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Every One His Witness (E1HW) is an evangelism tool that teaches how to use the LASSIE approach. This LASSIE approach is not a series of steps to follow, it’s a way to intentionally share the ‘Good News’ to those you already have a relationship with at work or school, at a recreational or retirement activity, or during some everyday event. E1HW begins with a workshop through which you learn about Listening and how to Ask questions that allows participants to Seek opportunities where they can Share what Christ has done in their lives, and then Invite their new friend to continue a relationship with Jesus and Encourage him/her to follow Christ.
A large group to whom we can be a witness is the ‘De-churched’. The De-churched are men and women around and among us who once had a connection to the church but are now disconnected. Many De-churched became disconnected because something or someone turned them away from God and the church. Because God wants an ongoing relationship with those created in His image, we have been called to go among the lost and erring with ‘good news’ so that they can be restored to a right relationship with God.
Barna research has reported that 34% of those disconnected from the church visit once every six months or less, which means that many people are no longer C & E Christians, which means many people do not truly know the One who saved them from sin and Satan. God has called all of us (everyone) to be a witness for Christ. Check out the ‘Everyone His Witness’ website (everyonehiswitness.org), log in, and learn more about witnessing by watching a module or two. If you have any questions, please call 405-306-2007 and continue to pray as we (the body of believers) work together to rob hell and populate heaven.
Oklahoma District Churches
Pastors and Church Workers:
Over the past several months, I’ve been invited to lead an Every One His Witness
information class or monitor an Every One His Witness workshop in several OK
District churches. All meetings were successful and participants received valuable
information that is useful in witnessing to others in the church and community.
Today, I am encouraging you (and your church) to use the Every One His Witness
resource that our Synod produced. You can buy a kit and booklets from Concordia
Publishing House and lead the workshop yourself, or you can use the services of your District Evangelism Executive to monitor the E1HW workshop.
If you have questions concerning Every One His Witness, Lutheran Evangelism Core Module by Rev. Mark Wood or are interested in having me lead an E1HW workshop at your church, call 405-495-1605. Thank you!!
I also invite you to consider using our District’s trained Re:Vitality coordinators in
your church to revitalize your people to live their faith and share the love of Christ
with others. For Re:Vitality call Deon Hall 918-928-6641 or Rev. Glenn Meyer at
God’s blessing as you serve,
Rev. Dwayne Schroeder
OK District Evangelism Executive
While You Wait – Be a Witness