Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Evangelism Handbook

By Craig Webb

Pastors, at our church staff retreat Thursday and Friday we surfaced a general dissatisfaction with our own personal commitment to sharing the good news of Christ. Our church family needs clear direction and a clear personal example from each one of us as ministry leaders.

With this in mind, I'm very grateful to have my copy of the new Evangelism Handbook by Avin Reid. This 400-page manual is a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ. Writer and professor Alvin Reid is particularly concerned about how the Western Church is practicing evangelism - its failure to reach the hardcore unchurched and its trend of losing young people faster than it can win them.

With all of that in mind, Reid organizes his research and experience in effective modern evangelism into four clear and actionable categories: Biblical (with chapters on Jesus, Paul, and evangelism in Acts); Spiritual (the work of the Spirit, the power of prayer and other disciplines); Intentional (leadership, creativity, worship); and Missional (church planting, reaching the unchurched)

Learn more about this book and access a 36-page excerpt including the table of contents, introduction, and chapters 1 and 2.

Let them see Jesus, Pastor!

Craig Webb
Editor Pastors Today

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!