Evangelization

Why Evangelize?

There are many reasons why we need to bring the good news of the Gospel to the unchurched. I will just mention three reasons for evangelization here. Our God is an evangelizing God, evangelizing is…

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You are Equipped for Evangelization

Our God is an evangelizing God. From the moment that humanity fell in sin in the Garden of Eden God formed a plan to redeem humanity through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus…

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Who am I to Judge?

The largest relative growth of our Church happened in the first three centuries. Charles Spurgeon, the famous 19th Century Baptist preacher, noted the radicality of the early Christians and wrote this antidote against cultural relativism…

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Personal Testimony

People will ask you for your faith story. It is helpful to take some time now and write down your personal testimony. Everyone has a story. How did you come to the Faith? Why are…

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Eight Laws of Evangelization

Terry Barber wrote an excellent book on evangelization: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization. Get yourself a copy today! Terry has 40 years of evangelization experience. Among other…

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Keep it Simple

The first law included in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization is: Keep it simple. Jesus often connected to people in familiar ways. He spoke…

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Keep him or her Saying Yes

Continuing with Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization. The second law of evangelization says: Keep him or her saying yes. It is essential to find…

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Be Enthusiastic

The third law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization is: Be enthusiastic. When you share the good news, you are giving someone the priceless…

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Where do I Start?

Start with prayer. Include time in your daily morning prayers to petition for evangelization opportunities. Pray for fortitude, courage, and wisdom, and keep your spiritual eyes peeled. Start looking for things to share in your…

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Call Him or Her by Name

The fourth law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization. Introduce yourself and always ask for the name of the person with whom you are…

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Show and Then Tell

Seeing is believing. This is the fifth law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization. Catholic churches have a lot of physical components. Holy water,…

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Always Agree

The sixth law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization, admonishes us to always agree. It is tough to always agree. I love a good…

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Ask Questions

The seventh law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization, and the concept of asking questions. Socrates taught by asking questions. He who asks questions…

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Practice Virtue

The eighth and final law in Terry Barber’s book: How to Share Your Faith with Anyone: A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization instructs us to practice virtue. Terry admonishes that we should always practice virtue,…

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