CWS Podcast – Ep. 48: Equip Members and Engage the World

cws-podcast-logoThe first time I tried to take the Gospel into the world was very scary. I was in my early teens and was handing out flyers for my church’s Vacation Bible School. We decided to target our surrounding neighborhood, going door-to-door with small pamphlets. I recall only one feeling, fear. What if they want to talk to me? What do I say? I was ill prepared to say the least. I was pretty lucky and the vast majority of houses had nobody home. My hope is that you utilize your church’s website to better prepare your members for engaging the world in a discussion about the church and Jesus.

Topics covered in this episode are

  • PDF Training Pamphlets
  • Detailed Q&A Sheets
  • Online Training Videos

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Engaging the outside world can be daunting, especially with all of the hot button topics some individuals and churches have sparked. Also, defending your faith can be difficult, especially if you are a new believer. But as a church member’s knowledge grows, they will want to follow the great command of making disciples of all nations. Give them the tools they will need to succeed so that they can grow the church, one soul at a time.

Note: This episode and article was inspired by my own experiences as well as a conversation with a friend and Catholic Priest, Father Thomas Muldowney. His greatest concern for the church was its ability to reach people in our increasingly secular culture.

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Author: Stephen Morrissey

I have been making websites since 1996, and using social media since 2006. My current profession is designing user experiences for corporate software, websites, and mobile applications. I started sharing my knowledge with the world in 2011, about a year after a revival in my faith.