The message of God’s kingdom is great news and our churches and their members have the high privilege of being bearers of it! This is not always an easy task, nor is it always done well. And even when done well, it is not always well received. Nevertheless, we believe the message is for all people everywhere, and we are committed as a movement to being clear communicators of Jesus and his message.
Evangelism Equippers Network
The Evangelism Equippers Network is a learning community of leaders from among our churches, whose role (formal or informal) it is to serve their church by motivating, equipping and
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Courses and DVDs
The Alpha Course
alpha.org [DVD set ~$70 at Koorong] Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where participants can share their thoughts. Rostrevor Baptist has very extensive experience in the use of this course. The excellent Alpha Youth has also just been launched (late 2014).
christianityexplored.org [DVD set ~$50 through Amazon] Christianity Explored originated in All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, which produces courses and other materials to help people understand from the Bible who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him. Their materials have been translated into 20 languages and are being used in 60 countries in all kinds of churches. The basic course is around 10 sessions that feature a ~
towardsbelief.org.au [DVD set ~$50 at Koorong] Produced by Australia’s Olive Tree Media and presented by Karl Faase (former Senior Pastor of Gymea Baptist), this 10-episode course focuses on 10 “belief blockers” – reasons many people have lost confidence in the Church and its message. Karl is a highly regarded interviewer and host, with a friendly yet probing style. He has hosted The Men’s Series, The Family Series plus numerous television specials.
Books for enquirers
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Author: Scot McKnight Category: Discipleship-Evangelism, Vocation Price: ~$17
Blurb: In One
Simply Christian – Why Christianity Makes Sense
Author: Tom Wright Category: Apologetic Price: ~$15
Blurb: Not since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity has such a wise and informed leader
The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives
Author: Lee Strobel Category: Testimony Apologetic Price: ~$15
Blurb: The Case for a Creator explored the scientific evidence for God; The Case for Christ investigated the historical evidence for Jesus; The Case for Faith responded to eight major objections about Christianity; The Case for The Real Jesus refuted the current challenges to the Bible and Christ … Now, in The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel crafts a compelling and highly personal experiential case for God, focusing on God’s transforming work in the lives of men and women today. Writing with unusual candor, Lee draws upon his own journey from atheism to Christianity to explore the depth and breadth of God’s redeeming love for spiritually wayward people. He travels thousands of miles to capture the inspiring stories of everyday people whose values have been radically changed and who have discovered the “how” and “why” behind God’s amazing grace. You’ll encounter racists, addicts, and even murderers who have found new hope and purpose. You’ll meet once-bitter people who have received God’s power to forgive those who have harmed them—and, equally amazing, people mired in guilt who have discovered that they can even forgive themselves.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Category: Children Price: ~$16
Blurb: The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the
The Reason for God – Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Author: Tim Keller Category: Apologetic Price: ~$10
Blurb: Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics and non-believers bring to religion. Using literature, philosophy, anthropology, pop culture, and intellectual reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true
There is a God – How the World’s Most Notorious Athiest Changed His Mind
Author: Anthony Flew Category: Critique of
Review by Scott Berry: The book starts with why Flew is so important in the history of modern atheism thus giving weight to his story. The opening 3 chapters are about his background and how he became an atheist. The following 7 chapters go on to explain why he changed his mind, stating that “I must follow where the evidence leads” It finishes with 2 appendices; one
The New Parish – Book by Paul Sparks
The New Parish – How Neighbourhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community “When . . . faith communities begin connecting together, in and for the neighborhood, they learn to depend on God for strength to love, forgive and show grace like never before. . . . The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself.”Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen have seen–in cities, suburbs and small towns all over North America–how powerful the gospel can be when it takes root in the context of a place, at the intersection of geography, demography, economy
Life on Mission – Book/DVD Series by Tim Harlow
Life on Mission is a Book and DVD series by Tim Harlow. Video series is 6x ~15minute videos plus guided discussion. The LIFE ON MISSION kit offers clear biblical teaching and provocative discussion questions designed to empower small groups to share their faith with people in their own backyards. This six-week study looks at topics like how to connect with unbelievers, how serving others can open their hearts to the Gospel, and how paying attention to our own spiritual growth can strengthen our witness.
The Rooftop (Dennis Pethers) Course / Web Resource
‘The Rooftop’ is a new Viz-A-Viz Ministry that started its UK development in Spring 2013. The vision from ‘ The Rooftop’ is for us all to seek a fresh vision of God’s heart for the lost people in our communities. To enable us to do this, ‘The Rooftop’ initially offers churches a ‘3 step-journey’ and
Book: Reimagining Evangelism by Rick Richardson
Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
[~$15] Finalist, Fourth Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (2006) Sometimes talking about Jesus with your friends can feel like trying to close a deal on a sales call, pushing something on people they may not really want. Imagine being free to be yourself and free for the Spirit to work in you. Imagine that it doesn’t depend on you alone but that you can be an important part of a witnessing community. Imagine telling people stories instead of trying to download content. Here is your invitation to reimagine what evangelism could be for you.
contagiouschristian.com [DVD series ~$35 at Koorong] Developed by Willow Creek in the USA, this popular training program has been completely updated and revised and can now be used in the classic seminar format, or as a church-wide campaign.
crossoveronline.com.au/resources/natural-evangelism-free-resource [Free] This resource was developed by Australia’s Steve Ingram for use in his own