Too often evangelism is seen as an individual burden instead of a community project. No one has shown me this truth more clearly than John Dickson. He is the author of the book, Promoting the Gospel, and speaker at our recent PTG Pastor's Conference. Below is the audio titles of his messages with a brief summary of each. If you long for your church to be a missional community, you would do well to listen to these messages. One for the Many – Main point: The mission equation of the Bible is “There is one Lord, to whom all people belong and owe their allegiance, and so the people of the Lord must promote this reality everywhere." Proclaiming Christ is a reality mission not just a rescue mission.
Silently Seeking the Lost – probably the message I’d recommend the most … good introduction to our self consciousness in reaching out and that there’s a wide range of gospel promoting activities – he hits on prayer and giving here.
The Beautiful Life – this one is probably second … speaking of the unpredictable power of the Christian life lived as a community. You can tell he’s a historian with all his references to the early church and beyond.
Three Dimensions of Evangelism – Some to be evangelists, all to declare his praises, each to give an answer.
The audio itself is not that great … but John’s teaching is excellent and refreshing. I’d love to hear your thoughts. His book, Promoting the Gospel, really influenced me.