Tag Archives: Evangelism

Noised Abroad: Pentecostals Disturb the Peace

Exuberant worship has always been a hallmark of the Pentecostal experience.  On the Day of Pentecost, crowds gathered to observe believers caught up in an ecstasy of worship.  Their behaviour must have seemed rowdy and disruptive, since the outpouring was “noised abroad” and Peter offered the famous qualifier:  “For these are not drunken, as ye […]

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2014: Your Best Year Yet

  The American Indians tell a parable of a brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up as one of them.  All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was prairie chicken, did what prairie chickens […]

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Making Your Bus Ministry Evangelistic

Bus ministry works! It is a highly effective tool for seeing the parents of your bus riders saved. Last month I explained that it’s the job of the bus workers to build a relationship with these parents, to witness to them, and to then encourage them to attend church and / or take a home […]

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Gathering Laborers for the Harvest

Several years ago a “critical issues” questionnaire was sent to a large number of church leaders. They were asked to list what they believed to be the most critical issues facing the church today. In overwhelming response, these leaders agreed that the number one critical issue was the need for trained workers and lay leaders […]

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The Four Most Successful Methods of Evangelism

It has been said that you can cut down a tree with a chain saw or a pocket knife. Both do the job, one just does it faster than the other. Which would you rather use? A pocket knife? Not hardly. If the chain saw is available for use, why not use it? It is […]

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To Grow A Church Needs Prospects

What truly is the key to Apostolic church growth? Ask that question of fifty pastors or church leaders and you will most likely receive fifty assorted answers. Many would reply that prayer and fasting is the key. Others will place their hope in developing a loving Christian atmosphere. Some will claim that only strong, anointed […]

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Growing Your Church With Home Bible Study

The story is told of an elderly gentleman who one day took his young, seven-year-old grandson behind the house to plant the summer garden. The little boy was instructed to make a hole in the freshly tilled soil with a sharp stick. Into each hole the Grandfather dropped two or three seeds. First they planted […]

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Why Bus Ministry?

Why should your church consider launching a bus ministry? Greatest single reason: souls. Bus ministry has proven to be a powerful method to win both children and parents. One pastor recently shared the following testimony. “Over the past twelve months we have seen twelve children saved as a result of our bus ministry. We have […]

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Bearing Fruit: A Ministry of Evangelism and Growth

Modern church growth research has proven that the most effective evangelism method is that which focuses upon reaching the family, friends and acquaintances of your church members. This is known as oikos evangelism (after the commonly found New Testament Greek word “oikos” which means “community” or “sphere of influence”). Statistical surveys have repeatedly shown that […]

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Gathering Laborers for the Harvest

  Several years ago a “critical issues” questionnaire was sent to a large number of church leaders. They were asked to list what they believed to be the most critical issues facing the church today. In overwhelming response, these leaders agreed that the number one critical issue was the need for trained workers and lay […]

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