Yakima, WA 11-2018
Evangelism is far more about trusting God’s promises and assurances than it is about ourselves. Believers trust that God’s Word works, even though we may not see the visible results of our efforts. Immediately following the Praise and Proclaim outreach initiative at Redeemer Lutheran Church (Yakima, WA), Rev. Isaac Cherney posed the following question during his sermon on Sunday morning,
“Is the Holy Spirit in charge of the results or not?”
Little Rock, AR 10-2018
“Those are two nice ladies. You must have a great church.”
A gentleman working in his yard had just met two members from King of Kings Lutheran Church in Little Rock, AR. They had just come by his house to introduce their church, proclaim a short gospel message, and personally invite him to their Fall Festival. He was impressed. Several minutes after they left, he told us that he would consider coming to church even though he belonged to another.
St. Peter, MN 10-2018
The city of St. Peter MN is located ten miles north of Mankato and has a population of 11,000. It is the home of Gustavus Adolphus College and could be considered a small college town with a strong ELCA presence. Some could say that the area is over-churched to go out into the community to spread the gospel, but that wasn’t the case at Saint Peter Lutheran Church and School.
Tucson, AZ 09-2018
There are benefits going door-to-door to proclaim the gospel in 100-degree weather. The people you meet at the door will be either impressed with your zeal or baffled by it. Either way, you can get people’s attention and gain a hearing to proclaim the gospel.
This was the case at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ. Praise and Proclaim Ministries rejoices with the opportunity to partner with the members to launch an outreach initiative. God blessed the effort.
Des Moines, IA 09-2018
“Oh! I love your sign!”
When congregations engage their neighbors, they are often surprised what they hear. People notice things. They observe activity, new construction, and even church signs. It seems that for some people who live close to your church, they are just waiting to meet a face from the congregation and be invited to hear God’s Word.
Reno, NV 08-2018
Praise and Proclaim rejoiced in the opportunity to partner with The Springs Lutheran Church in Sparks, Nevada to launch an outreach initiative August 19-21.
West Allis, WI 08-2018
With praise on our lips, believers proclaim what Christ has already done for them. Praise and Proclaim Ministries partners with congregations to help members conquer the natural fears of evangelism and discover that sharing the gospel is far more about God than it is about us. This message resonated with the members from Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI who participated in the outreach initiative on August 3-4.
Corvallis, OR 06-2018
With a heart full of praise and thanksgiving for what Christ has already won for us on the cross, our lips proclaim his mighty works to the world. Members at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Corvallis OR partnered with Praise and Proclaim Ministries to receive evangelism training so that they may go out into their community and confidently witness their faith to others. The Lord blessed our weekend together.
Toledo, OH 06-2018
When you treat people with love and respect before proclaiming the gospel, most will respond back politely. This is what members from New Hope Lutheran Church in Toledo, OH learned when they went out into the neighborhood surrounding their church to plant seeds of the gospel. And the Lord opened doors for them to declare a brief message about what Christ has already done for us.
Tucson, AZ 03-2018
Praise and Proclaim Ministries had the privilege of partnering with Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ to launch an outreach initiative March 16-17. Located in the northwestern part of the city in a community called Oro Valley, the church is situated in a rapidly growing area.