Saturday, May 1, 2010

Evangelism Opportunity

I know that evangelism can seem to be intimidating, especially if you have never done it.  But I ask you, if  you are a Christian, and someone who had only three minutes to live came up to you and ask, "What must I do to be saved" or "I am scared to die what can you tell me?"  Would you be able to help them?  I think being able to give a response to this is very important.  If we truly have been born-again, we know enough of the Gospel to share with someone how to receive salvation. (Romans 10:17)

We (Magic Valley Bible Church) have a great opportunity at the fair this year.  We are gong to have a table/booth.  It will be a great way to tell people about our church and what activities we have going on, but more importantly, it will be a great way to share the Gospel, people come up to you!  Russ Buffalo and I are trying to put together a group of people who want to share their faith, so that we can man the fair table and have people walking the fairgrounds witnessing.  I know there are people out there who want to share their faith but are unsure how to do it or even scared.  Do not worry, we have a solution.  There are going to be plenty of events coming up that will be great for training and practice.  Russ and I would like to incorporate some book training, role-playing, and some "in the field" training.  Please contact either one of us if you are interested.  We have a couple of months before the fair gets here, let's get equipped and trained and share he Good News of the Gospel, the forgiveness of sins!  Remember, experience is not required nor is actually witnessing at first.  If you want to come along just to see what is like that is fine, you can be a shadow.

We have one such event coming up on Friday, May 7th at 6pm.  One of the local churches is putting on a Battle of the Bands in the City Park.  I have read up on this event, and it looks like a great opportunity.  according to the event organizers they are hoping for about 2,000 people in the park.  Also according to the organizer, it appears that the Gospel being proclaimed to the people is not a priority:

“It is an outreach program; in our minds we are trying to gain exposure to let kids know that there is a safe place for them to hang out. We are not pushing God or religion. We just want to give the youth an option of a safe environment to hang out and ask questions."

"We tell the bands that they don’t have to play Christian music, but we want them to have music with positive lyrics that inspire and encourage.  We are looking for a diverse group of bands with all types of music with a diverse, positive sound.”

-Youth pastor Josh Jensen

We ask that you come along with us.  There is going to be a diverse group of people attending this from true Christians, to lukewarm self-proclaimed followers, to the admittedly lost.  Please come along with us, you do not even have to say anything or pass out any tracts.  Just come along and see what it is all about!  Email me at:

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Cor 10:31)
--The Wretch