Nurturing the Conversation of Evangelism in Your Church: A Local Church Discernment Process

Using a “coaching” approach, the leader acts as facilitator, guiding the group through the process of helping a church better understand its own evangelistic make-up. This process does not attempt to put forth a “program” for evangelism. This resource was created by Todd Blake and Rendell Hipps of the CBFNC Evangelism Task Force.   The…

Evangelism is…

 The CBFNC Evangelism Task Force fully recognizes the difficulty of defining evangelism. However, we felt it was worthwhile to present some basic ideas that offered some direction for further study and consideration. Consider the “Evangelism Is…” statements and how they might inform your own definitions. Also, please use these statements as conversation starters in your church.    Document:  Evangelism Is..

The Theology and Practice of Evangelism Among Baptists: Then and Now

A presentation by Dr. Curtis Freeman of the Baptist House of Studies of the Duke University Divinity School. Presented at the seminar, “Joining God in the World: A Fresh Look at Missions and Evangelism”, helped at First Baptist Church of Graham, NC on 2/11/11. Three Paradigm Shifts in Baptist Theology Shift 1: Proclaiming the Evangelical…

INTRO to the Liturgical Year (and Spiritual Practices that Accompany It)

INTRO to the Liturgical Year (and Spiritual Practices that Accompany It) with Wendy Minton Edwards from 2012 FOM Ahoskie INTRO to the Liturgical Year (and Spiritual Practices that Accompany It) with Wendy Minton Edwards—In most of our Protestant churches today, we observe liturgy which means that we celebrate the Christian seasons with scripture, prayers, lighting…

Baptist Dialogue with Other Christians: So What? (2012 Annual Gathering)

Curtis Freeman, Director, Baptist House of Studies; Steve Harmon, Adjunct Professor of Christian Theology, Gardner-Webb School of Divinity This document was a handout used during a workshop with the 2012 CBFNC General Assembly.  Learn from veterans of ecumenical dialogues between the BWA and other Christian communions about the results of these conversations and their implications…