Grace Institute News

May 24, 2012 

what do we doconversation
I don't know how to bring up the subject.
I'm afraid I'm going to be offensive.
What if they ask me a question I can't answer?
I don't know much about the Bible.
They'll know by how I act.
I'm introverted and not very good with words.

All of these comments have been made when the topic of evangelism comes up. There are a million reasons not to share our faith. Most of them have to do with our fears and the perception that it is so hard to do.

But we do similar things every day without batting an eye. We offer care to someone because they touched our heart. We talk to a stranger because they make eye contact. We talk to people about their lives and even offer suggestions of behavior. These are all first steps toward obedience of Jesus' mandate to "go and make disciples." It starts with these actions. So how do we take those actions a step farther and share our faith?  This is a discussion worth having! Join the discussion on  Monday, June 25 at Eureka College
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 Evangelism Not DirtyMONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

lunch and learn 
Worship Planning...
an ongoing conversation
art of worship

> How do you plan wor

> How do you combine old and new?

> What can you do to engage everyone?


Planning worship is much more than choosing a few songs. How do you give different avenues for people to connect with God?  Listen in on an interview with Michelle Jenks, who is the pastor of worship at her church and currently taking graduate classes in worship, as she discusses some helpful ideas to use as you plan worship.

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Michelle Jenks

Grace Institute

2770 Montgomery Rd

Aurora, IL 60504