Our cities need healing. People need answers to today's problems and hope for a better future. Jesus is the answer. Look what he did when he saw hurting people...
"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Jesus loves cities here is how he prayed for Jerusalem:
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” - Matthew 23: 37-39
Jesus broke down the racial, political, gender and religious barriers of his day to unite people around a common cause:
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. – Ephesians 2:14-17
That cause is called The Gospel, which literally means "good news." The Good News is that Jesus, through pain and sacrifice, paid for the wrongs of every person on the planet, both then and now. We are on a mission to spread that Good News to all who are open to receiving it. That process is called "evangelism". Evangelism literally means to proclaim good news.
Have you received it?
Have you received Jesus as the sacrifice for your sin and the Saviour of your soul? Are you ready to join us on this journey of spreading the Gospel to every receptive person on the planet?
THE CHANGING FACE OF EVANGELISM & THE WELL-BEING OF THE CITY Webinar Replay
The Changing Face of Evangelism and the Well-Being of the City focuses on motivation, theology, tools and training for conversational and comprehensive evangelism. This training is comprised of interactive sessions, experiential learning, self-discovery, and both mentoring and on-line community opportunities.
As our culture radically changes, old forms of evangelism can create an obstacle to the gospel – for the church planter, missional leader and marketplace Christian alike. Studies suggest that the general state of evangelism today is weak among followers of Jesus. An increasing number of pastors, leaders and church-planters have seen the need to bring good and effective evangelism thought, tools and motivation more broadly to the Church. Picture a growing movement in church after church of Jesus’ followers engaging in spiritual conversations regularly with non-believers where we live, work, learn and play!
The Changing Face of Evangelism and the Well-Being of the City focuses on motivation, theology, tools and training for conversational and comprehensive evangelism. This evangelism training is comprised of interactive sessions, experiential learning, self-discovery and both mentoring and on-line community opportunities.
- Identify and address barriers to modern day evangelism—theological, social, cultural and practical.
- CoJourners—a spiritual journey based equipping paradigm for conversational evangelism with practical explorer tools—to help believers engage effectively with others. These tools have been tested and proven around the globe through our international partners: “Sometime”, “Your story”, “Soularium”, “How Love Responds”, “Life in the City”, digital, short film and artistic resources, “Story of the Soul”.
- The Three Modes of Evangelism (community, natural, ministry)—which make up the framework for comprehensive evangelism movement planning.
- A special session for pastors and missional leaders to help them think and lead comprehensively regarding evangelism’s role in the Church—inspiring their hearts and deepening their theological and practical embrace of evangelism.
I want to bring change to my city!
We are on a mission to take the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ to every receptive person on the planet and to build multiplying communities of Christ-followers in every community in every spoken language and within walking distance of every person on earth. Are you in?
If you want to know more about how to have a positive impact on your city, please let us know and we will be glad to help you find your way to lasting change.
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