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  • Campus/Students | Wheaton
    In a recent Barna Group five year study on why young people are leaving the church for example 84 of Christians ages 18 to 29 said they have no idea how the Bible applies to their professional interests Young adults need to see the societal and kingdom value of their own present and future daily work so that work will become for them a vital arena for personal discipleship stewardship of gifts and service to the world What does it look like for the next generation to be able to naturally segue into a faith dialogue as part of their discipline How can we train up students to be effective in gospel witness in a multitude of situations The BGCE is committed to helping students learn to integrate faith and witness into every part of their lives BGCE staff lead mentoring communities to help Wheaton College students develop a rich faith life and a deep commitment to gospel witness Evangelism Initiative What role does evangelism play on Christian campuses The Evangelism Initiative is committed to accelerating evangelism by deploying college graduates who will embrace and value their calling as gospel witnesses More Opus The Art of Work The mission of

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Training-Ministries/Campus-Students (2016-02-17)
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  • Churches | Wheaton
    Make an Online Gift How to Know Jesus Home Training Ministries Churches Churches Menu Evangelism Training Campus Students Churches Amplify 2016 Evangelizing Churches Initiative GC2 Summit Multicultural Prisons Corrections Statistics point to the fact that less than 10 of America s churches are growing through conversions This means that 90 of churches either are not growing or are growing simply as a result of Christians changing churches If the gospel is to be realized and our communities transformed then our churches must have a growing awareness and passion for seeing new people come to faith What does it look like for a local church to have evangelism as a way of life How can we train up church leaders and congregations to develop a passionate commitment for evangelism The BGCE is committed to this task seeing churches develop an ethos of evangelism which leads to church growth both quantitatively and qualitatively Evangelizing Churches Churches have been given one commission to make disciples But many are not living up to this calling How do we move our churches from stagnancy into places of flourishing places which are caught up in the mission of God to make disciples More Share This Page

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Training-Ministries/Churches (2016-02-17)
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  • Multicultural | Wheaton
    is on the move People from the regions beyond are now around us and migration is predicted to accelerate over the next decade North America and in fact nearly every corner of the globe is facing unprecedented migration such that the very face of the world is becoming more global in nature What does it look like to share our faith in the diverse ethnic populations in our neighborhoods How can we train up others to be effective in gospel witness to a multitude of cultures and peoples The BGCE through its Ethnic Ministries Department is committed to this task providing oversight to the Ethnic America Network a ministry coalition that has involved over 80 evangelical denominations and agencies in the task of reaching 1st generation immigrants and 2nd generation ethnic peoples in America with the gospel of Jesus Christ Ethnic America Network Ministry with and to people of diverse cultures is a foundation of our calling as followers of Christ Through the EAN organizations and individuals have the opportunity to rally around this calling More Multicultural Ministry Resources Equipping Corner Ministry with and to people of diverse cultures can be multiplied through careful attention to God s spirit and

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Training-Ministries/Multicultural (2016-02-17)
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  • Prisons/Corrections | Wheaton
    8 of the national population is behind bars While the United States represents about 5 of the world s population it houses around 25 of the world s prisoners The church behind bars is both a reality and an opportunity What does it look like to equip believers both in prison and those working with currently or formerly incarcerated people to effectively evangelize and disciple How can we train up all those in corrections to play their God ordained role in restoring lives to their full potential The BGCE through its Institute for Prison Ministries is committed to providing information resources and research for those impacted by crime and incarceration including families ex offenders ministry volunteers professionals and correctional officers Institute for Prison Ministries Those in prison and in correctional ministry need resources and support to continue in the journey to full maturity in Christ IPM exists to equip and encourage the Body of Christ for correctional ministry More Answering the Call In Prison Training Countless millions are serving time in prison right now This evangelism training seminar and curriculum equips Christ followers to live focused lives of witness and discipleship More Institute for Prison Ministries UNITE 2016 Correctional Ministry

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Training-Ministries/Prisons-Corrections (2016-02-17)
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  • Academic Programs | Wheaton
    Phone 630 752 5918 Fax 630 752 5916 bgce wheaton edu The BGCE has partnered with the Wheaton College Graduate School to provide quality training for those involved in evangelism and mission leadership Through the MA in Evangelism and Leadership and MA in Missional Church Movements programs we encourage individuals and churches to be change agents for Christ in the world Masters in Evangelism and Leadership As cultural changes accelerate we need a new type of leader who is prepared to reach people and make disciples who pursue Jesus mission in the world We need evangelistic leaders who are change agents for the Church and society We need churches that grow through conversion The Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College will equip you to think critically and act creatively to communicate the gospel and lead the change that s needed in our contemporary multi ethnic world Missional Church Movements As contemporary forms of the church are changing we need a new type of leader who wants to plant and grow reproducing churches transition existing churches and extend the influence of the gospel into every sector and location of society We need missional churches and missional movements to reach the West and to reach the world We need missional Christians to serve their neighbor and to serve the poor The Master in Missional Church Movements will expose you to the best missional and church reproducing thinkers and practitioners in the world today It will equip you to lead in such a way that brings the gospel to life and that allows people to be transformed and neighborhoods and institutions to be influenced BGC Scholarship Program Do you have a heart for missions and are looking for financial support to help you pursue your higher education degree The

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  • Equipping Corner | Wheaton
    to creatively and effectively bring the love of Jesus to those who don t yet know him Menu About Us Ed Stetzer Named as BGCE Senior Fellow Training Ministries Academic Programs Equipping Corner Gospel Life Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ Personal Evangelism Tools Q A with a Global Leader Other Evangelism Resources 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 EvangelVision com 50 Voices One Passion It s All about Sharing the Good News How do we winsomely and lovingly be Christ s ambassadors We have brought together 50 voices to inspire and encourage us to shine as a light upon a hill More Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ For 50 years EMQ has been one of the top mission journals for those engaged in full time ministry Learn from leaders and experienced workers how to engage in the Great Commission with excellence More Personal Evangelism Tools Evangelism is often a scary idea for Christians Here you will find tools to prepare you to share the glorious gospel with confidence truth and love More Q A with a Global

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Equipping-Corner (2016-02-17)
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  • Gospel Life blog | Wheaton
    May 2013 Evangel vision Archives June 2013 July 2013 Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ Personal Evangelism Tools Q A with a Global Leader Other Evangelism Resources Like the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Follow the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Formerly known as Evangelvision the Gospel Life blog was created with the intent to spur all of us on towards greater and more effective gospel witness What does a life that embodies the gospel look like We believe a Gospel Life is one that centers on the person and work of Jesus It is grounded in an authentic relationship and love for Jesus Christ and it is reflected in a selfless life giving outward love for others A Gospel Life includes numerous characteristics beliefs and out workings At the core of a Gospel Life is a commitment to a lifestyle of evangelism a deep desire to blend our words and deeds into something that is true to our profession of faith and brings together the best of who we are What does it look like to use our minds our hearts our bodies and our gifts and talents such that others see glimpses of Jesus We believe that evangelism comes alive when we can see the totality of life as an opportunity to share and live the gospel message It is with this hope that Gospel Life was created It is a resource for those who profess to love Jesus and who desire to deepen their commitment to evangelism and as a result a more beautiful Gospel Life It is sponsored by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College but in the end it s a community of people who have a similar love of the gospel and desire to see every person know the love of Jesus Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Equipping-Corner/EvangelVision-through-Our-Eyes (2016-02-17)
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  • Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ) | Wheaton
    and online publication to assist in worldwide evangelism and missions Menu Gospel Life Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ EMQ Unsung Hero Awards Iwitness Personal Evangelism Tools Q A with a Global Leader Other Evangelism Resources For nearly half a century Evangelical Missions Quarterly EMQ has served the missionary community worldwide by providing relevant engaging thoughtful articles on a vast array of ministry foci leadership translation contextualization business as mission member care length of service biblical applications etc EMQ continues to remain one of the top journals for missiologists and is for many thought practitioners the premier journal for the North American mission community Each quarterly issue contains 10 12 articles by mission and church leaders and experienced cross cultural workers around the world EMQ is comprised primarily of non solicited 2 000 3 000 word articles polished through a lengthy editorial process designed to ensure we publish only top quality articles which will equip and encourage Christian workers around the world EMQ s first rights policy also ensures that the content readers find in EMQ will not be found elsewhere EMQ is published by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and is available both in print and online To learn more and subscribe visit EMQ Or sign up below to receive updates from EMQ Yes sign me up to receive EMQ emails indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name EMQ Is Turning 50 In 1964 several mission leaders from North American sat down to brainstorm ways to partner and fill gaps in information and equipping resources EMQ was born 50 years over 2 000 articles over 1 000 book reviews and countless thousands of writing editing and service hours later God is still using EMQ to bless and encourage thousands of workers worldwide It s a legacy only God

    Original URL path: http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE/Equipping-Corner/EMQ (2016-02-17)
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