Evangelism Explosion International (EE) will launch a new initiative this year called Equip America to train individuals to share the most exciting gift they have: their faith.
In a recent announcement, the ministry said it will partner with local churches in cities across America to host a one-day workshop to help Christians share their faith with family, friends, and others in a non-threatening way. In a single day, participants will learn how to present the Gospel using something they carry with them everywhere they go: their hand. Plus, they will have an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned.
“As Dr. [D. James] Kennedy, EE's founder, was quick to say, 'The most patriotic thing we can do is lead our neighbor to Christ!'” noted John Sorensen, EE president and CEO, in a press release.
“If that's true, and I believe it is, then what we really need today is a new wave of patriotism sweeping our nation,” he added. “For that to happen, every believer in America needs to be equipped to boldly, confidently, and kindly share their faith in Jesus.”
As EE pointed out, many Christians don't share their faith because they are afraid or simply don't know how. The goal of Equip America is to help Christians overcome the obstacles that keep them from sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
"There has never been a time when the need for the Gospel to go forward is more urgent," said Randall Wood, national director of EE USA. "God has uniquely positioned His followers to carry his Good News to the people around us and reach our cities for Him, one person at a time. The message of the Gospel is urgent because it brings hope to the hopeless! With each passing moment, the need to share our faith becomes more critical in our world."
Equip America workshops have already been scheduled for Oklahoma City, Fort Lauderdale, and New York City. More cities will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
For more information about Equip America or to register for a nearby event, visit www.equipamerica.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: January 11, 2018