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  • Personal Evangelism Tools | Wheaton
    Global Leader Other Evangelism Resources Shorter Articles on Personal Evangelism Evangelism is often a scary idea for Christians Fear of rejection and feeling ill equipped can silence the good news which God has meant to go out to a world in need These short articles will help prepare you to share the glorious gospel with confidence truth and love More Longer Articles on Personal Evangelism Evangelism thought and praxis varies from person to person and place to place In these articles leaders in the fields of evangelism and missions take you deeper in thought as you be the mouth hands and feet of Jesus in the world Personal Evangelism Podcasts The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is committed to helping you deepen your walk with God so that it will result in gospel witness We have created a series of short podcasts to encourage you to do just that Conversations at Christmas 12 Christmas traditions and items that have Christian origins Christmas is a good time to engage others in faith conversations But where do we start Perhaps it can be as easy as engaging others around the histories of common Christmas traditions and items More Speaking the Story at

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  • Q&A with a Global Leader | Wheaton
    the board of Christianity Today Miriam also recently completed a term as president of the American Society of Missiology Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Christians for Biblical Equality she also serves as a mission associate of the World Evangelical Alliance and on the diaspora task force of the Lausanne Movement Her most recent book Kingdom without Borders The Untold Story of Global Christianity was the featured book of the day at a recent InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Urbana missions convention ABOUT YOU What is your main focus in ministry and why are you passionate about it I teach Writing for Publication workshops in countries where there are few Christian books This year God willing I ll do that in the Arab world in Indonesia and in a persecuted country that I can t mention here These people all have stories to share and a hunger to grow They write in their own languages The work is excruciatingly difficult But it is worth it when the books come out and are used What does evangelism mean to you Evangelism is witness to God in Jesus To Jesus life death resurrection and cosmic rule God immersed himself in human life radically even to the point of death Because human evil earns death Jesus chose to die in our place to free us from that debt and that power Evangelism witnesses to the freedom the new life that Jesus gives us Tell a story of how you shared your faith in Christ and saw God woo an individual one step closer to himself A few years ago in a Southeast Asian Muslim country I spoke at an evangelistic picnic for women Sixty women showed up In the morning I talked about what women are doing around the world to improve their communities In the afternoon I shared how Jesus empowers us to keep on and not burn out I used an Egyptian woman as a model Several women joined Bible studies as a result and recently I learned that several of these have come to faith in Jesus Read more about this What is your favorite quote scripture Joshua 1 9 Have not I commanded you Be strong and of good courage Be not afraid neither be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go ABOUT THE WORLD What is the biggest issue the Church in your part of the world faces today and why Love the Lord your God with your whole self And love your neighbor These are still our biggest challenges To love actively not in our own strength but as channels of God s love The Church needs to care more about needy people than about our technology weekend fun or theoretical debates For instance we should all be praying continuously for the Syrians We also need to learn how to speak graciously about God in Jesus and about Jesus saving death and resurrection Compassionate living is not enough In Seattle we have

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  • Other Resources for Evangelism | Wheaton
    Testament League Q Place Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Release the Ape RBC Ministries Share Your Faith Ministries Starting With God com Cru affiliate The Human Right Utah Lighthouse Ministry Yes He Is YWAM Recommended Evangelism Training Resources For Purchase Becoming a Contagious Christian by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg Beyond Awkward When Talking About Jesus Is Outside Your Comfort Zone by Beau Crosetto upcoming Coffee Shop Conversations Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk by Dale Fincher and Jonalyn Fincher Dinner with a Perfect Stranger An Invitation Worth Considering by David Gregory Evangelism How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus 9Marks Building Healthy Churches by J Mack Stiles Evangelism for the Rest of Us Sharing Christ within Your Personality Style by Mike Bechtle Evangelism Handbook Biblical Spiritual Intentional Missional by Alvin Reid and Thom Rainer Evangelism Outside the Box New Ways to Help People Share the Good News by Rick Richardson Evangelism without Additives What If Sharing Your Faith Just Meant Being Yourself by Jim Henderson Faith Is Like Skydiving And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics by Rick Mattson Gospel Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson and Matt Chandler Holy Ground Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic by Chris Castaldo I Once Was Lost What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus by Don Everts and Doug Schaupp Journey to Jesus Building Christ Centered Friendships with Muslims DVD and Curriculum package Just Walk across the Room by Bill Hybels Organic Outreach for Ordinary People Sharing Good News Naturally by Kevin Harney Out of the Salt Shaker into the World Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman Reimagining Evangelism Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Rick Richardson The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Master

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  • Get Involved | Wheaton
    60187 Phone 630 752 5918 Fax 630 752 5916 bgce wheaton edu A Pray Prayer is key to effective ministry We are very grateful to those who surround this ministry in prayer If you would like to commit to become a regular prayer supporter please email us at bgce wheaton edu Learn more about being a prayer partner B Come to an Event Held either in the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism or in other parts of the U S our events range from summits and courses to exhibits at the Billy Graham Center Museum to special events for the surrounding community The Museum and events are meant for YOU to enjoy for your encouragement and growth in Christ C Sign Up for Regular Emails We want to encourage and equip you in your evangelism witness Subscribe to our emails for updates on BGCE ministries and encouragement in your faith journey D Invest Financially Many people invest in the ministry of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism If you would like to join this growing group here are several ways you can support us 1 Join Legacy Circle Join Legacy Circle with a gift of 2 500 or more during the next 12 months 2 Join Life Circle Join Life Circle with a gift of 1 000 2 499 during the next 12 months 3 Join Faith Circle Join Faith Circle with a gift of 250 999 during the next 12 months 4 Join 120 Circle Join 120 Circle with a gift of 120 or 10 per month during the next 12 months 5 Send a gift in any amount Thank you for considering making a gift to the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism INVEST IN the BGCE Make a Gift Today Become a Prayer Partner We can change the

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  • Become a Prayer Partner | Wheaton
    of the love of God found through the person of Jesus Menu Become a Prayer Partner BGCE End of Year Giving Opportunities Make an Online Gift Click here to become a BGCE prayer partner As we look around our world we often feel overwhelmed with great need crushing sin stifling darkness And yet our God is bigger Our God is greater And our God wins at the end of the day Not only that but our God prays Hebrews 7 25 tells us Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him because he always lives to intercede for them We believe that as we come together in unity to Jesus we join Him in pleading for our world We partner with Jesus in this seemingly small yet abundantly important work of intercession for those who don t yet know Him He desires that none shall perish but all come to repentance 2 Peter 3 9 He desires a world redeemed restored and reconciled to Him And we have the awesome privilege of bowing our heads in petition and praise as we join His heart for the world Our calling here at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is that all Christ followers would declare God s goodness Speak the Story live in such a way that honors and models our beloved Savior Live the Story and seek on bended knee for our world to experience the power of God s love Pray the Story Would you like to join us in praying for both the work of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and for a world in need of God s transforming love and goodness If so simply email us by clicking the tab below and you will be added to our growing

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  • BGCE End-of-Year Giving Opportunities | Wheaton
    people were trained in evangelism through classes conferences seminars and churches 25 000 people were trained in evangelism through print and online resources 20 Christian colleges began the process of developing an ethos of evangelism on their campus due to our Evangelism Initiative Additional Highlights Welcomed the Evangelism Leadership and Missional Church Movement Masters programs Rebranded and redesigned what is now Gospel Life a one of a kind blog that equips and inspires believers for gospel witness Launched ReKindle a YouTube channel that empowers and equips Christian leaders to develop a stronger ethos of evangelism in their leadership Launched three new Evangelizing Churches senior pastor co horts to help coach leaders to turn their churches into ones that grow through gospel witness and conversion Launched EMQ Audio a free podcast which provides 30 minute interviews with authors who have been published in recent issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly What Your Gift Can Do Your gift of 50 can help us create video resources like those found on our ReKindle YouTube channel so that Christian leaders both in the church and the marketplace will deepen their commitment to gospel witness Your gift of 100 can help us create online resources such as our Gospel Life blog so that thousands of people each month will be inspired toward gospel witness Your gift of 500 can help us co sponsor events like our upcoming National Evangelism Conference June 28 30 so that Christian leaders can find ways to lead in way that includes a deep commitment to gospel proclamation Your gift of 1000 can help us continue to grow our Evangelizing Churches project which seeks to see congregations grow through conversion Your gift of 5000 can help us further develop a research arm focused on the unreached and how churches are reaching out

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  • Make an Online Gift to the BGCE | Wheaton
    a Prayer Partner BGCE End of Year Giving Opportunities Make an Online Gift Other Ways to Make a Gift According to the Barna Group only 52 of Christians are sharing their faith In other words half the Church is in the habit of hiding its gospel witness under the proverbial basket Furthermore today s changing world poses formidable obstacles for evangelism Multiculturalism secularism Islam nominal Christianity and fear are just a few of the current challenges that stand in our way Amidst these complexities the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is dedicated to centering the Church on gospel witness in a variety of ways including in churches on campuses online and through training events Will you come alongside us in this mission Your gift in any amount will make a kingdom impact To give online click here For other ways to give visit Make a Gift to the BGCE If you have any questions or would like to meet or speak with me in person please do not hesitate to contact me I would love to get to know you and to talk about how your passion for evangelism intersects with our mission to train the Church for credible gospel witness Paul Ericksen Interim Executive Director Billy Graham Center for Evangelism paul ericksen wheaton edu 630 752 5613 INVEST IN the BGCE Make a Gift Today Become a Prayer Partner We can change the world through prayer We invite you to join us as we intercede for a world in need of the love of God found through the person of Jesus Learn more about how to sign up to receive prayer emails More Conversations at Christmas 12 Christmas traditions and items that have Christian origins Christmas is a good time to engage others in faith conversations But where do

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  • How to Know Jesus | Wheaton
    Know Jesus Home How to Know Jesus How to Know Jesus God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life abundant and eternal Menu About Us Ed Stetzer Named as BGCE Senior Fellow Training Ministries Academic Programs Equipping Corner Get Involved How to Know Jesus Why don t most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have Learn more at Steps to

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