Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
You may recognize these Scriptures. They’re also known as the Great Commission. Some may believe this refers to foreign missions alone, but what about those in need where we are, in our communities?
Pastor Charles L. Roesel of First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Florida has been devoted to this call. By following Jesus’ command, he & the members of his church have developed a rescue mission, a children’s shelter, a pregnancy care center, a women’s center, & other such ministries. Who better to teach us the ‘Powerful Results of Ministry Evangelism’?
In his book, Dr. Roesel directs us on how to care for people’s needs, body, soul, & spirit. There is much here to be savored by every child of God. Regardless of the size of one’s church, needs can be met in Jesus’ Name.People who are fed & loved are much more responsive to Christ’s love.
With ‘real talk’ & straight answers, Dr. Roesel explains his implementation of practical means to fulfill the Great Commission while loving our neighbors as ourselves. After all, faith & works go together. This book will encourage you to get out into the world & get your hands dirty, so to speak. He is honest the hesitance he encountered in his congregation. But, it’s also crystal clear that the hesitance didn’t stop him a bit.
Included are more than one hundred ideas for ministry within the church geared specifically for groups within the church, as well as ideas for community needs. Allow Dr. Roesel to spark a passion for needs in your heart. While the book itself is a fairly quick read & goes at a brisk pace, it is jam-packed with pastoral wisdom & guidance. Recommend it for small group discussion in your church. Members of clergy & church leaders should definitely read it to expand their church’s reach.
A definite must read- it’s a 5 star piece.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. More info is available through the publisher: http://www.lifesentcepublishing.com. Also available as an eBook & can be purchased through Amazon.