What does evangelism mean in a post-modern society?

“Evangelism today and in particular with post-moderns requires prayer, listening, building trust, genuineness, real change and real action, openness and honesty. The gospel needs constant translation into their terminology and equipping those in developing post-modern cultures and sub-cultures with the tools (more…)

Missional Proximity

Have you ever attempted the Coke-Can Challenge? The idea is to hold a full can of Coke (or indeed any other beverage that is willing to sponsor this blog) out in front of you at full arm’s length, for as long as possible. The can doesn’t weigh much, but (if you’re like me) you’ll find you’re in agony after a couple of minutes. But if it’s close to your body, you could carry it all day. (more…)

You bring them, we’ll save them

Is there more to evangelism than getting people through the door?

Throughout my time as a pastor I regularly encouraged my congregations to invite their family and friends to church. Most didn’t… or wouldn’t…or couldn’t. Those who did, more often than not, used to wait for a special occasion. They would warn me prior to the event and apply some not-so-subtle pressure, making sure I prepared an “evangelistic” sermon and “seeker friendly” service.  (more…)

Church meets local school needs

Coastlands Baptist Church is a small church in Burnie, north-west Tasmania. Towards the end of 2005 the church began discussing how it could be more missional and relevant in today’s society. After prayerful consideration it was decided that Kids Hope was one of the ways this could be achieved. (more…)