By Alexis Harrison | Published: July 14, 2016
Across Canada, many are thirsting for “the fountain of life” (Psalm 36:9, NIV). Amongst them, God has planted His people—those who have tasted “the living water” and know its quenching power (John 7:38).
But how do believers powerfully share Jesus with the immigrant family next door? Or the university student being taught faith is a farce? What about the latchkey kid who knows nothing of the Father’s love?
As strong as the desire may be to trot over and tell them about Christ, there is much to stumble on other than the sidewalk. Outdated techniques, insecurities, a lack of knowledge and sensitivity, and simply not knowing what to say are just a few examples.
“Many of the ways that we presented the Gospel successfully in the past no longer work as well as they did,” said David Macfarlane, director of national initiatives with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada (BGEAC). “New times require new ways of thinking.”
That’s why BGEAC is hosting the Canadian Evangelism Congress September 26-27, 2016 at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites in Niagara Falls, ON.
“Innovation, inspiration, reaching cross-culturally, networking with like-minded believers, and learning practical tools for evangelism today are the heart of this congress,” David said.
Church leaders and everyone else who is passionate about sharing the Gospel are invited to attend. David hopes the event will help cultivate a “fresh grassroots passion” for evangelism in Canada.
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“These speakers are innovators,” says Derrick Mueller, project manager for the Evangelism Congress. “They push the line on creativity. They are people who are pioneering new ways to share Christ.”
The Congress includes plenary sessions and electives, but also several unique sessions. Three speakers will give mini presentations to the entire group. Next, each participant can choose to go deeper with the speaker of his or her choice in a smaller, more interactive breakout session.
Not only will many sessions and mealtimes be interactive, but there will also be opportunities to share opinions and data via online surveys.
The congress provides many opportunities to network and gain in-depth knowledge about evangelism. But it’s also an opportunity for busy Christians to find spiritual refreshment in one of the most scenic places in Canada.