Evangelism Boot Camp, Coming April 2016

Evangelism Boot Camp is organized by the Reformed Churches in the GTA for the training of members of the CanRC and URC churches. We invite members from all the Reformed churches in Ontario to develop their skills in reaching out to others for the sake of the gospel. Rev. Bill Boekestein will address practical ways in which Reformed churches can make a positive impact on their communities with the gospel. He will lead Boot Camp in the following areas:

Before Lunch:

1) Being Visible in Your Community.
 Projecting a positive and memorable image in the community.

2) Engaging Your Community.
 Intentionally engage the community through local outreach and hospitality.

3) Receiving Your Community.
 Effective ways to welcome visitors who come to the church.

After Lunch

1) A time of prayer and preparation (including role play) for going into the community.

2) A time to get out into the neighbour-hood

Schedule for Evangelism Boot Camp:

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:50 Session 1: Being Visible in Your Community.
9:50 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 11:00 Session 2: Engaging Your Community
11:00 – 11:10 Short Break
11:10 – 12:00 Session 3: Receiving Your Community
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 A Time of prayer and preparation (Role Play)
1:30 – A time for going into the neighbour-hood

About the Speaker:

William Boekestein is the pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received his B.A. at Kuyper College and his M.Div. at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Prior to entering the ministry he worked in residential construction and taught at a Christian school for several years. He and his wife Amy have three children.

He has authored over fifty articles as well as the books:

Ulrich Zwingli, “A Well-Ordered Church” (with Daniel R. Hyde),
Why Christ Came: 31 Meditation on the Incarnation (with Joel Beeke),
Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian: A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions

and for children:
Faithfulness under Fire: The Story of Guido de Bres
The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism
The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort

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