Community CRC was encouraged to close by their Classis in the Spring of 2009. The Lord blessed the church with a renewed heart for outreach and with many salvations. In 2013, Pastor Jim Halstead of Community CRC, developed the Go and Tell evangelism course and made it available online for other churches to use. Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel based on the Heidelberg Catechism and it is free online (including videos, audio, a booklet, and additional resources).
The Rivers Edge CRC church used it to train up their church to share the gospel in the community. Here are two testimonials:
"I strongly recommend the Go and Tell training because of its emphasis on the importance of repentance, arising out of a deep conviction of one's own sin, and the clear and concise presentation of the gospel of Christ. Pastor Halstead's passion for the Gospel and for reaching lost people shines through!" — Pastor Jeff Dykema, El Paso, TX
"We highly recommend the Go and Tell Discipleship Seminar. Pastor Halstead was so helpful and was very open handed in sharing this curriculum with us. It was so easy to plan because we were able to use his online book and combine his video presentations with some personal teaching. This made it possible for us, a church plant, to train 50 people, over two Wednesdays evenings, on how to share their faith with friends and family. What a blessing! If you get a chance to share this with your congregations, we believe it will have Kingdom impact." — Pastor Tony Lara River's Edge Church in El Paso,TX
Check out Go and Tell free online to access the free videos, booklet, and other resources. To access Go and Tell online go to www.fortwaynecrc.com