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Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism

Wm Craig Price

Be the leader and instrument God wants to use to change the world. Are you ready to engage?

The emerging generation in today's culture believes evangelism is wrong according to recent studies. Yet Scripture is clear: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19 ESV). So how do we lead people to Jesus in a church with members who think evangelism is wrong? And how do we connect people with Jesus in an ever-changing culture? How do we share Jesus in a multicultural world?

Engage is a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ with those in the world around you. This compilation handbook contains more than 30 chapters and covers effective evangelism to the elderly, children, and families while encouraging the church to become multicultural. Research and recommendations cover evangelism in various settings such as Sunday School, missions, and social justice situations to name a few. Become equipped to remind fellow believers of the New Testament context of evangelism, how morality can be engaged in evangelistic efforts, and lead others to understand the importance of prayer. This handbook covers these topics and so much more. Specifically, Engage offers you access to the research and tools you need to be equipped as you understand the:

  • Theology behind evangelism
  • Context of evangelism
  • Role of the pastor and individual as evangelist
  • Effective ways to reach children, the elderly, families and those marginalized by the church
  • Elements of effective public invitations

If leading people to Jesus is your heart's desire, Engage is the resource you need. Be the leader and instrument God uses to change the world. It's time to engage in evangelism!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Nobts Press
  • Publish Date: Oct 7th, 2019
  • Pages: 546
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 5.70in - 1.30in - 0.60lb
  • EAN: 9781563093173
  • Categories: Christian Ministry - EvangelismBiblical Reference - HandbooksChristian Living - Spiritual Growth

About the Author

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.Since 1917, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) has equipped leaders to answer God's call. NOBTS offers an academic environment that utilizes innovative delivery systems, preparing students for ministry. Whether God is calling someone as a pastor, missionary, counselor, youth minister, educator, worship leader, apologist, or something else entirely, NOBTS has a ministry training option available. Most of all, this community will equip believers to follow God wherever He leads.

Praise for this book

"Chuck Kelly's heartbeat is evangelism, and this book reflects the powerful focus of his life."

--Dr. Robert E. Coleman, Distinguished Senior Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, former dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism and director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College, and author of The Master Plan of Evangelism

"I am extremely honored to endorse this book Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism because of several reasons:

1. The book is dedicated to Dr. Chuck Kelley, who is retiring as president of NOBTS, the longest-serving president of this seminary. If you cut Dr. Kelley he bleeds evangelism. He has taught it, preached it, wrote about it, and lived it all his life.

2. Because of my relationship with the authors and their desire to see lost sinners come to repentance.

3. This book truly has all the tools necessary to equip anyone to be effective in evangelism. Whether they live in the inner city or in the suburbs this book--if applied and practiced--are the ABCs to reaching this generation.

I highly recommend Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism to everyone who is serious about changing our society through evangelism."

--Fred Luter Jr., pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, and former president, Southern Baptist Convention

"These pages include a firm view of the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelism that is often missed. Preston Nix and Craig Price have given us a volume filled with solid biblical theology and urgent evangelistic strategy. It is up to us to share the gospel in every possible way and these men have given us a remarkable path to follow."
--Dr. Jimmy Draper, president emeritus, LifeWay

"What a terrific compilation of teachings on evangelism! Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism provides strong biblical and historical reasoning for reaching people with the message of the gospel. It also addresses many of the theological issues that have kept Christian leaders from winning people to Christ and helping them to grow in their walk with him. However, it doesn't just provide theoretical conclusions. It gives practical help in doing evangelism. It's a great resource that needs to be in the toolbox of every pastor and Christian leader. What a great honor for Dr. Chuck Kelly to have this compiled as a gift for his service in God's kingdom through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. And what a great gift to the body of Christ at this moment in history! Read it, and be blessed. Then apply it and reach the world for Christ!"
--Dr. Sammy Tippit, author, international evangelist, and president of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
"I love this book! Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in the Great Commission. It is well written, engaging, and practical. In a time that desperately needs to reclaim the value and importance of evangelism, this book shows us how we can be involved in God's great work of saving sinners. Read this book and benefit from the guidance, scholarship, and passion that it provides. I'm praying God uses this book to make an eternal impact!"

--Dr. Doug Munton, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, IL, author, and online professor of preaching and evangelism

"Evangelism, as an academic discipline, began among Southern Baptists shortly after the turn of the twentieth century. From that time to the present, names like Scarborough, Autrey, Drummond, Leavell, Fish, and Miles have become synonymous with evangelism in Southern Baptist academies, churches, and the Convention. Without a doubt, Dr. Charles S. Kelley Jr. belongs among these men's ranks and reputations. Just as with Drs. Drummond, Fish, and Miles, faculty members and former students have determined upon Dr. Kelley's retirement that his evangelistic ministry, writings, and work are so monumental that they have complied essays in order to compose a Festschrift entitled Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism. Engage is a comprehensive resource on evangelism that will fuel the fire of passionate soul-winning, assist believers by presenting the gospel and then declaring to unbelievers, 'Here's Hope, ' and elicit in readers, as it did in me, an exuberant, 'Wow!'"

--Dr. Matt Queen, associate professor and L. R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism ("The Chair of Fire"), associate director of doctoral programs, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX

"Dr. Chuck Kelley has set an example of urgency in personal evangelism throughout his entire ministry. I've been with him numerous times when he began a conversation to share his hope in Jesus. His commitment is exemplary to all of us. In this book written in honor of Dr. Kelley by several faculty members who have served under his leadership at New Orleans Seminary, the authors lay out practical tools to help you share the gospel with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors."

--Dr. J. D. Greear, lead pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC, and president, Southern Baptist Convention

"If the gospel we believe is true, then what could possibly be more important than to be able to effectively share it with others? Yet most believers never do. This wonderful book will be the resource you need to help you Engage others with this life-changing message and introduce them to a life-changing Savior. You will find in these pages more than information--you will find real tools to help you share the good news in this challenging and changing culture. I'm so thankful for this powerful tool for my own life!"

--Dr. John Avant, president, Life Action

""I love this book! Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in the Great Commission. It is well written, engaging, and practical. In a time that desperately needs to reclaim the value and importance of evangelism, this book shows us how we can be involved in God's great work of saving sinners. Read this book and benefit from the guidance, scholarship, and passion that it provides. I'm praying God uses this book to make an eternal impact!"

--Dr. Doug Munton, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, IL, author, and online professor of preaching and evangelism