Saturday, April 12, 2008

European Evangelism - What is bearing fruit?

I was recently asked what evangelism approaches in Europe (East or West) that I was familiar with which were demonstrating some level of fruitfulness. Here was my quick list:
  • Story of Soul – for an outreach meeting
  • Soularium in initiative evangelism
  • Short Film Festivals as an event
  • CoJourners: Conversational Evangelism as a lifestyle
  • Battle of the Bands; utilizing both local and Christian bands
  • English Speaking Camps – especially for High School students
  • EQ Seminars – especially for student leaders
  • Life@Large revised for Italy as The Story within The Story

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Transformation: A Renewed Mind

Under God's economy, nothing really changes until our minds do. Transformation is the the fruit of a changed outlook. First our minds are renewed, and then we are transformed, and then everything is different, even if it stays the same.

Mark Buchanan, The Rest of God (pg 33)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Gospel for the Jews: A Dialogue

There has been a fascinating exchange at Christianity Today's website between editor, Stan Guthrie, and Rabbi Yehiel Poupko. Reading it may help you deepen your understanding and appreciation of the sensitive issues related to gospel conversations with Jewish individuals. Read Guthrie's column first:

Then consider Poupko and Guthrie's exchange regarding it:

For a more indepth read of an Evangelical view of the matters, here is The Gospel and The Jewish People: An Evangelical Statement.

Satisfied Prayer Experience

This is up at It has proven to be a very effective means of leading a small (or large) group through an prayer experience focused on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. I have led groups from 10-4000 using this. Perhaps it will be helpful to you...