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June 2013

Take a fresh look at evangelism this summer

You've thought about evangelism before...maybe it's time to rethink it.

RETHINKING EVANGELISM
Faithful Witness in a New Apostolic Era
July 22-24

Rethinking Evangelism is an opportunity to take an honest look at how we might share and live the good news of the gospel with integrity.

Many people have an aversion to the word evangelism. Keynote speaker Dwight Zscheile recognizes that for the church, "few prospects provoke greater dread and discomfort than evangelism." Some ask how we can justify evangelism when we value the diversity and pluralism that exists in our society. Others wonder if the word can possibly be reclaimed from the negative connotations it too often carries.

At the same time, we know that we have this gift of good news in a world that desperately needs to hear it. Sharing this gift is at the heart of what it means to be the church.  So how do we do it?

Rethinking Evangelism invites you to leave all your preconceived notions of evangelism at the door. Together with nationally known preachers, teachers and pastors we will free ourselves to look at evangelism in a new way for the time and place we find ourselves in. The tensions exist, yet we can struggle with this anxiety without having it weigh us down or keeping us from starting fresh.

Together we will explore how we can reclaim evangelism as a central practice for Christians in daily life today.

See the full schedule and line-up of presenters at www.luthersem.edu/rethinking

Register today!