Outreach Newsletters for 2020 is a collection of twelve one-page articles that are based on Favorite Bible Verses:
January (New Year) – Hebrews 13:8
February – John 3:16
March (Lent) – Isaiah 53:5
April (Easter) – John 14:19
May – Psalm 23:1
June – Genesis 1:1
July – Romans 6:23
August – 2 Corinthians 5:21
September – Hebrews 11:1
October – 1 Peter 5:7
November (Thanksgiving) – Psalm 118:1
December (Christmas) – Galatians 4:4-5
Outreach Newsletters for 2019 is a collection of twelve one-page articles that bear the general title: “I Need More…” Often in conversation, people complain about something they lack. As a result, they will typically say, “I need more…” In this edition of Outreach Newsletters, articles will treat some of the common ways people finish that sentence.
This “I Need More…” series will help us engage people as we touch on real-life issues. No doubt, many of them will recall times they have said or thought, “I need more time or money or rest or…” The articles will attract the readers’ attention with the reality of their life’s experience and then lead them to points of God’s Word that reveal his truth on the matter. In all the articles, the prevalent theme is the sufficiency that we have in Jesus Christ.
Telling the Next Generation
Telling the Next Generation is a ministry provided by the WELS Commission on Evangelism, the Commission on Lutheran Schools, and Early Childhood Ministry. The program serves congregations of the WELS with planning, assistance, and resources for implementation of outreach strategies utilizing their Lutheran elementary school and/or early childhood ministry.
E001 – Equipping Members for Evangelism
God’s Word is vitally important to us because he used it to connect us to Jesus by faith. Through our Savior Jesus we have the peace of forgiveness, the joy of life with God, and the hope of the glory of heaven.
God used people in our lives to tell us his saving word. And now that we have it, God wants us to share the message of his love with others. Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses.”
All of us have questions, fears, and concerns about doing that. For that reason, we produced this DVD to offer advice and encouragement for talking about Jesus, especially with people you know.
May God bless and help you confidently share the good news of Jesus.
~The WELS Commission on Evangelism
Using the materials…
There are four parts to this Christian witness training material. Each part is presented via a video. A group of Christians discuss the opportunities, challenges, and aspects of reaching out to their friends with the good news of Jesus Christ. The four parts are:
- Reach people who need Jesus
- Start a spiritual conversation
- Share our Savior
- Keep on sharing Jesus
Each video segment is about 10 minutes. Documents are provided to use together with the video for encouraging and helping Christians share their faith. There are written summaries of the points made in the video for each part. Other documents are provided for each part of the program for use to facilitate group discussion following the viewing of the video.
Videos are also available within the attached files tab above. Videos can be downloaded directly from Vimeo.
The Commission on Evangelism is developing promotional materials such as postcards, banners, and Facebook posts for congregations to use. A Bible study related to the new outreach movie To the Ends of the Earth (coming out this fall) will discuss how to witness and share your faith to help prepare members to invite their unchurched friends, relatives, acquaintances, and neighbors to Christmas Eve services.
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