Connecting People to Jesus
I Love to Tell the Story!
The Evangelism Board is charged with bringing the
Gospel to the unchurched and to accomplish this task involves the work of all
of God’s people to spread the Gospel. We are charged with the great commission,
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am
with you always, to the end of the age.”
Simply stated, we are connecting people to Jesus.
Your first reaction may be, “I can’t speak
eloquently!” At First Lutheran Church we use many ways to tell
about this wonderful grace and love of God. We use most modern forms of
communication and public relations to spread God’s word: a web site, a Facebook
page, e-mails, signs, special events, press releases, brochures, banners,
bulletin boards, signs, greeters, name tags and most any tool you could
We work with other boards to promote their
activities, such as Fellowship events, Rally Day for the Board of Education,
and other events. Most importantly, we work with the Pastors to reach out
to our community, welcome visitors and new members and to integrate these
members into the family of First Lutheran Church.
It does sound overwhelming--but remember that we
are to sow the seeds, water and watch for the Holy Spirit to grow.
There is a place for everyone who can willingly and joyfully participates in this vital effort.
People who will commit and follow through with a task, whether we are holding a community survey, placing signs along the roadside, or holding an Oktoberfest. As Lutherans, we are making it known that we are here to minister in many ways, feeding the homeless, building houses for Habitat, holding special events- all are tools to connect people to Jesus.