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6 Things Your Church Can Do to Reach the Lost

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April 1, 2022 7:27 pm

6 Things Your Church Can Do to Reach the Lost

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April 1, 2022 7:27 pm

Guest-host Steve Jumper, evangelist and business man, interviews best-selling author of The Case For Christ, The Case for Easter, and The Case for Heaven, Lee Strobel, after a conference on missions at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC.


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This is the Truth Network Stu Epperson you're welcome to another segment of truth talk. You're in for a treat. Fasten your seatbelt. Best-selling author of case for Christ case for Easter and now his new book, the case for heaven Lee Strobl is our guest next and I'm not opposed.

How did I miss this one will my good buddy Steve Jeffers Filion. He's an evangelist, a businessman and entrepreneur. He loves Christ and he was able to grab Lee after a conference on missions at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina errata here a powerful interview with my buddy Steve jumper right here right now with Lee Strobl and thank you to all Rossa blisters are prayer warriors a pray for truth talk and so many affiliates all over the country that carry this program. We love you were grateful for you and now join us. Steve jumper with Lee Strobl on truth. Talk your listening to the Truth Network and I'm Steve jumper filling in for Stu Epperson with truth.

Talk live here here at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem at the North Carolina Baptist missions convention and we are here with Pastor Lee Strobl and you probably know him best for a case for Christ and now it's a case for heaven. But what people might not know about Pastor Strobl. Is he has a passion for evangelism and missions. They probably know you pastor is more about apologetics in defending the faith, but to tell us about words at passion for missions come from. Yeah, I mean people think of me as an apologist, but really I only use apologetics as a tool in trying to reach people with the gospel and we live in an increasingly skeptical culture and often people need to know not just what we believe, but why we believe it is so my real passion is see people into enter into a personal life changing eternity altering relationship with Jesus Christ.

Somebody asked me what you want in your tombstone and and I said I'd like it to say he dragged his many people heaven with him as he could.

So that's my passion. I think a lot of the girls on the fact that I lived a very immoral narcissistic self-destructive life as a atheist for many years and God change my values, my character, my morality, my marriage, and so forth and and I just want other people to experience that kind of trance formation that only comes through Jesus, absolutely. So, Pastor Strobl, in our churches were struggling to do a better job at that and what can you tell us about our churches in America could reach out better in regards to evangelizing. I think there are six steps that if churches go through them there more effective event with reaching the community for Christ number one that the leaders of the church must own and model the value, the loss people matter to God. Secondly, they must instill that value in the congregation. Third, I think every church needs a an evangelistic point person to lead the evangelistic efforts of the church weathers part-time, full-time volunteer fifth fourth. Rather, we've got to train 100% of our congregation how to naturally and effectively share their faith.

Both words are important to do in a natural way and an effective way and then fifth we need to harness the gifted evangelist in our church. They tend to reach more people than the average Christian camp and we need to encourage them and equip them and and give them missions that really make a difference in the community and finally six to create ministries and events to reach the community for Christ, including, I believe small groups for nonbelievers made up of 6 to 8 nonbelievers and a Christian coupler to Christmas to lead the group. They go on a journey of discovery together.

I will come spiritual discovery groups we find have an 80% conversion rate and this is one example of a kind of ministry that churches can implement. You know that were discovery last night. You really touched me with your message and you talk about the adventurous Christian life and so were countable in adventure with this talk right now. Maybe speak to that adventurous Christian life and how exciting it is.

Yeah, I think when three things are true you when you're motivated to engage with people about Jesus. When you make yourself available to do that when you're prepared to do that and you know what happened and I could be an average in routine day.

But God might bring about a conversation with someone that could change their life and change your eternity so I called the unexpected adventure because you don't know what's going to happen and you know in this is when our prayer life takes on a whole new depths because were praying desperately for God to use us and give us the words to say. Our worship takes on a new dimension because were worshiping the guy the second chance loves our lost friends more than we do our Bible study takes on a whole new dimension because were not just looking for abstract theological truth but for some that might help us reach her friend saw the whole Christian life is elevated when we invite God to take us on these unexpected evangelistic adventures.

So we did talk about a little bit about that. My adventure here with the with the truth. Talk radio station as we speak. And then I think I shared a little bit with you about international commission in my role starting this week with that organization of totally evangelism globally around the world and now international commission is gonna be taking evangelistic projects with working with churches equipping with churches walking side churches in the United States, Canada, and all of North America. So I'm really excited about that.

I'm excited to have shared that with you today. We have been talking to Pastor Lee Strobl the case for Christ and now the case, for heaven, Pastor Strobl, thank you very much for your time today.

My pleasure and we started a new Center for evangelism and apologetics.

A Colorado Christian. It's all online and people go to Strobl they can get information on that as well.

Thank you so much Pastor blessings likely this is the Truth Network

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