Our culture is rapidly changing. The issues we face today in our cities are different from 20 years ago, yet many of our evangelistic strategies were created decades ago. Our country has changed and people are demanding more from Christians. Today many outside the Church view Christians as hypocritical and narrow-minded. We don't have the credibility that we enjoyed in former generations. How can we gain an audience with those far from the cross? How do we effectively engage others with the Gospel?
The Gospel Engagement in a Changing Culture workshop seeks to answer this question as we explore the needs of people and the desires of those who seek gospel proclamation in the city. For two years, the City division of Cru has been exploring those questions. We've been asking how followers of Jesus can minister in the wild field of the city.
Cru commissioned extensive qualitative and quantitative research which will be introduced throughout the Workshop. Many of the principles gleaned from our research have informed our approach to the city, and can be easily applied to any audience—a neighborhood, campus, sports team, school, church or the workplace. We will introduce 7 personas along a wide spectrum of spiritual faith and belief. The Workshop will also reveal the five things that our research reveals need to be present in a relationship and conversation in order to gain trust and engagement.
Across the country, at our workshops, church leaders, parachurch ministry leaders, and lay people are experiencing new freedom and fruit in their opportunities for Gospel witness and growing in significant relationships with people on their spiritual journeys. We hope you'll join us! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.