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Evangelism

Connect to Disciple Workshop

Week 2 Bible Study Participants (in person and Zoom)

The Board of Evangelism is excited to announce that the Connect to Disciple workshop series to guide and equip church members to “Build Awareness, Create Connections, Nurture Relationships, Make Disciples” within our community.

The workshop will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6PM in the Luther Building beginning in January 2023 and will conclude before Lent begins on February 22nd. Attendees can bring a brown bag dinner at 5:30PM, if desired.

Workshop schedule:

DateWorkshop Details
January 4thPre-workshop Bible Study, Part 1
January 11thPre-workshop Bible Study, Part 2
January 18thSessions 1 and 2
January 25thSessions 3 and 4
February 1stSession 5
February 8thSession 6
February 15th(extra session in case of inclement weather)

All workshops will be provided in a hybrid format (in-person and online via ZOOM).

There is no cost to participate, and program materials will be provided. Please contact us if you would like to attend!

What will I learn from the Connect to Disciple workshop?

  • “A better understanding of outreach and its centrality to the congregation’s mission and purpose;
  • The identification and assessment of the congregation’s current outreach activities; and
  • The ability to identify and plan congregational activities for effective outreach.”

Additional resources

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Evangelism

Little Free Bookstore

The Board of Evangelism was proud to realize a vision of installing a neighborhood Little Free Bookstore on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.

They held a chilly dedication ceremony of the Little Free Bookstore to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and asked the Lord to bless it and use it to reach people with the Word of God who need His love, truth, and mercy.

The Little Free Bookstore was installed in front of the church office facing 8th Street. The Little Free Bookstore contains Bibles, Lutheran Hour’s “What Lutherans Believe” Pamphlets and other Christian works that are available to the public at no charge.  This project is another way to reach out to the community for Christ from our church.

The Board of Evangelism is happy to receive any Christian reading materials, devotions, and Bibles to keep the Little Free Bookstore stocked.

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Evangelism

Spring 2022 LLL Virtual Event

The Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) through Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is hosting a virtual event on Saturday, March 5th from 11am – 1pm. The theme is Better Together: Discovering the Gifts in Your Neighborhood.

The event will include:

  • An opening devotion led by Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, Speaker of The Lutheran Hour.
  • A training session hosted by Jennifer Prophete, Director of Community Engagement for LHM, and Sara Johnson, The Hopeful Neighborhood Project Coach.
  • Live Q&A session with Jennifer and Sara

The Board of Evangelism will host a watch party in the Luther Building for the event and lunch will be provided. Alternatively, you can register directly with LLL to participate individually.

For more information, or to register to watch individually, go to lhm.org/lll2022.

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Evangelism

Every One His Witness

The Board of Evangelism is excited to announce that the Everyone His Witness workshop series to help us all grow and fulfill the Great Commission: 

"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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." -Matthew 28:19-20

The workshop kickoff will be Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 10:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided). The remaining workshops will occur Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:00pm on January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th. All workshops will be provided in a hybrid format (in-person and online via ZOOM).

There is no cost to participate, and program materials will be provided.

What is Every One His Witness?

Every One His Witness is a Lutheran evangelism program that teaches you to witness to your friends, coworkers, and any other nonchurched people you may know. Using the LASSIE approach to witnessing (listen, ask, seek, share, invite, and encourage), you will learn how to naturally share the Good News of Jesus Christ through relational, contextual witnessing.

What does this mean? 

It means listening to those who are unsure about Christianity. It means asking questions that aren’t accusatory. It means sharing the Good News about Jesus. Notice how there’s no bashing, no judgment, and no forced imposition of beliefs. Instead, there’s understanding, communication, and honesty between friends. And Every One His Witness teaches you how.

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Evangelism Toastmasters

Kingdom Toastmasters

Saturday @ 9AM at FLC Lutheran Education Hall

Greetings in the name of our Lord. The Board of Evangelism sponsored a Christian based Toastmasters club called Kingdom Toastmasters. We invite you to join us every Saturday morning from 9 AM – 10 AM. Arrive early for food and coffee.

The general mission of all Toastmasters clubs is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We were inspired to create this as we were reading “Speaking Boldly” in bible studies. We realized that Christians do not have a safe environment to practice talking about Christ. In a club we could answer questions about Christian topics (Christian living, Christ, evangelizing, apologetics, etc). We could do speeches and presentations with a Christian theme. We could also help build future leaders that would be instilled with Christian principles.

Our Calling as Christians

The Great Commission calls each of us to make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to observe all things commanded by Christ (Matthew 28: 19-20). These activities require communication. When Moses was called to a similar task that required him to communicate to Pharoah in Exodus 4, even he feared the task:

Then Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue." Exodus 4:10

More Details

Kingdom Toastmasters is open to all interested Christians (non denominational) . The club will meet on the property of the First Lutheran Church. The church is located on the NW corner of Rock and 8th St in Little Rock. If you come down Rock just turn into the parking lot for the church. Visit the Kingdom Toastmasters website and Facebook page.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Currently, Craig Nunemaker, Bill Jackson, Pastor Bacic, and Jolene Steinbicer are involved in Toastmasters. They have found it helpful in developing their speaking skills and confidence to speak before groups. Feel free to ask them if you have questions. Also, we have included a few links for more information. Please come join us.

In the News

Read about the great things happening at Kingdom Toastmasters in this Arkansas Democrat Gazette, “Little Rock church club built on straight talk about Christ” by Frank Lockwood!

 

 

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Evangelism

Each 1 Reach 1 Workshop

This event has been cancelled.

First Lutheran Church of Little Rock and the Mid-South District are teaming up to host an Each 1 Reach 1 workshop. This workshop will provide eager disciples of Christ with new tools to carry out the Great Commission:

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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 28:16-20 ESV

Like many LCMS churches in our nation, the number of members at First Lutheran Church in Little Rock has been in a stead decline for many years and for many reasons. However; more than ever, our brothers and sisters need the Word and love of God!

The goal of Each 1 Reach 1 is to provide practical tools to effectively communicate the message of Christ to the unchurched, de-churched, and uncommitted in our communities. Armed with these tools, we can more confidently engage our communities to spread the Gospel.