Jesus Did It!
Jesus was the greatest teacher, the greatest preacher the world will ever see, and He showed us that making disciples takes more than teaching and preaching - no matter how inspired. He trained his men out on the road; in other words He showed them, and this is still the most effective way!
In practically equipping His disciples Jesus demonstrated two very important principles:
- Disciples are made - not born; (a training process)
- The leader must take the initiative to begin that process! (leadership)
Evangelism Explosion gives church leaders the tools to fulfil those vital discipleship principles. Combining personal evangelism with practical discipleship, ee provides a programme that will enable any church to provide vital hands-on training for the eternal benefiit of church, church members and the community.
Benefits - for the individual
- you'll face your fears and overcome them - you'll be able to share the gospel effectively and lead family, friends, colleagues and others to Christ
- you will master a solid core of foundational teaching, which will strengthen your own faith
- you will learn to recognise, and take advantage of, everyday witnessing opportunities
- you will be equipped to train and equip (disciple) other believers to do the same - taking your place in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Benefits - for the church
- ee provides an ongoing, self-sustaining discipleship programme
- ee gets the gospel out of the church and into the local community on a regular basis - break down the 'stained glass barrier'
- release the power of your membership; discover and develop their gifts and start a chain reaction
- lay members equipped for effective ministry - Church Growth and Development; buck the national trend and watch your church grow!
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." (1 Pet 3.15)