The act of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is called evangelism. Evangelism is the cry of Jesus as he weeps over lost people. Evangelism is the whole work of the whole church for the whole age. The gospel is not something we come to church to hear, it is something we go from church to do.
Unfortunately, many of us are like Arctic rivers: frozen at the mouth.
Research has shown that only a small proportion of churches actually train their members for evangelism rather than just tell them about it.
‘Sadly the Church over the years has had an imbalance, often neglecting witness and focusing more on worship and well-being . . . Evangelism is not just about numbers; we count people because people count. Because we are made in the image of God, every individual is a person of intrinsic worth.’
This course is a result of J.John’s own experience of preparing hundreds of churches for mission on six continents.
The Natural Evangelism Course is a six-session course, which provides a simple, yet insightful training programme for all churches wanting to encourage and equip their members towards more effective friendship evangelism.
The Natural Evangelism Course provides churches with a ready-made training programme to help members engage actively in evangelism; providing insights, activities and talking points to help individuals understand how to share their faith and become more confident and effective in connecting with people of the twenty-first century.
Covering the ‘Why’ of evangelism as well as defining the correct message of the Good News and the meaning of friendship evangelism, the course advises Christians on how to tell their story, how to demonstrate the good news in their lives and actions and how they can be empowered for evangelism.