The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Evangelism tips

Like bees to honey, Elroy Dietrich, a retired ELCA pastor, recommends “swarming evangelism.” While serving at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ocqueoc, Mich., from 1985 to 1994, members attending worship would intentionally surround visitors and guests after the service. “And it worked,” he said. “The swarmed visitors returned and became members. In time they, too, participated in the swarming.” Contact Dietrich by email.

John Bowen, author of Evangelism for ‘Normal’ People (Augsburg Fortress, 2002), notes that some shy away from it as from a skunk that wanders into a dinner party. Dwight DuBois of the Center for Renewal at Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the Southeastern Iowa Synod put together a compilation of such writings on evangelism that are accessible at www.seiasynod.org. For more information, contact Jodi Deike at the synod, 319-338-1273.

Submit your evangelism tips to the editor via U.S. mail or email.




Posted at 8:59 pm (U.S. Eastern) 1/29/2008

Hello Sir,

I am a pastor of presbyterian church, and right now we are doing the campus ministry here in Davao City. Davao City is located is the most southern part of philippines. It has almost 4 million people. I have passion for the young people because i believe young people are next generation of our nations. Please help to equpi these young people, i want to equip my team how to evangelize, i want to use some strategies and some materials. If you could help me with this matter please do. Thank you very much. God bless!
In Christ,

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