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  • About Us | Wheaton
    ultimate goal of seeing God s Church powerfully impacting our world in word and deed Simply stated we seek to pour ourselves into both leaders and lay Christians so that we will see a Church filled with Christ centered Christ modeled gospel witnesses We pour into others so that they will go and be the Church of Christ thus moving us closer towards a world transformed by the gospel When we speak of individual and communal witness we express our intention to develop and mobilize individuals churches organizations businesses and schools which will impact our world for Christ and his kingdom We believe this can and will happen as we train teams of Christ followers to speak and live out their commitment to Jesus Christ Christ is the center of our message Our efforts are grounded in salvation through Christ alone forgoing non essential issues that will distract us from the simple and honest gospel message Christ is also the very model we seek to emulate as we go about this The incarnate Christ displayed attributes we seek to follow as we witness The message he proclaimed was enriched by the character he manifested and the compassionate deeds he performed How We Do It Our training takes on a number of forms teaching and preaching in churches classrooms and conference settings providing online and print evangelism training tools and mentoring one on one and in group contexts We also offer Masters level studies in evangelism and leadership and missional church movements through the Wheaton College Graduate School We train those in leadership roles pastors directors heads of organizations emerging student leaders as well as Christians of all ages and walks of life in direct response to the New Testament command that all believers are to be Christ s witnesses in

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  • History of the BGCE | Wheaton
    of Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rev Billy Graham sought to develop a center for strategic planning inspiration and preparation of leaders to fuel the evangelism mission of the Church in the world After completing two global conferences Berlin 1966 and Lausanne 1974 he was convinced of the need for an institution to continually stimulate and accelerate the Great Commission Wheaton College shared his vision and together they birthed and resourced the Billy Graham Center In his dedication address Mr Graham stated his vision that the BGC would be a world hub of inspiration research preaching and training that will glorify Christ and serve every church and organization in preaching and teaching the gospel to the world Since it opened nearly 35 years ago the Center has played an integral part in providing training inspiration and networking in the task of world evangelism Most recently the Center housed ten departments which lived out the goal of accelerating global evangelism in unique ways The departments included the BGC Archives BGC Museum BGC Scholarship Program Institute for Cross Cultural Training Institute for Strategic Evangelism Institute for Prison Ministries Muslim Ministries department Ethnic Ministries department and a publications department On July 1 2014 the Billy Graham Center was renamed the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism BGCE to more clearly define the purpose of the Center The Center underwent a vast reorganization in order to more clearly focus itself on the mission of training Christians for Christ centered evangelism A number of departments including the BGC Archives BGC Scholarship Program and the Institute for Cross Cultural Training were moved to other parts of the Wheaton College campus The core training departments with a primary emphasis on evangelism remain at the center of the BGCE s ministry Added to this two Master

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  • Mission and Vision | Wheaton
    so that we will see a Church filled with Christ centered Christ modeled gospel witnesses We pour into others so that they will go and be the Church of Christ thus moving us closer towards a world transformed by the gospel When we speak of individual and communal witness we express our intention to develop and mobilize individuals churches organizations businesses and schools which will impact our world for Christ and his kingdom We believe this can and will happen as we train teams of Christ followers to speak and live out their commitment to Jesus Christ Christ is the center of our message Our efforts are grounded in salvation through Christ alone forgoing non essential issues that will distract us from the simple and honest gospel message Christ is also the very model we seek to emulate as we go about this The incarnate Christ displayed attributes we seek to follow as we witness The message he proclaimed was enriched by the character he manifested and the compassionate deeds he performed How We Do It Our training takes on a number of forms teaching and preaching in churches classrooms and conference settings providing online and print evangelism training tools and mentoring one on one and in group contexts We also offer Masters level studies in evangelism and leadership and missional church movements through the Wheaton College Graduate School We train those in leadership roles pastors directors heads of organizations emerging student leaders as well as Christians of all ages and walks of life in direct response to the New Testament command that all believers are to be Christ s witnesses in the world Our skilled staff and faculty have trained thousands to share their faith effectively Topics of expertise include evangelism leadership developing evangelistic churches Muslim and multicultural evangelism

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  • BGCE Leadership | Wheaton
    Graham Center 500 College Ave Wheaton IL 60187 Phone 630 752 5918 Fax 630 752 5916 bgce wheaton edu Administration Contact Administration Office Linda Kacena Contact Development Office Linda Kacena Paul Ericksen Interim Executive Director BGCE Read Paul s Testimony Ed Stetzer Senior Fellow BGCE Communications Contact Communications Office Laurie Nichols Laurie Fortunak Nichols Director Communications Managing Editor Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ Read Laurie s Testimony Karen Helmkamp Office Coordinator EMQ BGCE Ministries Contact Ministries Office Jean Kliebhan Jerry Root Faculty Scholar Director Evangelism Initiative Read Jerry s Testimony Chandler Im Director Ethnic Ministries Read Chandler s Testimony Contact Ethnic Ministries Office Karen Swanson Director Institute for Prison Ministries Read Karen s Testimony Contact Prison Ministries Office Jaquil Brown Perry Academic Programs Missional Initiatives Contact Academics Office Tracy Commons Rick Richardson Faculty Scholar Director Evangelizing Churches Initiative and Academic Programs Read Rick s Testimony Contact Evangelizing Churches Initiative Tracy Commons BGC Museum Contact Museum Eric Durbin Eric Durbin Manager Museum Speakers Bureau Learn more about our staff s expertise and inquire about someone coming to train you your church or your organization More Hours of Operation Office Hours 8 30 a m until 4 30 p m Monday through Friday

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  • Billy Graham Center Museum | Wheaton
    Graham Center Museum The BGC Museum inspires visitors with inviting exhibits depicting the history of evangelism in North America and the ministry of Billy Graham A Walk Through the Gospel visually portrays the gospel and encourages visitors to make a commitment to Christ Menu History Mission and Vision Leadership BGC Museum What Others Say The Museum is an inspirational component of the Billy Graham Center ministries dedicated to accelerating global evangelism The Museum provides visitors with an experience that extends their understanding of the good news about Jesus whether becoming aware of God s offer of his love through Jesus being inspired to follow Christ or growing in desire and ability to share the gospel The Museum offers an inviting informative and inspiring experience for the general public on the story of evangelism in North America especially the ministry of Billy Graham Visit the Billy Graham Center Museum BGC Museum From the Eyes of a Shepherd Seeing the Incarnation through Animal Imagery This exhibit presents imagery that features animals as stand ins for humanity giving us new ways to recognize God as provider and redeemer of his flock More Photo Gallery Billy Graham Center Museum Take a virtual tour of

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  • What Others Say | Wheaton
    has lifted the vision and sharpened the skills of countless individuals and organizations as they seek to reach a new generation for Christ In a world that is increasingly torn by doubt confusion and despair I believe the Center s ministry is now more urgent than ever I urge your prayerful and financial support to make this outreach possible through the vision and ministry of the Graham Center Rev Billy Graham February 2012 The Billy Graham Center is a critical nexus for global evangelization As they seek to fulfill the Great Commission world leaders find coordination and inspiration in the Center s archives conferences training programs publications and direct presentations of the gospel Dr Philip G Ryken President Wheaton College To remain faithful and effective in our mission the church needs input and information that will help in our praying planning and acting The Billy Graham Center is one of the most strategic centers in the world to provide this kind of communication I wholeheartedly endorse the value of the Billy Graham Center If it did not exist it would need to be invented Dr Leighton Ford President Leighton Ford Ministries There are many things that I admire about The Billy Graham Center for World Evangelism but the most impressive aspect is its uncompromised passion to reach the lost through every means possible to every corner of the world Dr Joseph Stowell President Cornerstone University In an era of decentralization and global change we need a stable center point for evangelism The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College is that center Evangelicals across America and around the world look to the Billy Graham Center to understand the past and to serve the future Dr Leith Anderson President National Association of Evangelicals The Billy Graham Center has the unique ability to

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  • Training Ministries | Wheaton
    Ministries Training Ministries Menu About Us Ed Stetzer Named as BGCE Senior Fellow Training Ministries Evangelism Training Campus Students Churches Multicultural Prisons Corrections Academic Programs Equipping Corner Get Involved How to Know Jesus Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Billy Graham Center 500 College Ave Wheaton IL 60187 Phone 630 752 5918 Fax 630 752 5916 bgce wheaton edu We have been given the command to go and make disciples of all nations Matt 28 19 and we have each been called to go in Jesus name John 20 20 21 filled with the indwelling Holy Spirit We also face challenges fear of knowing how to share our faith verbally fear of being judged by others pressure to operate in the marketplace and the workplace in ways inconsistent with the gospel and cultural and linguistic barriers to name a few The BGCE is committed to helping Christians overcome these barriers and train them to witness to their faith in a manner that has Christ as both the subject and the model of authentic gospel witness Please look around our Training Ministries to learn more about our work and to find resources that will benefit you as you follow God s call

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  • Evangelism Training | Wheaton
    thoughtful and helpful training to equip Christians to better share Jesus with others Our training takes a number of approaches Providing one on one mentoring with students lay Christians and leaders Teaching and preaching on campuses in churches and at conferences Creating online and print resources for lay Christians and leaders What does it look like for each believer to be fully equipped to take the gospel into various contexts How can we train up believers to flourish in their commitment to gospel witness The BGCE is committed to training up the whole Church in winsome creative Christ centered evangelism Speakers Bureau Learn more about our staff s expertise and inquire about someone coming to train you your church or your organization More Equipping Corner Spend time in our Equipping Corner where you will find dozens of articles podcasts video and links to equip and inspire you in your evangelism witness More Speaking the Story at Christmas Video Series Experts share how you can effectively share Jesus this holiday season The holidays can provide open doors to gospel witness that we wouldn t have at any other time of year This 11 video series features experts providing guidance in how

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Training-Ministries/Evangelism-Training (2016-02-17)
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