. Blake Newsom of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course Supervised Ministry I: EVAN 5230 Division of Pastoral Ministries Jieun Yun B.S., Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004 March 5, 2014 The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a changing culture By Will McRaney, Jr. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2003, 268 pp., $19.99 paper.
An excited shout echoes through Ford Field: “ELCA, are you ready for tonight?” Around me, I hear the roar of 30,000 Lutherans cheering in response. The noise is deafening, and being a part of it both gives me goose bumps and makes my heart race. I stand there
“Same WORD different Meanings” As I consider the image of many of the preachers presented I am challenged in my recognizing their gifts and yet feeling an inadequate connection. Perhaps it was the predominance of traditional theologies found in most mainline protestant denominations that while safe and predictable, were personally not fully relatable. This I found ironic considering I would be identified as a white male from an affluent background with this being what I would have always known of as homiletics. Perhaps it is from personal experience of how being gay can move one down in a patriarchal hierarchy to less than human status that then all is seen with a hermeneutics of suspicion.
Not too long ago, a Catholic lay minister, “John,” approached me to discuss a concern he has with his parish’s lay evangelization ministry. In addition to their parish’s weekly prayer service of fifty participants, this ministry organizes and facilitates a quarterly Catholic Evangelization Congress for their deanery that gathers between three to five hundred people. Consequently, some lay ministers have given greater importance to the major quarterly religious services they organize for their deanery than to their parish’s weekly prayer service, going to tremendous lengths to bring renowned speakers that would draw the greatest number of participants. This is frustrating to John because these lay ministers have expressed minimal interest in discovering how to engage many of these participants more effectively. Unfortunately, many of them do not attend the prayer services—and seldom attend the Sunday Mass as well—unless a popular Catholic (ordained) minister is participating. John wonders if the ministry is providing a disservice by ignoring this issue.