Xenos Summer Institute July 9-11, 2014
EVANGELISM: THE UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE
As believers, we have been commissioned by God to go and tell the world about Jesus and teach each person how to live a life dedicated to Him.“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)
This year the teachers at the Xenos Summer Institute will be walking through what it means to live a life dedicated to the gospel, how to share the gospel with others (even though it may be scary), practical steps to sharing the gospel and so much more. Conferences such as these are refreshing and invigorating, leaving the listener with zeal to go forth and proclaim the Good News.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16)
There are many ways to proclaim the Good News of our salvation including sharing this message with your friends and family, telling a stranger on a plane, demonstrating it through your life with an attitude of grace and forgiveness toward those who have hurt you and even empowering others to go share the gospel message with their friends and family.
At India Gospel League (IGL), we work to empower those who live in South Asia to spread this saving message to their friends, families and neighboring villages. “Barefoot pastors” are the cornerstone of IGL’s evangelism and church planting efforts. Pastors and their families take up residence in unreached villages to share God’s Word and serve the needy. Most often this work is done on foot (hence our designation “barefoot pastors”). Barefoot pastors in IGL’s network place a high value on leadership development, discipleship and expanding the reach of the Gospel. Most have made a personal commitment to reach one additional unreached village during every year of their ministry.
If you are interested in learning more about IGL, please check out our booth in the atrium (as featured in the picture above). At our booth you can talk to team members Darlene McCallum and Kathryn Hughes about the scope of IGL’s work, the four main areas of ministry and how you can become involved in empowering others to spread the gospel message. Promotional materials and videos will also be available at the IGL booth. Stop by today. We look forward to meeting you!