Blog items tagged with "evangelism"

Evangelism Events in Our Association

Several churches in SEIBA are planning evangelism activities to reach out to their communities. Block parties, gatherings in parks, Vacation Bible Schools, youth activities, and other outreach projects are slated to make our churches more visible. The purpose of these activities? To proclaim Christ to the unreached and unchurched in our 9-county area. These intentional plans demonstrate the faithfulness of churches to engage others in gospel conversations and to minister to those in need. If your church wants to host evangelistic efforts, please contact Gary Yochum at SEIBA’s office for information about possible financial assistance for your projects. 

Using Social Media to Share the Gospel

(information based on article “Tweet It! Share It! Post It!” in Missions Mosaic Magazine, February 2017,  p. 23)

Being intentional in sharing Christ as you use social media can become part of your daily life, just as using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become. Sharing your faith in this way takes prayerful consideration and careful postings. It’s more than posting a Scripture verse or Christian slogan on a placard! Post with the goal of establishing relationships. Here are a few suggestions as you consider sharing your testimony through social media.

  • Be personal – This will impact readers.
  • Post more than just a Bible verse – Share what the verse means to you. In other words, make it personal.
  • Use discernment in your postings – Strong graphics may be regarded as judgmental.
  • Be careful about postings whose meanings are clear only to Christians – Intrigue readers, rather than lead them to unfriend you!
  • Church politics, political tirades or whining have no place in your posts – Posts should be positive and uplifting.
  • Offer additional support that will build relationships.
  • Be a friend – It may take time to develop a relationship. Be patient!

Evangelism Training Event to be Held

The evangelism team of SEIBA is providing an evangelism training event for all ages on Saturday,  September 11.  The event will be held at Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Jeffersonville beginning at 5:30  p.m.

The event is specifically  designed to help you, your family, and your church extend loving hands to people who  do not  know Christ as Savior. The first  part of the event will model a block party to show you resources that are available,  give  you and those with you a hot dog fresh from the grill and fellowship built around games and activities associated  with block parties.

There will be breakouts for children, students, adults, and church staff giving new ideas for reaching out into your communities with the good news of Jesus. There will  be a variety  of topics: being evangelistic in the workplace, working with students, how children can tell others about Jesus, how  to use hospitality to share your witness, how doing ordinary things intentionally will help you  be effective in personal evangelism, and how pastors can lead their churches in evangelism. There will also be a session to help you work through the details of hosting your own block party!

Here is the schedule  for the event:
5:30      -   Registration / Block Party model (food, games)
6:00 - 7:30   -   Breakout sessions (each session will  be 30 minutes long and will repeat 3 times)
7:30  - 8:00 - Wrap up, a word from our associational missions coordinator, and GIVE-AWAYS!

THIS EVENT IS ONE YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! GRAB THE WHOLE FAMILY AND JOIN US FOR A TIME OF LEARNING HOW TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WITH OTHERS!