Author: Bailey Smith
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Real Evangelism shows how aspects of church culture actually dampen the evangelistic task entrusted to it. Smith exposes what he calls "subtle substitutes" to evangelism. While there is nothing wrong with ministries that help established Christians, Bailey Smith impresses upon the church that these types of ministries must not take place of reaching out to the lost.
Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer
Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC
Lewis Sperry Chafer's "True Evangelism" remains a classic work on the process of evangelism. In this relatively short, but scripture packed treament, Chafer lays out the case for the work of God and man in this most sacred enterprise. While it was written in 1919, it remains at the top of modern reading lists on the subject. The six topics discussed in the book are as follows: I. FALSE FORCES IN EVANGELISM II. SALVATION, THE OBJECTIVE IN EVANGELISM III. THE CONVICTING OF THE SPIRIT IV. THE PRAYER OF INTERCESSION V. SUFFERING WITH CHRIST VI. THE CLEANSING OF THE PRIESTS
Author: Osazuwa Okuomose Victor
Real Evangelism by Evangelist Osazuwa okuomose victor is a compulsory task, giving to each and every believer by our Lord Jesus to go into the world and preach the gospel to those who are living in absolute ignorance. It is a task that must be carried out with seriousness and urgency by all the believers across the globe, because the world is getting corrupt day by day. And as a result of this, each and every one is to return to the field of Evangelism. It is the whole process of reaching out to the lost souls and bringing them back to the Lord Jesus their maker. So that, they can enjoy fellowship with him as it was in the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden before the coming of our lord Jesus Christ.
Author: John Leonard
Publisher: David C Cook
Christians often make evangelism into an awkward experience. We host evangelism events and rehearse three-step plans, but we struggle to relate to non-Christians or to tell our own stories in an authentic way. Get Real calls us to live out what Christ modeled–a lifestyle of actively sharing the good news in our relationships. John Leonard–pastor, seminary professor, and former missionary–shows how Christ’s own example releases us to love, listen, pray fervently, and respond faithfully to opportunities everyday. When we get real, we are free to share our everyday faith with the people God places in our lives.
Author: Martha Grace Reese, Dawn Darwin Weaks, Catherine Riddle Caffey
Publisher: Chalice Press
Pastors are busy. This collection of fully integrated resources will help your church work and pray through the Unbinding the Gospel Series. Included are step-by-step planning tools as well as worship resources to allow you--the pastor--to spend time on prayer, teaching, and working directly with others in your church. The planning tools include calendars, checklists for church staff, weekly scripture tie-ins, sample church newsletter campaigns, diagrams, simple to elaborate E-vent planning suggestions, web site ideas, specific lesson plans, and much much more. Worship resources include sermons, prayers, and forms that have been placed on the Web for FREE with easy access and downloads. Change Habits, Not Just Minds. From the Unbinding the Gospel Series.
Author: Martha Grace Reese
Based on a major, four-year study which focused on highly effective examples of evangelism in mainline churches and the motivations for evagelism, including over 1000 interviews, and funded by the Lilly Endowment, Unbinding the Gospel sparkles with life, practicality and spiritual depth. Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism is a book for pastors who want to know the truth about the state of evangelism.
Author: Edward Rommen
Publisher: William Carey Library Publishers
The Gospel is more than information about the death and resurrection of our Lord. It is an invitation to enter, by way of personal faith, into a relationship with the person referenced by our propositions. Our task as believers is to mediate saving communion with a personal being upon whose will our very existence is contingent. It is precisely this personal aspect of our message, the Gospel-as-Person, that is in conflict with the late-modern notions of the Self and social discourse. Get Real: On Evangelism in the Late Modern World describes how the late-modern phenomena of existential anxiety, social alienation, and epistemic uncertainty have resulted in what some have called "the loss of Self." It also identifies ways in which that loss obstructs both the presentation of and the reception of the Gospel-as-Person. Finally, it shows how the Gospel-as-Person facilitates the recovery of the Self and social discourse, and how that message can be effectively presented in the late-modern context.
Author: Dave Earley, David Wheeler
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Two veteran missionaries write forty creative and empowering chapters on what it truly means to share Jesus with passion and confidence both locally and worldwide.
Author: Randy Newman
Publisher: Kregel Publications
You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. You just have to be willing to ask. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions. So why don't we? Following Christ's lead, Randy Newman has been using a questioning style of evangelism for decades. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message. This second edition includes a new preface reflecting on the popularity of this perennial best seller and what its success has taught Newman about the effectiveness of this extraordinary method. "Distilled out of over twenty years of personal evangelism, this book reflects both a deep grasp of biblical theology and a penetrating compassion for people--and finds a way forward in wise, probing questions. How very much like the Master Himself!" --D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day." --Mitch Glaser, Chosen People Ministries
Author: Thomas P. Johnston
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
" Charts for a Theology of Evangelism "compiles ninety-three in-depth visual charts for classroom, preaching, and personal use that will allow people to develop a biblical theology of evangelism.
Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer
Publisher: Kregel Publications
A classic that expounds biblical evangelism by explaining topics such as false forces in evangelism, salvation as the objective in evangelism, and conviction by the Spirit.
Author: Sally Morgenthaler
This is a how-to guide for churches who want to put worship to its biblically intended ends and it includes a study guide.
Author: Sam Chan
Most Christians already know that they should be telling their friends about Jesus. But they have been poorly equipped with methods that are no longer effective in today's post-Christian world. As a result, many people become frustrated, blame themselves, and simply give up. Evangelism in a Skeptical World is a textbook on evangelism that is ideal for the church or the classroom to equip Christians with the principles and skills they need to tell the unbelievable news about Jesus to friends in a skeptical world. Many of the older principles and methods of evangelism in the twentieth century no longer work effectively today. In a post-Christian, post-churched, post-reached world we need new methods to communicate the timeless message of the gospel in culturally relevant ways. Dr. Chan combines the theological and biblical insights of classic evangelistic training with the latest insights from missiology on contextualization, cultural hermeneutics, and storytelling. Every chapter is illustrated with real-world examples drawn from over fifteen years of evangelistic ministry. These are methods that really work - with university students, urban workers, and high school students - getting past the defensive posture that people have toward Christianity so they can seriously consider the claims of Jesus Christ. Field-tested and filled with unique, fresh, and creative insights, this book will equip you to share the gospel in today's world and help as many people as possible hear the good news about Jesus.
Author: Elaine A. Heath
Publisher: Baker Academic
Although each generation searches for effective ways to be salt and light, Elaine Heath argues that the church is currently in an especially difficult place--a dark night of the soul. She calls the church to embrace, rather than ignore, its difficulties and find different ways of doing outreach. Heath brings a fresh perspective to the theory and practice of evangelism by approaching it through contemplative spirituality. By looking to mystics, saints, and martyrs of church history--such as Ignatius of Loyola, Julian of Norwich, St. Francis, John Wesley, Mother Theresa, and Henri Nouwen--she suggests we can discover ways of thinking about God that result in a life of outreach.