Training will encompass many aspects of evangelism


On two dates, training in areas that range from church hospitality and publicity to niche ministry and "Home for Christmas" will be sponsored by the evangelism committee of the Discipleship Ministry Team.

  • Sept. 20 at Tulsa-Boston Avenue Church
  • Oct. 18 at OKC-Chapel Hil

The events are planned in support of the New People, New Places initiative in the Oklahoma Conference, according to Stephen Hale, evangelism committee chairperson. The goal is to provide local churches with valuable, comprehensive training in many forms of evangelism.

On each date, the event begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. In addition to attending several workshops, participants will hear speakers during general sessions.

Chris Buskirk, pastor of Broken Arrow-Abiding Harvest UMC, will explain the "Home for Christmas" evangelism outreach program.

Rev. Dr. Hale will present "Niche Ministry: Building Disciples By Drawing on Your Strengths."

Among other topics: "Welcoming All People in All Places," "Speaking With Skeptics," "Matthew 10/Luke 10," "Effective Divorce Ministry," "Good Samaritan Ministry," "Empowering Laity to Ministry," "Presentation on Prayer," "Membership Matters," and "Reaching Singles."

Some of the other speakers: Aaron Tiger, Ben Williams, Cindy Robertson, Janelle Brammer, Robert Rose, Temple Diehl, Wade Paschal, and Wanda and Steve Littrell.

Cost, $25, includes lunch. For more information, contact Bob Pierson,,  918-809-7489.

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