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2021 Evangelism Network

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Equipping evangelists with fresh understanding, best practices, and biblically-rooted insights

Europe is the most relativistic and pagan continent on the earth. Europeans desperately need to hear and understand the life-giving word of truth - the Gospel. How can this message be shared relevantly, biblically, and credibly? Not all Christians are specifically called to be evangelists (Ephesians 4:11), but everyone is called to be involved in the work of evangelism (1 Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 4:5). Therefore the curriculum is designed for evangelists, pastors, and laypeople who want to be equipped to be more effective in evangelism.  This Network brings together some of the best evangelists from across Europe to provide fresh understandings, best practices, and biblically rooted insights.  Prior preparation will be set for all applicants.

Applicants should be evangelists, pastors, and lay evangelists who want to be equipped to share the gospel messages in ways that are relevant, biblical, and credible.  The Network brings together some of the best evangelists from across Europe to provide fresh understandings, best practices, and biblically rooted insights.

Network Leadership

Malcolm Riley has had the privilege of following Jesus Christ since 1997. After studying for a BA in biology at Nottingham University, he helped run evangelistic holidays for school children. He then joined the staff at a city center church as the student outreach worker for three years and then… Read more

Network Speakers

Andy Bannister is a highly in-demand speaker, writer, and broadcaster. Based in the UK, he's the director of the Solas, an evangelism and training ministry. Andy is the author of several books including "The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments)… Read more

Kristi Mair teaches philosophy, ethics, and apologetics at Oak Hill College in London, UK, where she also provides pastoral support for F students. She holds a degree in philosophy and theology, as well as an MA in philosophy of religion and ethics. She is currently working on her PhD in the… Read more

Stephen McQuoid grew up in Ethiopia where his parents were missionaries. He then lived in Ireland where he qualified as a nurse before going on to study theology, gaining a variety of degrees including an MTh and PhD in theology. He is the author of 16 books on subjects such as discipleship,… Read more

Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. As an educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational leader.” Evangelist Josh… Read more

Randy Newman is the Senior Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at The C. S. Lewis Institute in the Washington, DC area. He has taught at several evangelical seminaries and is currently an adjunct faculty at Reformed Theological Seminary and Patrick Henry College. After serving for over 30… Read more

Zefjan Nikolla is the General Secretary of BSKSH (IFES Albania) and pastor of Emanuel Evangelical Church in Tirana. He is involved in various national and international evangelistic initiatives ranging from youth ministries to attempts to reach government leaders. He is also the director of the… Read more

Avi Snyder serves as the European Ambassador of Jews for Jesus, an international mission agency that relentlessly pursues God’s plan for the salvation of the Jewish people. Avi was raised in a Jewish home in New York and came to a saving faith in Jesus in 1977 with the help of a Jews for Jesus… Read more

Rico Tice is the Senior Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls, Langham Place in London. Joining in 1994 during the later years of the ministry of John Stott, his main role is to help the hundreds of enquirers about the Christian faith who come through the doors of the church each year. He has also… Read more

Network Programme

Sunday, 16 May

The gospel never changes but our audiences do—in seemingly limitless ways. How to proclaim good news, so people actually hear it, has always been a challenge for God’s people. For starters, evangelism needs to be more dialogical and conversational and less confrontational and presentational. This seminar flows out of decades of evangelistic ministry and extensive research about how people are actually coming to faith today.

No matter how sensitively and delicately the Gospel message is presented, the very news that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead will always provoke. For some, the provocation is rooted in the conviction of their sin to repentance and faith. Others, however, are provoked to reject, revile, and oppose the good news. Speaking the truth and speaking in love presents a unique challenge: How can we put forth a testimony that’s both loving and sensitive without rendering dull a message that by definition is sharper than a two-edged sword? This session examines the Scriptures that describe a number of qualities that produce a biblically provocative testimony – one that is both accurate and compassionate.

Monday, 17 May

Stunning new research conducted by Summit Ministries and the Barna Group reveals the dramatic influence of deadly worldviews. Dr. Myers dives deep into the research and discusses the techniques Summit Ministries has found to be proven effective in reaching this generation with truth.

Religious freedom in the Balkans over the last 30 years has provided an unprecedented window of opportunity for evangelism after 600 years of opposition to the Gospel. Generally speaking, evangelistic efforts in the Balkans have been chaotic at best and culturally offensive at worst. God has blessed the proclamation of His Word in spite of less than effective and or appropriate evangelistic methods. What are the lessons learned?

Tuesday, 18 May

The key Biblical principles for evangelism are Sovereignty, Integrity, and Creativity, but how do they combine in the face of trying to work out sharing our faith in the new era of COVID-19? We'll use the pandemic as a case study in thinking through a new context and seeking to faithfully proclaim the gospel.

Many local churches say they want to grow, but are neither ready for growth nor really prepared for all the implications that growth entails. This workshop will look at what churches need to do to prepare for growth and offer practical guidelines for a way forward.

Wednesday, 19 May

What do we do when we encounter a question or challenge about our faith we haven’t heard before? Do we need to master every apologetic topic before we can feel ready to stand up and share the gospel at work or university? This session will share a simple five-step framework that, with practice, you can apply to any tough question that comes up during evangelism. It will take two or three common questions and work through them to show how it works in practice.

In a time of post-truth, virtue-signaling and relativism, do people even care about truth? When it comes to engaging with our cultural moment, how can we persuasively communicate the truth of Jesus Christ? In this session, we will explore a few philosophical underpinnings before we consider how we can share Jesus in a non-truth culture, where slogans like ‘stay in your own lane’, and ‘you do you’ dominate discussions. How can we engage, expose, enter, and evangelize in seemingly disinterested and apathetic societies? We will also spend time considering how we can share the liberating, life-giving joy of Christ when suspicion, power-plays, and corruption occupy the public imagination.