Is your church sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others?
Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel with others based on the Heidelberg Catechism. The Go and Tell seminar is now free online and includes the video, audio, power points, testimonials, and more. To access Go and Tell online go to www.fortwaynecrc.com and Click on the Go and Tell tab.
Testimonies from those who have taken Go and Tell Evangelism Seminar:
The CR World Missions and World Renew 2014 Orientation and Training Seminar held last month in Grand Rapids included the Go and Tell seminar and here are some of the evaluations: “Excellent gospel presentation. I felt convicted for not sharing like I should. This has taught me to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit…Inspiring and convicting…This was a well thought out presentation that helped me learn and realize the importance of sharing the gospel…Pastor Jim gave us excellent tools for sharing the gospel with others. Great presentation."
The Renewal Lab from Calvin Seminary said this about Go and Tell: “Carl Bosma has found this very helpful “Go and Tell” resource material by Pastor Jim Halstead of the Fort Wayne CRC. It takes a similar approach to the approach taken by Scott VanderPloeg during our second learning lab “Tell” using the HC as a guide for developing a Gospel presentation. This is a good resource and an important reminder that at the heart of our renewal project is mission and at the heart of mission is the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.” --Pastor Keith Doornbos
Community CRC hosted the Go and Tell seminar and a pastor wrote this: “I always told myself one dangerous and destructive thought: I am not an evangelist. For years I said this to myself and others concerning myself. I had even had the privilege of leading others to Christ but still persisted in thinking that an evangelist was someone else. An evangelist was someone marked by God for that specific purpose and I certainly was too afraid and uncomfortable in evangelizing for me to be one of them.
I attended a seminar called Go and Tell which was led by Jim Halstead. Here are a few simple truths that changed my perspective on what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus Christ:
- The first truth was that we as believers are commanded to evangelize. This is not the duty of super hero Christians; this is the duty of EVERYONE who would call themselves a follower of Christ. To not reach out to others is to show little regard for following Christ. Christ reached out to us first because of his great love for us and we ought to do the same for others. The lack of comfort I feel when reaching out takes the focus off of my own abilities and puts it where it belongs: in God and His work through me.
- The second truth is that the only real way to fail in spreading the truth of God to others is to not bring it up. Sure you might put your foot in your mouth, you might be offensive, but God uses the flawed to bring about perfection through Him. When I fail to bring it up it shows my own timidity instead of power that the spirit has given me. It is also a hint to my own lack of satisfaction in the good news of Christ I profess. When I am satisfied with the care and service that I received by a business or person I tell other people. Being an evangelist is something we begin to naturally bring up when we are satisfied customers.
A few months after attending the Go and Tell seminar I had the opportunity to go and teach in Africa for a semester. By this time I was already in the habit of bringing up the gospel to most people that I encountered. Something changed in me over those past few months, rather than seeing sharing Christ with people as a duty, it now was clear it was the most compassionate thing I could do if I actually cared. By using the F.I.R.E model which was taught in the seminar as a launching point, I started to see them as people instead of tasks. I just wanted to love them and the best way I could do that is to bring Christ around them in some way.
Time after time as I witnessed for God to others I saw people’s faces fall as we talked about their sin before a holy God. As these people received Christ I felt the joy in what it meant to truly live. Our calling and mission is to make disciples and teach them in turn to make disciples. This is one of the key components to following Christ. I strongly encourage you to take some time out of your schedule and allow yourself to be reoriented or refined by the Go and Tell seminar. The tools and perspectives will help prepare you to embrace Christ’s mission for your life as His disciple.” --Phil
Go and Tell offers an easy and practical way to share the gospel with others based on the Heidelberg Catechism. The Go and Tell seminar is now free online and includes the video, audio, power points, testimonials, and more. To access Go and Tell online go to www.fortwaynecrc.com and Click on the Go and Tell tab.