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State of Evangelism in America

State of Evangelism in America

On Tuesday, December 6 Exponential CEO Dave Ferguson and Wheaton College evangelism expert Dr. Rick Richardson connected to talk about the state of evangelism in America.  Dave and Rick covered a lot of ground in their fascinating conversation. Rick shared research he’s completed with his team that shows only 10% of American churches are growing through conversion, the addition of new believers.  Rick shared three common characteristics of these conversion communities:  Missional imagination Missional leadership

Jesus, Friend of (Notorious) Sinners

Jesus, Friend of (Notorious) Sinners

Imagine that Jesus was coming to speak at your local church. Throughout the New Testament, we see that Jesus taught in the synagogues on a regular basis, so it’s not too far of a stretch to think that he might be scheduled to speak in a church if he was traveling around today.  You get dressed in your Sunday best, and when you enter the church all the regular attendees wear suits and ties, and

Evangelism Among the Unchurched

Evangelism Among the Unchurched

Every church operates differently, but we all share one similar charge—to share the love of Christ with people far from God. Since Jesus left the disciples, we have carried the gospel across the globe. But, when we think of how to connect with unchurched people in our community, we can be left scratching our heads.‍ Was it always this hard? Do we need to make our churches more relevant, more trendy, more comfortable? We feel

Evangelism in Reformation

Evangelism in Reformation

The church is reforming. Unlike the Protestant Reformation of the 1500s, which was primarily about the theology of salvation, the current reformation we find ourselves in is about the nature of what it means to be the church. We believe the core issue at stake is the priesthood of all believers (POAB). The main reason the church in North America is losing its impact and driving its ministry leaders to despair is we’ve neglected to