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Soul Winning/Witnessing:

I was recently in a discussion with a dear friend of mine about how we should be about the task of Soul-winning or should we. Before you jump on your soap box and have a heart attack let me explain. The discussion was around “Door to Door Witnessing” as opposed to what he referred to as “ Relational witnessing .” This is not saying that we should not try to win souls, only pondering the most effective method. I was raised in Michigan and attended an Independent Baptist church with a large bus ministry and a thriving Sunday school; averaging over 750 weekly (this was back in the 70’s). The pastor preached soul winning from the pulpit, and taught it in the Sunday school.   Dozens of people, from teenagers to adults, would gather at the church for a quick bite to eat, and head out into the neighborhoods around Flint, Michigan to visit those that had attended for the first time,   maybe those that missed, or maybe we were given a name of a friend that someone would like to see atte

Great book for you to checkout

Those that know me personally know that I love teaching and studying Pastoral Theology; simply looking at how and why we do the ministry we do. This includes everything from pastoral counseling, Ethics, Homiletics/Teaching, Church Leadership, and the Church Ordinance.   I’m always reading and looking for good books or articles on the subject, and ironically I came across a book on Amazon that is free to download to my Kindle entitled, “The Preacher and His Model, the Yale Lectures on Preaching, 1891.”  This awesome nine part lecture was presented at “Divinity School of Yale University, New Haven, Conn, April 25, 1891 by Rev. James Stalker D.D. of Glasgow, Scotland.   Dr. Stalker was a minister, lecturer and preacher for the Free Church of Scotland (United Free Church).    From 1902-1924 he was Professor of Church History at the United Free Church College in Aberdeen, where he also added the Chair of Christian Ethics in 1905. He maintained these until his retirement in 1924.