When it comes to sharing our faith with others no doubt it can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. And without any proper training or counsel, our hope at being effective in reaching those in our communities with the gospel could ultimately prove ineffectual.
The Bible reminds us that “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14).
Therefore, it is important that we not only prepare ourselves in advance for the task at hand of evangelism but that we also surround ourselves with good company and wise counsel.
Before each Friday evening’s outreach in Pottstown, PA CCN Campus Missionaries Andre Goff and Cliff Fullwood along with several from a local church gather for prayer and encouragement. Prayer is the primary work of God’s people and strengthening one another and “build[ing] each other up” (1 Thess. 5:11) is an essential trademark of the Christian faith.
They say there is safety in numbers and when it comes to conducting outreach it is often a good decision for believers to go in groups rather than go it alone. CCN Campus Missionary Timothy Jackson joined a group of fellow evangelists recently for a night of open-air preaching and witnessing at Virginia Beach. Here is a clip from one of their most recent events: Va Beach Oceanfront.
“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone,” the writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us “two (or in this case seven) will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Eccl. 4:12).
CCN President Jenifer Pepling was able to share the gospel recently with so many people aboard a local college campus. One young man stopped to talk and told her that it was not his job to judge whether people were good or bad, but instead to drag them to heaven. To which Jenifer quickly replied, “Ok then let me drag you to heaven.” Jenifer was able to share the gospel with him, but sadly the young man walked away not believing what he had just heard. Before departing though he admitted to Jenifer that she was a good speaker but the young man confessed also that he was going to continue on with his own morals.
There will be many times during the course of witnessing where we will encounter reluctance by others in accepting the good news of the gospel. Facing rejection by those whom we are trying to reach can be difficult to handle sometimes. But having the right support and encouragement can make all the difference.
That is why CCN offers a one-day FREE evangelism crash course! Have your church trained in biblical evangelism in this 1-day seminar which combines biblical teaching and hands-on training with experienced personnel. To learn more visit: changeyourcampus.com/church-evangelism-training.
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