Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Weekly Commands of Christ Group

How do you help a new believer start to follow Jesus?  What do they need to know?

What are those basic commands that all Christians should be following?

Come join a weekly Commands of Christ group to learn these commands for yourself. Even better, you'll be trained in a format that you can easily train to others.

We'll meet Wednesdays at 6-8pm. (Contact me for location!) 

June 20 - Baptism
June 27 - Prayer
(Off on July 4)
July 11 - Communion
July 18 - Love
July 25 - Church

Let me know if you are planning on coming.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Gospel Conversation Training this Saturday!

In the greater Peoria area there are 250,000+ people living without Jesus in their lives. At least half of them will never set foot in a traditional church. What's it gonna take to bring the Gospel to them?

On Saturday June 9th this training will equip and challenge you to share the Gospel and make disciples with everyone in your world.

Learn how to:
  • Naturally take a conversation from "Hello" to the Gospel. 
  • Share the Gospel in a simple and effective way. 
  • Help people take their next steps towards Jesus. 
  • Start a simple discipleship process. 

Saturday June 9, 9am-4pm. 
Camp of Champions USA - 3009 Broadway, Pekin ILLunch will be provided.

RSVP by sending an email to pheaney2[at]gmail.com

If this day doesn't work but you're interested in training, get in touch with me and we can get something else scheduled.

A quick Gospel Share story.
My wife noticed a few people standing outside a house in our neighborhood. You might have a house like it in your neighborhood. You know the kind, where something is always happening. It was a rainy day and two ladies were standing with a small pile of belongings. I went over and offered them a ride (they declined). After that I was able to use 3 Questions to bring the conversation to the Gospel. Then I shared the Good News. They were a "Yellow" light response. Unfortunately since they were moving I wasn't able to follow up with them. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

411 Disciple-Making Training | Thursday May 17 1130-1

What do you do once someone in your ministry has decided to start following Jesus?

What we usually do is say: Hey, that's great! Come to church with me.

And that period signifies the end of our early discipleship of a new believer. Of course gathering with believers is important, but should it really be the end of our discipleship?

Ryan Anderson (Peoria Youth for Christ) and I are going to be training a great tool to kick-start that disciple-making process of a new believer. It's called the 411 Disciple-Making Tool and it trains you to train others to answer four basic questions:

  • Why do we make disciples?
  • Who do we reach?
  • What do we say?
  • When do we do it?

Thursday, May 17th at 1130-1 at the Christian Center in Peoria. I'd love for you to join us! Let me know if you want details. (Lunch is included for $5).

(If you're interested but that day/time doesn't work, let me know and we can schedule another time.)

PS: The 411 also works great for existing believers too.

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Each blog post = one Gospel share

When I was brain-storming for my "Who do we reach?" I thought of Mitchell.  I hadn't talked to him in a few years, but a simple text that said "How can I pray for you?" ended up with a coffee meeting where I was able to share the Gospel with him.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Save the Date: Gospel Conversation Training Saturday June 9

In the greater Peoria area there are 250,000+ people living without Jesus in their lives. At least half of them will never set foot in a traditional church. What's it gonna take to bring the Gospel to them?

This one day training will equip and challenge you to share the Gospel and make disciples with everyone in your world.

Learn how to:

  • Naturally take a conversation from "Hello" to the Gospel. 
  • Share the Gospel in a simple and effective way. 
  • Help people take their next steps towards Jesus. 
  • Start a simple discipleship process. 

Saturday June 9, 9am-4pm.

RSVP through Google Calendar (below) or send an email to pheaney2[at]gmail.com



Other details: 
  • Bring $5 to cover lunch. 
  • Specific location TBD based on how many people register.

A quick Gospel Share story, which I was able to do thanks to training like this!

Karl is one of those guys I see every time I go to the coffee shop. Every. Single. Time. We've gotten to know each other through friendly conversations, even touching on church and religion. I finally was brave enough to say: "I've been wanting to show you something, do you have a couple minutes so I can draw you a picture of what I believe?" He said Yes and I shared the 3 Circles.  It's really that simple.