Monday, August 20, 2018

Gospel Conversation Training August 22

This Wednesday you can learn how to share the Gospel, start a conversation that leads to the Gospel and then practice everything you learn right away in real life.

Gospel Conversation Training: Wednesday August 22nd, 6-8pm at Pekin Bible Church.

We did this same training about a week ago. Here's what God did:

  • 20 believers were trained.
  • We went out and met people and had 23 conversations.
  • We were able to pray for 9 people in those conversations.
  • We shared the Gospel 5 times.
  • There were 5 opportunities for follow up. 

Gospel Sharing Story
One of the people we met while we practiced for the training had an extreme amount of brokenness in his life: lost job, on parole, co-dependent, possibly using drugs...

God had planned that my friend and I walked up to him the same time he was having suicidal thoughts.  We were able to pray for him, share the Gospel with him, and then get him some help to get him back to where he needed to be. I don't know what would have happened to him if we hadn't shown up, but I do know that God had us there in that moment to tell him God loved him and that he needed to turn his life over to Jesus.

If you're interested in training like this but can't make it on such a short notice, let me know and we'll schedule something else.

If you know of someone that might be interested in a training like this, please forward or share this post with them.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Gospel Conversations Training August 11

On Saturday August 11th we'll be doing a mini-version of the Gospel Conversation Training.

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 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. 
Saturday August 11, 10am-Noon at First United Methodist Church in Pekin.

Please contact me to RSVP. 

Interested in training but can't make that day? Let me know!

Gospel Story:
About the second week of summer camp I felt led to start a spiritual conversation with an older camper. Sometimes with kids the "Can I pray for you?" or "Are you near or far from God?" can be a little difficult for them to answer. So I just said: "Have you ever seen the 3 Circles? Can I show it to you?" He was very spiritually interested but not ready to turn and believe in Jesus. "I think I want to think about it some more." I was glad that he was at Camp multiple weeks and I hope I can have another conversation with him soon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Commands of Christ

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 learn the Commands of Christ 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!) 

July 11 - Making Disciples
July 18 - Baptism
July 25 - Prayer
August 1 - The Lord's Supper
August 8 - Love
August 15 - Church

Let me know if you are planning on coming. It would be totally fine to jump in and out for a command or two that would be helpful to you.

*Yep, I know I posted this already with different dates. I'm still learning to manage my calendar.  Also, I never shared a Gospel story the previous time!, so here it is:*

A youth pastor and I were hoping to meet students at a local McDonalds. We were planning on asking people how we can pray for them, and then attempt to share the Gospel with them. Sadly, none of the students came... however, we still asked a few people how we could pray for them. The first few people were polite "No, thanks" but then we met Tyler. He was homeless. We prayed, bought him a sandwich, and shared the Gospel. We offered to meet again, but unfortunately have never connected with him since.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Here's what God did: 6/9 Gospel Conversation Training Update

 A few weeks ago we had about a dozen of us spend a day focusing on learning to share the Gospel. Here's what we saw God do:

  • We started conversations with about 20 different households.
  • From that we were able to share the Gospel 10 times.
  • We were also able to pray for about 10 people
    • I heard a story a couple of weeks later: One person we prayed for and shared the Gospel with told his neighbors that it meant a lot to him. He expressed interest in church again.
  • A couple participants have already taken what we learned and went out to meet people in their neighborhoods.
  • A couple quotes from participants:
    • "Thanks a ton, the training was very helpful."
    • "We are both so excited about this."

If you or your church are interested in a similar training, let me know!