Tools for Evangelism

Thirty-Day Prayer Guide

Posted on February 12, 2017

Thirty-Day Prayer Guide

Kirk Lauckner, with Nav Neighbors, created a wonderful 30-day prayer walking guide and posted it online. Here’s how he introduces it: “Being new to our city, one of the most formational practices that has become a part of my weekly rhythm is simply to walk and pray through my neighborhood. There is something deep and transformational that happens when we walk the streets of our community while conversing with God. I would like to invite you to make a 30-day “practice” by walking and praying through your own neighborhood … Perhaps this will stimulate you to a lifetime practice of prayer for the “place” where you live. Whether you reside in the heart of a major city, in suburbia, or in the middle of the countryside, God has people who live “Next Door to Everyone.” … Love deeply and give your life away for the sake of the Kingdom!

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VIDEO: Do Hard Things Conference Videos

Posted on February 12, 2017

VIDEO: Do Hard Things Conference Videos


After five years traveling around the United States, The Rebelution’s live Do Hard Things Conference held its final tour in 2011 — with the last event held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Each conference was a challenging one-day event for teens by teens who believe that our generation is ready for a change.

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50 Best Christian Biographies

Posted on February 12, 2017

50 Best Christian Biographies

Ben Kaleen on OnlineChristianCollege.com recently posted an annotated list of fifty Christian biographies well worth exploring. He introduces his list with: “Christians of all ages have drawn spiritual strength and inspiration from biographies of the heroes of the faith. Readers have wanted to know about habits of the effective Christian in prayer, study, and outreach; what their personal lives were like; how they overcame adversity through faith in God; and what adventures and miraculous deliveries they experienced. The following works were selected through informal polls and best-seller lists, and recount the stories of Christians drawn from all walks of life, including politicians, theologians, preachers, missionaries, athletes, and others.”

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Triplet Prayer – Praying in Threes: A Proven, Sustainable Way to Mobilize Transformational Prayer

Posted on February 12, 2017

Triplet Prayer – Praying in Threes: A Proven, Sustainable Way to Mobilize Transformational Prayer

Brian Mills, senior advisor to the International Prayer Center, shares the more recent history of triplet praying as a major evangelism strategy, “Triplet praying was introduced as part of the preparation for Mission England in the 1980's. Over 30,000 groups came into being across England, with many thousands becoming followers of Jesus before Billy Graham began his preaching tour! Since then many nations across the world and many evangelists have incorporated triplet praying into their programme, with similar results.” Brian continues with insights into Triplet Prayer methodology, “Triplet prayer originally consisted of three people praying regularly together for three friends each, so that between them they were committed to praying for a total of nine people. They would pray for their known needs and especially for their conversion to Christ.” Perhaps you are being moved by the Holy Spirit to take up a Triplet Prayer strategy. If so, you will be following a tried and effective means of intercession for souls to be saved and disciple in the faith.

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Loving Muslims Small Group Guide

Posted on February 12, 2017

Loving Muslims Small Group Guide

This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor." The study focuses on developing an understanding of Islamic beliefs and Muslim culture and learning practical ways to share Christ’s love with our Muslim friends.

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BOOK: Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures

Posted on February 12, 2017

BOOK: Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures

Many a Westerner have experienced a culture that runs on an honor-shame operating system. In Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures Jayson Georges and Mark Baker decode the cultural and biblical script of honor and shame. Rooted in biblical theology, this 270-page book equips Christians to embody and proclaim the Kingdom of God in global contexts. The authors offer thoughtful and practical guidance for ministry within honor-shame contexts. Apt stories, illuminating insights and ministry-tested wisdom complete this essential guide to Christian ministry in honor-shame cultures.

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2016 CROSS Conference Now Available on Video

Posted on February 12, 2017

2016 CROSS Conference Now Available on Video

CROSS is not a church. It is not a new campus ministry. It is not an offshoot of any existing ministry, as thankful as we are for so many likeminded movements and organizations. The aim of CROSS is simpler and more focused: We are a conference that, we pray, may be used of God to mobilize students in the cause of frontier missions for the glory of Jesus Christ. That’s our passion, our purpose.

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BOOK: Mosaic: A Ministry Handbook for a Globalizing World

Posted on February 12, 2017

BOOK: Mosaic: A Ministry Handbook for a Globalizing World

Church leaders throughout North America are discovering the world has moved next door. In a globalized world, cities are mosaics of peoples and cultures where change is the only constant. Mosaic is a “crash course” on engaging culture. It serves as a resource for Christian leaders who have recognized that a cross-cultural mission field is now present in their own backyard and who desire to grow in their ability to incarnate the gospel among their culturally different neighbors.

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Weekly Roundup

Posted on February 12, 2017

Weekly Roundup

Missio Nexus hosts Justin long’s content-rich, “Weekly Roundup”, linking readers to an amazingly deep and diverse line up of cultural and missions-related research from the web. You will be amazed!

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BOOK: The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Said Matters Most

Posted on January 13, 2017

BOOK: The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Said Matters Most

In The Neighboring Church, authors Rick Rusaw and Brian Mavis explore the how’s of loving your neighbors. Loving God means loving your neighbor; it’s a natural byproduct of loving God. And this is what Jesus said matters most. Let The Neighboring Church help you take your first steps toward discovering how to genuinely love your neighbor.

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COMPASSIONATE CARE: Embrace Grace

Posted on January 13, 2017

COMPASSIONATE CARE: Embrace Grace

Embrace Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.

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Cinnamon Project Lab

Posted on January 13, 2017

Cinnamon Project Lab

Here’s a passionate ministry in Great Britain, “helping local churches build transforming relationships with their communities” and offering “practical advice, 30 projects, £2k grants, leadership training & civic support.” Here’s to encouraging elements of their vision being replicated in the US!

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ServeMyCity - Finding Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Birmingham

Posted on January 13, 2017

ServeMyCity - Finding Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Birmingham

Mission Birmingham’s Serve-My-City is a powerful example of an entire city being given access on the web to discover the various opportunities for reaching out with the love of Christ to the many needs being identified within their city. May the Lord graciously raise up for every city servant hearts and support structures to see their cities mobilized and united in spirit with similar services and communications tools.

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Adopt a Love Story

Posted on January 13, 2017

Adopt a Love Story

Many families who consider adoption cannot afford the staggering initial costs, and the journey of adoption can be isolating and difficult. Adoptive families need community, and they need help raising funds to bring their child home. The ministry of Adopt a Love Story will show you how you can help.

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WEBINAR: Effective Campus Ministry for the Long Haul

Posted on January 13, 2017

WEBINAR: Effective Campus Ministry for the Long Haul

Have you ever wondered why there are so few veteran campus ministers? Is campus ministry just a stepping stone to a “real” career? On this video, Chi Alpha National Director Scott Martin gives us practical leadership principles for the tenure of your campus ministry mandate.

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How to Build Relationships in a Culture That’s Just Too Busy

Posted on January 13, 2017

How to Build Relationships in a Culture That’s Just Too Busy

Intentionality is the key for sharing the gospel in societies that lean toward busyness and productivity, whether that’s in Japan or the United States. Here are six effective ways to mitigate cultural busyness so we can share about the Creator of time and space.

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Phill Butler: Partnership Essentials

Posted on January 13, 2017

Phill Butler: Partnership Essentials

Recorded at the 2016 Blue Med Regional Consultation in Malta, this new 10-part Partnership Essentials training video playlist by Phill Butler focuses on ten partnership concepts fundamental to healthy networks and effective network leadership. This video series provides new network leaders with an invaluable primer on key partnership concepts and practices. Experienced network leaders will find the video series an encouraging refresher and a useful resource to share with their leadership teams and network supporters.

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NEW BOOK: Mission in Motion

Posted on January 13, 2017

NEW BOOK: Mission in Motion

Mobilization practitioners recorded, translated and transcribed hundreds of hours of interview dialogue that explored reasons for mission involvement from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North and South America, Oceania, East Asia, South Asia and East Africa. The data was subsequently analyzed to draw out common themes, and Mission In Motion presents the results of this research.

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TelePastor Launches Unprecedented Campaign

Posted on December 13, 2016

TelePastor Launches Unprecedented Campaign

The creator of TelePastor, My Client Notes, LLC, has recently committed to give away several million dollars in free 60-day trials of its video conferencing services to churches, denominations and colleges of all sizes. By using the HIPAA compliant e-Psychiatry platform, TelePastor offers a confidential video chat platform that allows pastors to provide counseling and coaching via any computer or mobile device with a camera.

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BOOK: Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts

Posted on December 13, 2016

BOOK: Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts

Doug Nichols periodically pulls carefully chosen quotes from various books he reads, including, Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts. You can find his compilation here. You can also peruse a link to the same book on Amazon by clicking the link below.

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BOOK: From One Widow to Another

Posted on December 13, 2016

BOOK: From One Widow to Another

Here’s a great book by Miriam Neff that all churches need in their library and bookstore. One Amazon reviewer describes the book and author with the following words: “Because Miriam was a well-known author BEFORE becoming a widow, she had the innate ability to express those things most important to widows. I have worked with widows for years (I have 20 years of personal experience) and without fail, they say this is the most helpful book they have read on the subject. Miriam now has a ministry to widows - Widow Connection - so her helpful work goes on.” – Book Lady

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5 Ways Your Church Can Meet Your Community’s Needs

Posted on December 13, 2016

5 Ways Your Church Can Meet Your Community’s Needs

Kate Riney shares in Facts & Trends, “The Church is, by definition, countercultural. That doesn’t mean, however, our churches should be ivory towers cloistered away and out of touch with the needs of the community. To reach the lost and broken with the gospel, each church needs to be aware and reflective of its community’s assets and needs. Here are five ways your church can do that.”

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CURRICULUM: Why Work Life?

Posted on December 13, 2016

CURRICULUM: Why Work Life?

The Chalmers Center trains churches and ministries in Work Life, a biblically integrated job preparedness curriculum designed specifically for people from backgrounds of generational poverty. In addition to practical job skills, the curriculum empowers participants to recognize that God is at work in the world and that their jobs are a way of participating in that work.

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12 Must Read Leadership Books for Young Adults

Posted on December 12, 2016

12 Must Read Leadership Books for Young Adults

Tim Elmore, best-selling author and expert on Generations Y to Z shares, “As I travel and speak to college students, I’m often asked what are the best books for a young leader to read. Years ago, I created a list of “Must Reads” for established leaders, but below, I list what I consider great reads for emerging leaders—teens and twenty-somethings who aspire to leadership.”

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What is the Christ Together Network?

Posted on December 12, 2016

What is the Christ Together Network?

Christ Together is an exciting and innovative ministry bringing fresh collaborative vision to cities across America. Their vision statement proclaims: “As Christ Together, we are seeing faithful leaders and churches partner together to see the whole Church bring the whole Gospel to the whole Nation. We are churches and kingdom leaders, networks and denominations, and we desire to serve churches and their leaders through providing a way for THE CHURCH to join God on His mission. We initiate conversations and create environments for kingdom leaders to pray, learn, strategize and act in concert with God’s mission in their community, town, city or region.” Watch their introductory video here.

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Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

Posted on December 12, 2016

Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

With the understanding that some of our readers are either facing loneliness this Christmas or know someone who is, we’ve included an article by Rusty Wright and recently republished via Assist News Service. May it bless all who need deep comfort and encouragement from the Lord this Christmas season. And may God grace us all to be especially sensitive to his leading in recognizing and reaching out to those around us in need of a friend.

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Tell Someone – Online Evangelism Training

Posted on December 01, 2016

Tell Someone – Online Evangelism Training

Tell Someone is free, online and taught by Greg Laurie, evangelist, author, and pastor of Harvest Ministries. Harvest’s web site declares, “Through Tell Someone, you will not only learn the importance of sharing your faith, but how to do it with confidence and tact. Through the practical, biblical principles taught in the course, you will be: 1) Encouraged in your walk with Christ, 2) Challenged in how you view those who don’t know Jesus, 3) Inspired to live out the Great Commission, and 4) Equipped to effectively go and tell someone about Jesus”

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