Forty years ago, when GROUP Magazine was an infant, the “rules of evangelism” were well-known and commonly accepted.
Today, the cultural landscape is a harsh ecosystem for conventional ideas about evangelism. In youth ministry, it’s still high on the “to-do” list, but very few actually model or train students in how to do it.
We have to find a way forward—a path that will lead young people (and us!) to a mindset that frees us to engage others about the person and promise of Jesus. So long-time GROUP Magazine editor Rick Lawrence asked two friends who are passionate about Jesus and natural evangelists, Carl Medearis and Greg Stier, to discuss the future of evangelism. They come at this from very distinct vantage points…
You can watch their discussion! We’ve condensed and split the entire conversation into four video segments here. A complete article is available to read online or in print from the special edition 40th Anniversary issue of GROUP Magazine.
Then, JOIN the discussion on the future of evangelism. Greg Stier, Carl Medearis, and Rick Lawrence will be answering questions and sharing more thoughts during a LIVE Twitter Q & A on Tuesday, September 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (MDT).
Tweet your comments and questions to them at their usernames below:
Greg Stier – @gregstier
Carl Medearis – @carlmedearis
Rick Lawrence – @RickSkip
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