Zion Lutheran Church of Mascoutah, IL will host an “Every One His Witness” evangelism training workshop on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. A lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend this workshop, but a free-will offering will be gathered to help cover the expenses of the lunch. Evangelism committee members, pastors, and interested laymen are all invited to join in this workshop.
“Every One His Witness” is a new evangelism program produced entirely by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. While previous evangelism methods used by the Synod have been adapted from other denominations and focused on “cold calls,” going door to door and talking with strangers, this evangelism program is built of Martin Luther’s thoughts on vocation, and explores how every person has a network of contacts within the various vocations where God has placed each one. The program helps open participants’ eyes to see when friends, neighbors, and family members are experiencing difficulties and are particularly in need of receiving the Gospel, and then gives ideas and practice for how to share the Gospel in those situations. The “Every One His Witness” program explores the questions “What is witnessing?” and “Why do we witness?” The program teaches the “LASSIE” approach to witnessing—Listen-Ask-Seek-Share-Invite-Encourage.
The workshop will be held in the fellowship hall of Zion Lutheran Church, 101 S. Railway St., in Mascoutah. It will be facilitated by Pastor Kirk Clayton. Participants will not receive the printed books produced by the LC—MS, but Zion will have all needed materials available on-site. Congregations wishing to join in the workshop could either order the materials in advance or use the workshop to see if the program will work well for their situation and order the materials afterward. To order the materials, go to CPH.org and type “Every One His Witness” into the search bar. Congregational kits with 12 workbooks and all associated materials costs $129.99, or individual workbooks can be ordered for $11.99 each. To register with Zion Mascoutah to participate in the workshop and meal, please call the church office of Zion Lutheran Church at 618-566-7345. Advance registrations are needed for meal planning. Mark your calendars now and please plan to attend this evangelism training workshop on August 24.