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Live This Podcast Episode
November 8, 2017 | Evangelism
For this special episode, host Joel Southerland is joined by John Meador, pastor of First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas and founder of One Conversation—a ministry for evangelism. Discover why the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and One Conversation have partnered together to engage churches...
November 8, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
There are at least two times of the year when any church should be maxing out the evangelism RPM’S and those are Easter and Christmas. Even with the increasing secularization of our culture, these two seasons still attract many unbelievers, the unchurched and nominal churchgoers to our campuses....
November 3, 2017 by Shannon Baker | Evangelism
On Halloween this year, Potomac Heights Baptist Church structured its entire outreach event to match the evangelism tool, "3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide." The tool, produced by the North American Mission Board (NAMB), helps people use three simple circles that represent "God's Design,...
Gospel conversations pt.2 Podcast Episode
November 1, 2017 | Evangelism
Host Joel Southerland discusses the importance of pastors’ encouraging, training and coaching church members to share their faith. Listen to clips from pastor Jimmy Scroggins of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, and discover how you can begin a gospel conversation in your every day...
November 1, 2017 by John Meador | Evangelism
Have you noticed the newest jargon we’re using in church circles these days? The term “gospel conversations” is the new “witnessing” or “soul winning” of days long past. There are many reasons I like this new expression. Mainly though, it appeals to me because of its emphasis on everyday...
October 25, 2017 by John Meador | Evangelism
As pastors, we often say “God does His greatest work in times of great difficulty.” For me, 2013 was a difficult year. At that point, I’d been the senior pastor of First Baptist, Euless for seven years – and things were challenging. Our community was facing rapid demographic changes that brought...
October 24, 2017 | Evangelism
Co-hosts Joel Southerland and Scott Smith share wisdom about how churches measure success on member contentment and finances being met instead of on evangelism and outreach initiatives. Listen to a clip from leading evangelistic pastor Ken Whitten, Idlewood Baptist Church, Lutz, Fl., and dissect...
A Gospel model Blog Post
October 18, 2017 by John Meador | Evangelism
We’re losing. Losing ground, losing influence and losing an entire generation of potential disciples in America. Our nation is looking very unchurched. With a staggering 300,000 evangelical churches in America, we should be getting the job done. Unfortunately, we’re losing the game! Like a great...
October 11, 2017 by Ken Whitten | Evangelism
One day I read a blog from the Gospel Coalition written by Mack Stiles. Mack is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville. He was asked by High Pointe Church in Austin, Texas to lead a seminar on building an evangelistic culture. When it came time for the Q&A time one lady asked this...
October 4, 2017 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
Paul says that God gave to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. As we read the New Testament, we find two men associated with the word evangelist. The first is Philip. He seems to have the role of one who moved around proclaiming the gospel. The other is Timothy....
September 20, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
Without a doubt, one of the most important roles of any leader, particularly a pastor, is to cast a vision for the people he leads. Jesus was the master caster of vision. In fact on one occasion, Jesus was talking to his disciples as they were out in the countryside, and he used his very...
September 19, 2017 | Evangelism
How does worship create an evangelistic culture within a church? Listen to co-hosts Joel Southerland and Scott Smith as they interview special guest, Dr. Brad Ball, pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga., on challenges he faces in relation to evangelism at Bethsaida plus how inviting...