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About Me: 

Reverend Jim Halstead is ordained with the CRC and has served as pastor of Community CRC in Fort Wayne, Indiana since January 2010. He’s pastored for over 25 years with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). He is currently serving as the Prayer Coordinator and the Chairman of the Home Missions Committee for Classis Kalamazoo and he serves an alternate board member for the Christian Reformed Home Missions (CRHM).

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Jim Halstead has put together the evangelism seminar called Go and Tell that is based on the Heidelberg Catechism. Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to equip you to become a fisher of men (Matthew 4:19) based on the Heidelberg Catechism. This seminar will provide you with the tools to “be active in sharing your faith” (Philemon 6) with others. The Go and Tell free resources (video, booklet, testimonials, etc…) have helped many to become equipped to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Go and Tell evangelism seminar is now available for free at www.fortwaynecrc.com  or you can contact Pastor Jim to teach the seminar at your church.

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Evangelism is Relational

Steve was a salesman at a local car dealership, and I bought my first Malibu from him in 2009. When I heard about his severe cancer diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with a deep compassion and a nudge from the Spirit. 

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How Does Your Church Equip Others to Share the Gospel?

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). 

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9 Reasons Christians Don't Evangelize

In the Ministry Today magazine, they recently had an article entitled 9 Reasons Christians Don't Evangelize. How can we, the church, renew our passion for sharing the Gospel?

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Racial Reconciliation in Fort Wayne

Printed on the front page of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper, this article is a great testimony of racial reconciliation and on what God is doing through the Body of Christ at Community CRC.

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Go and Tell Webinar

This one-hour learning event, based on the Heidelberg Catechism, is an easy and practical way for you to be equipped to be active in sharing your faith.

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"On One Condition."

“I have a prayer request for you, will you commit this year to pray for God to answer this petition?” I replied, “On one condition.”

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Go and Tell Evangelism Seminar Available Online

Community CRC Announcement: We are excited to announce that the Go and Tell evangelism seminar by Pastor Jim Halstead is now available for free. Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to equip you to become a fisher of men.

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Every Animal of the Forest Is Mine and the Cattle on a Thousand Hills

“We are partnering locally with Latter Rain Ministries (Pastored by Bishop Reginald Blackmon) to share the gospel in Fort Wayne, why don’t we partner with a CRC church in El Potrero, Honduras to share the gospel of Jesus Christ globally?” Pastor Jim Halstead challenged the Community CRC church family.

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