Evangelism: more prayed for than practiced

Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus, and are praying for opportunities to share their faith. But most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months. (more…)

God’s love – how are you sharing it?

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.” Romans 5: 8-10 (more…)

Permission vs Persuasion

Is it just me or do many forms of evangelism involve coercion of one type or another? It may be a voice over with a soft music background and dimmed lighting, it could be a powerful rhetoric or it could be good old fashioned fear (let’s talk about hell should we?). It could well be that in the Australian context any form of coercion or power leverage in evangelism may well be counterproductive. (more…)

Facebook For Churches – Beginner Level (Podcast)

Many churches are missing out on the amazing potential that Facebook provides for connecting effectively with our people networks. In this beginner level podcast we looked at why churches need to be on Facebook and some guidelines on how to post content that engages.  (more…)

Telling The Full Story

Whilst many of us were either enjoying an end of year break or contemplating the start to a new year, far away in Burkino Faso a tragedy was unfolding. An unassuming but legendary couple in their eighties from Perth were kidnapped by a militant Islamist group linked to Al Qaeda jihadists. (more…)

The habits of a faith sharer

5-Habits-340x544The Five Habits of  Highly Missional People, is a book written by Michael Frost about the BELLS method for sharing your faith. It is a “handy tool for mobilizing Christians up, in and out into mission. That is, up into deeper connection with the Triune God; in to a stronger sense of community with other believers; and out into the neighborhood.” 1

The books sets out “a simple, easy-to-adopt set of habits that unleash essential missional values like engagement with neighbours, connection with each other, a deeper experience of God’s leading, a stronger understanding of the Gospel, and a framework for identifying ourselves as missionaries.“2

This reasonably short, useful book sets out both the why, and how-to of this principle and could be worked through as a group, or an individual. It also includes an “Accountability Form” at the end to help you work through some practical actions steps to begin implementing the BELLS principle of habits in your life.

Click here to access this book for free through Exponential.

 

1, 2: Quotes from Michael Frost in the introduction to “The Five Habits of Highly Missional People”