Dear Praying Friends,
We were greatly encouraged by some of the feedbacks we’ve received after“The Changing Face of Evangelism & the Well-being of the City”trainings that we had in L.A. and in KC. Here are 4 from the dozens of written comments:
“I loved the way Gabor spoke of building your testimony using fours words in one sentence. I also loved the focus on listening and understanding people since they share the same imago Dei.”
“The evaluation at the end of this course… revealed thatwe are effectively NOT growing through seeing people won to Christ.This is a paradigm shift we need to help American church leaders make.”
“I was challenged to change the way I think about evangelism. I want to re-prioritize my lifeto be more focused on relationships with people that I come in contact with everyday to make the most of every moment!”
“The tools that you shared were helpful in taking evangelism out of the theoretical and giving very practical ways to go about it.”
Recently at a church-planting conference we’ve learned the brutal reality that only 1% of the churches in the U.S. are growing through conversion while 80% of the churches are either stagnating or declining. The rest are growing through gaining new members from other churches. We host these evangelism trainings with the hope to contribute to change the paradigm so believers would feel envisioned and equipped to start spiritual conversations where they work, live and play. Your partnership makes it possible for us to continue equipping believers in various parts of the U.S.
We Need Your Prayers:
Pray that many people would feel equipped and envisioned to start spiritual conversations as a result of the evangelism trainings we are hosting this spring.
We are helping to lead 3 different multiplying faith communities as we are working on developing a curriculum for advancing group multiplication (called Sent 6:7). Between May 13-20 we will have the opportunity to present this curriculum and process to church and ministry leaders in Western Europe.
We are recruiting students to join us for the “In the City for the City” summer project in KC. Pray that many students would join us between June 1-25 to learn and experience how to do ministry in the city.
We are blessed that our two older kids are missing us and they often express that to us. However, living continents apart remains a growing emotional challenge. As you walk your call, the voices of losses and loneliness amplified. Remember to pray for our scattered family.