By Kenneth Naddeo
This month at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, we are privileged to have Pastor Dwayne Bartly as our guest preacher. Pastor Dwayne is encouraging everyone to be part of the Church’s evangelism efforts within our community. Besides his Sunday sermons and great stories, Pastor Dwayne is also taking the time to conduct two classes on evangelism. The first set of classes happened on Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19 for our Spanish-speaking congregation. Another class for those of us, like myself, who are language-impaired and speak only English (okay, maybe a little Spanish) will happen Tuesday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
Pastor Dwayne taught in English and Martin Thorner, (Lakeside Presbyterian Church’s Director of Ministry Outreach) interpreted in Spanish.
Having been to the first of the classes, I can truly say that this was a real eye-opener for me. Pastor Dwayne’s teaching style brings everything into easy-to-understand and use language. His teaching takes away the thinking that Evangelism has to take a lot of work or preparation. Pastor Dwayne makes this very important Christian act into something that’s easy, fun and, more important, natural for us to do as we go about our daily lives.
As Pastor Dwayne teaches this process should take not much more than a few minutes, using simple statements and a question. This is something we all should be ready to do at any time, with everyone we know and meet.
We know we have the Good News, the BEST NEWS, and Pastor Dwayne this week will be teaching just how simple it is for everyone to become involved in sharing it. Make the commitment now to be there Tuesday, and learn just how easy it is to share your faith.
NOTE: Next week Tuesday, April 24 from 10:00 am until noon, hear Pastor Dwayne speak on Personal Evangelism for our English-speaking congregation in the Church.
Here are pictures from the Spanish classes, and believe me this was one lively group.
There are handouts to take home.
Here are just two of the volunteers who are practicing the one-on-one method of evangelizing taught by Pastor Dwayne.
Please follow our website www.lpcchapala.org/news. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some of the many outreach activities our Volunteer-In-Action service teams are involved with. You will see our Volunteers-In-Action feeding the poor, providing clean drinking water were there was none, and clothing the needy here in the Mexican villages that surround us.
For more information about our church or to volunteer for one of the many available positions that support our community and the local village populations, please contact the church office/administrator 376-106-0853, or review this website.
Make the commitment now to attend Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10 a.m until noon to learn just how easy it is to share your faith. Lakeside Presbyterian Church is located San Jorge #250, Riberas del Pilar, just two blocks south of the carretera. (Turn toward the Lake at Mom’s Restaurant.)