Featured

Bible-Centered Evangelism in Latin America

  There is a need for Bible-centered evangelism in Latin America.  This need is evidenced not only by the numbers of unreached people in Latin American countries but also by the lack of Biblical depth and theological consistency among Latin American Christians. As Equipping Servants International states, “The Gospel reached Latin America more than a …

Continue reading Bible-Centered Evangelism in Latin America

Featured

How can SOUL help you reach teens and young adults?

In July, we began highlighting a different Christianity Explored Ministries resource each month. First, we focused on CY - a life-changing journey through the Gospel of Mark for 11-14-year-olds. For August, we are featuring SOUL.   SOUL helps older teens and young adults explore the Bible's answers to the big questions of life and helps …

Continue reading How can SOUL help you reach teens and young adults?

Featured

Multiplying Disciple-making in the Front Range Area of Colorado

Brian Dare’s report on the initial meeting of the Front Range hub: On July 12th, five of us converged on Castle Rock, near Denver, to discuss the future of the Christianity Explored (CE) ministry in the Colorado Front Range area. The conversation was stimulating, and enthusiasm was high. This diverse group of pastors and church …

Continue reading Multiplying Disciple-making in the Front Range Area of Colorado

Featured

From Class to Course to Ministry: Part 2

  Blog post by Kevin Allen, Western Region Director Getting our Expectations Right As I said in part 1, “There is no silver bullet when it comes to evangelism.”  But unfortunately, churches succumb to the longing for a magical program that will instantly make and grow lots of disciples.  That’s why I include the session …

Continue reading From Class to Course to Ministry: Part 2

Featured

From Class to Course to Ministry: Part 1

  Blog post by Kevin Allen, Western Region Director The Christianity Explored Church Journey There’s no silver bullet when it comes to evangelism.  While telling people about Jesus isn’t complicated, it’s also not easy. We're convinced that as we open the Bible and help people discover who Jesus is, why he came, and what it …

Continue reading From Class to Course to Ministry: Part 1

Featured

Why Do Youth Leaders Love Using CY?

We will be highlighting specific resources each month. For the month of July, we chose to highlight CY! CY is a life-changing journey through the Gospel of Mark for 11-14-year-olds. See the author and presenter, Nate Morgan Locke, talk in detail about the course.   https://youtu.be/LG2XtdRWMlI   CY is a series of seven fast-paced sessions exploring …

Continue reading Why Do Youth Leaders Love Using CY?

Featured

What is an Evangelistic Danger to Avoid?

Guest blog post by Barry Cooper The way we make disciples ought to be driven by biblical principles, not pragmatics. But sometimes, confirmation of biblical principles can come from a surprising source. Take the Reveal survey. It was published by Willow Creek in 2007, though it wasn’t just a Willow Creek thing: the survey was …

Continue reading What is an Evangelistic Danger to Avoid?

Featured

How Can Good Theology Empower Evangelism?

Rico Tice has said, “Evangelism is one of the chief ways that heresy enters the church.”  Australian evangelist John Chapman said in a message on 2 Corinthians 4, “If you don’t get your theology of evangelism right, there’s almost no chance you’ll get your practice right.”  He continued, “That’s why I spend a little time …

Continue reading How Can Good Theology Empower Evangelism?

Featured

How Will Regional Hubs Across the US Help Support Churches?

Christianity Explored is launching a regional hub strategy in the US to provide better support to churches across the country. With two staff, one on each coast, it is impossible to reach the vast amount of churches across the country and into Canada so providing these hubs as support is crucial. Christianity Explored sees strong …

Continue reading How Will Regional Hubs Across the US Help Support Churches?

Featured

Don’t Wait!  Three Tips To Help You Make Disciples

Blog post by Barry Cooper According to a March 2018 Barna study, - and we may presume that a similar study of Canada would be no less disappointing - a whopping 51% of US churchgoers said they’d never heard of the Great Commission - that moment in Matthew 28 where Jesus commands his disciples to “make disciples.” …

Continue reading Don’t Wait!  Three Tips To Help You Make Disciples

Featured

Building Momentum for Evangelism in Washington D.C.

"While I have led Christianity Explored courses two to three times per year for more than three years, I found Rico's comments about Mark refreshing." Pastor Bill Sutherland shared this reflection at our recent Christianity Explored North American Conference: Building Momentum for Evangelism, held earlier this month in Washington, D.C. More than 160 people attended …

Continue reading Building Momentum for Evangelism in Washington D.C.

Featured

You’re Invited! A Video Invitation – from Rico Tice – to our North American Conference

How do you build momentum for evangelism in your life and the life of your church? Answering this question is the focus of this year's Christianity Explored North American Conference, taking place on April 14 at McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA. Take one minute to view the special video conference invitation below, from Rico …

Continue reading You’re Invited! A Video Invitation – from Rico Tice – to our North American Conference

Featured

A Special Video Invitation from Rico Tice

As a donor-supported ministry, we're committed to recognizing and informing our donors. If you are a past or present financial supporter of Christianity Explored USA, or if you would like to seriously consider becoming a supporter, we invite you to our supporters evening on April 13 at McLean Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA. The dinner is …

Continue reading A Special Video Invitation from Rico Tice

Featured

Engaging People with the Gospel Through Questions

Have you ever wondered why Jesus asked so many questions? For example, he once asked a rich man, "Why do you call me good?" Why didn't he just give the man a gospel presentation? What's the deal with clarifying goodness? The truth is, the questions Jesus asked engaged people on deep levels and his example …

Continue reading Engaging People with the Gospel Through Questions

Featured CEUSA-2017-Year-In-Review

Why Is God Pleased to Use Us in This Way?

Momentum. You don't always sense it in the moment, but when you step back for a larger view, it becomes apparent to you. That is what happened as I reflected on 2017. Christianity Explored North America is just one part of a worldwide ministry that is in 100 countries, with materials translated into more than 50 …

Continue reading Why Is God Pleased to Use Us in This Way?

Featured

Christy’s Story: Seeing God on the Move in and through Refugees in Ohio

By Christina Staats For more than a decade, I ministered to university students in England with Cru. Two and a half years ago my church asked me to move back home to the US to start a refugee ministry with them in Akron, Ohio. Like many people at that time, I knew little about refugees, …

Continue reading Christy’s Story: Seeing God on the Move in and through Refugees in Ohio

Featured

How to Advertise Your Christmas Outreach Event on Facebook

How will people in your community know about outreach events at your church this Christmas season? You may look to advertise in local newspapers, put up posters at area businesses, add the information to your church sign, or send postcards and flyers through the mail. But are you taking advantage of one of the most …

Continue reading How to Advertise Your Christmas Outreach Event on Facebook

Featured

5 Tips for Effective Christmas Outreach

A big question ministry leaders ask during the Christmas season is: "What is our plan for Christmas outreach?" The following are a 5 tips from David Dargue, minister of Christ Church Gosforth. Talk to regular attendees As a staff team, you've had ideas about what you might do. We each hope and expect to be …

Continue reading 5 Tips for Effective Christmas Outreach

Featured

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? What if You Are in Prison?

Stephen James is our Director of Prison Ministry. He joined Christianity Explored Ministries in 2008 to help develop our courses for prisons, after spending time in prison himself. Christmas is one of the hardest times to be in prison. It's meant to be a time spent with family; eating, drinking and enjoying life. When your …

Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? What if You Are in Prison?

Featured

Deepening the Gospel’s Impact in Colorado

"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 28:19-20 Making disciples is what Christianity …

Continue reading Deepening the Gospel’s Impact in Colorado

Featured

Seeking to Strengthen Churches

The Apostle Paul didn't just make converts; he strengthened churches. Acts 15:41 says that Paul returned to cities where he had previously evangelized, "And he went through Syria and Cilcia, strengthening churches." Christianity Explored doesn't seek to do the work of the local church, but to strengthen the local church. We seek to equip hundreds of …

Continue reading Seeking to Strengthen Churches

Featured

How Life Explored Is An Excellent Bridge to Christianity Explored

As Life Explored celebrates its one-year anniversary, the stories we have heard about its effectiveness are giving us keen insight into how God is working through all Christianity Explored courses. One key insight is how well Life Explored and Christianity Explored fit together. In Colorado Springs, Dave Hampton has found that the title "Life Explored" …

Continue reading How Life Explored Is An Excellent Bridge to Christianity Explored

Featured

Did You Know? The Great Commission Has No Geographic Boundaries

Many of the least reached places and people groups in the world exist in North America. In the ten states with the least evangelical presence in the US, less than 7% of the total population is evangelical Christian. In addition, God has brought many people from the world's least reached people groups and nations to …

Continue reading Did You Know? The Great Commission Has No Geographic Boundaries

Featured

This Is Why Honest Evangelism Is Such an Effective Tool for Equipping Your Congregation

While serving for 5 years as a campus minister at Harvard University, Pastor Bradley Barnes discovered a love for the Church in New England. In response, he felt called to launch a church campus of Christ the King Church in Newton, MA. With less than 2% of the population in the Boston area attending a …

Continue reading This Is Why Honest Evangelism Is Such an Effective Tool for Equipping Your Congregation

Featured

A Christianity Explored Testimony: A Good Start In Boston

Alan recently spoke with Dave Comeau, Associate Pastor at South Shore Baptist Church (SSBC), and he was thrilled with the results of the church's first Christianity Explored course (course leaders pictured above). A solid core of 14 guests attended, with 20 different guests coming to at least 2 sessions. Dave was encouraged by the response, …

Continue reading A Christianity Explored Testimony: A Good Start In Boston

Featured

How Do You Get People to Come to an Evangelistic Bible Study?

On May 11th we hosted our first webinar on best practices to follow when leading a Christianity Explored course. Our topic focused on a question we hear often: "How do you get people to come to Christianity Explored?" Thoughts shared during the webinar include: You need to show people the value of the course Personal …

Continue reading How Do You Get People to Come to an Evangelistic Bible Study?

Featured

What Are You Seeking to Accomplish?

Where do you start if you are seeking to get people moving out in evangelism? How do you choose an evangelism program and implement it? Before you answer those questions, here is an important preliminary question: What am I seeking to accomplish? If they are being honest, many people would answer, "I am seeking to …

Continue reading What Are You Seeking to Accomplish?

Featured

Two Purposes for Our Annual North America Conference

While Christianity Explored is expanding rapidly in parts of Africa and the Middle East, it is only slowly expanding in North America. Why is that? Even though Christianity Explored is a proven tool not only for sharing the gospel, but also for helping ordinary Christians learn to share their faith effectively, it is not as …

Continue reading Two Purposes for Our Annual North America Conference

Featured

You Want to Reach Your Community with the Gospel, but How Can You Get Unstuck?

Have you ever felt and thought the following? “I want to reach people in our community with the gospel, but I know I’m not as effective in doing that as I could be.” I’ve certainly felt and thought that. Working first as an associate pastor at an established church outside of Washington, D.C., and then …

Continue reading You Want to Reach Your Community with the Gospel, but How Can You Get Unstuck?

Featured

My Year Learning about Christianity Explored throughout North America

By:  Emily Gray As a Christianity Explored (CE) contractor this year, I have been able to see the influence CE has had across America. It has been such a privilege to see how God is using these tools to reach lives. I called churches in several states throughout North America and was able to hear …

Continue reading My Year Learning about Christianity Explored throughout North America

Featured

Bring a Proper Perspective as you Plan to Launch Christianity Explored

With a newly revised edition of Christianity Explored (CE) and an updated support website (www.ceministries.org), this is a great time to think through what can make a CE Ministry a success. The revised edition includes a brief “QuickStart Guide.” The QuickStart Guide lists five steps in getting started: Plan Publicize Prepare Present Progress Over the …

Continue reading Bring a Proper Perspective as you Plan to Launch Christianity Explored

Featured

What about offering Christianity Explored on Sunday Morning?

Here is an example of a church that offers the Christianity Explored course on Sunday mornings, and uses it as a first step for guests to connect with the church.   We had an evangelistic logjam in our congregation and hosting Christianity Explored on Sunday mornings has been the key to clearing the path for …

Continue reading What about offering Christianity Explored on Sunday Morning?

Featured

An environment for people to ask questions

Britt is a videographer who filmed stories of people coming to Christ through Christianity Explored at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. He was touched by the effectiveness of a ministry that provided an environment where people could ask questions and not be made to feel silly for asking. That is the "explore" part …

Continue reading An environment for people to ask questions

Featured

Bringing the Gospel to some of the Darkest Places on Earth

Two years ago, Christianity Explored entered into a partnership with Prison Fellowship International (PFI).  PFI developed a new in-prison evangelism and discipleship program with the Christianity Explored prison edition at its core.  They branded this new program as The Prisoners Journey (TPJ).   11 countries and is now running in 161 prisons.  43,000 prisoners have …

Continue reading Bringing the Gospel to some of the Darkest Places on Earth

Featured

Epic Explorers is loaded with material

Enough resources to use over many weeks "Epic Explorers digs deep into the gospel for children to receive truth and nourishment," explained Rebekah Harkins, Children's Ministry Coordinator at the Greenville ARP Church.  She said that children enjoy adventuring through the book of Mark. Her church has a weekly Wednesday night program for kids 1st-5th grade. …

Continue reading Epic Explorers is loaded with material

Featured

Love in the Name of Christ

Love Inc of the Black Hills in Rapid City, SD, has been using Christianity Explored for more than two years.  Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) mobilizes local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.  They seek to walk alongside people on their journey to wholeness through mutual service, education, friendship, …

Continue reading Love in the Name of Christ

Featured

Better Than Anything Else I Have Found for Middle School Students

“The CY course is better than anything else I have found for middle school students,” said Ben Lyon, Associate Pastor, Worship Arts and Youth Ministry, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA. “This material is a real homerun.” CY aims to be a life-changing journey through the Gospel of Mark for 11-14 year olds. Like …

Continue reading Better Than Anything Else I Have Found for Middle School Students

Featured

What do I need to be content?

A great hindrance to giving thanks is a lack of contentment. As we approach the American celebration of Thanksgiving, an excellent question for self-discovery is, “What do I need to be content?” In session 8 of Discipleship Explored, Barry Cooper tells about the results of a poll in which Americans were asked, “How would it …

Continue reading What do I need to be content?