Opening the Book or Closing the Deal

Craig Dyer, training director for Christianity Explored Ministries, writes this week’s blog post.  Craig's role takes him all over the globe, but the Dyer's currently live near the airport in Glasgow. A thunder-bolt in the Departure lounge  23rd January 2013: I was sitting in the departure lounge of Entebbe Airport about to fly home to …

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It’s Not about Getting People to Buy What You’re Selling

“We all know what it feels like to try to get people to buy something you’re selling, but what about something you’re not selling? What does it feel like to encourage people to experience something you’ve experienced?” asked Rev. Matt Miller of Greenville, SC. Rev. Miller suggests that too many people equate evangelism to sales. …

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The Gospel Produces a Powerful Effect on the Life of the Church

One question I frequently hear is, “Should I run Christianity Explored for people in the congregation or should I focus on people outside?” My answer is “yes!” Both people inside and outside the church need a better grasp of the gospel. Recently I read in Tim Keller’s book Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in …

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