Innovative tools developed to equip and engage 10,000 Canadians to share the hope of the Gospel in neighbourhoods and communities nationwide on May 30th, 2015
Guelph, ON (April 9, 2015) – On May 30, 2015, believers across Canada are invited to join millions of Christians around the world in participating in Global Outreach Day; perhaps the biggest emerging evangelistic mobilization movement to date, with the desire to bring the Gospel to every person. “Finding the Hope” has been chosen as the Canadian theme for the fourth annual Global Outreach Day, with easy-to-use, engaging resources for evangelism available in English, French and Chinese.
Comprehensive resources have been developed, including online and in-person connection points for those engaging the Gospel through “Finding the Hope,” along with simple, innovative tools like a step-by-step Personal Evangelism Kit to equip and encourage Canadian believers to present the Gospel to someone, in a creative and respectful way. Global Outreach Day Canada’s 2015 goal is to see 10,000 Canadians engaged in reaching out to at least four people on May 30, 2015.
“We’ve created simple tools with this conviction in mind: everyone can reach someone in a warm and caring way, whether in a personal conversation about where we find hope, or simply by passing along a Finding the Hope booklet or card, directing people to findingthehope.com,” says Denys Blackmore, Canadian Coordinator for Global Outreach Day and President of Every Home for Christ International/Canada. “The Personal Evangelism Kit was created to be easy to use for someone who has no idea where to start in sharing the Gospel. We’re offering a sample of this valuable resource at no cost to participants, as we invite all Canadian Christians to join this global initiative so people in every neighbourhood and community across Canada can know about God’s great love for them.”
The vision of Global Outreach Day is to build up a network of Christians worldwide, equipping and mobilizing them to share the Gospel in over 200 nations on one single day. Momentum is building. In 2014, more than 15 million Christians worldwide chose to step out, move, pray and act on the same day. To date, people in 130 nations are committed to participate, in some way, this year.
A free sample of the Personal Evangelism Kit is available for both churches and individual Canadians. The kit includes richly illustrated Finding the Hope resources and booklets available in English, French, bilingual French/English and bilingual Chinese/English.
“We’re so pleased to be the Canadian coordinating organization for Global Outreach Day 2015,” said Blackmore. “We would love to hear how Canadians are planning on marking the day. When people are ready to share photos, video or stories, we’re encouraging them to send them to email@example.com.”
To obtain a free sample of “Finding the Hope” resources and a Personal Evangelism Kit, or to learn more about Global Outreach Day, please call 1-800-265-7326 or visit www.globaloutreachday.ca
About the Global Outreach Day Volunteer Movement:
The vision of the Global Outreach Day is to build up a worldwide network of Christian volunteers, to equip and mobilize them to share the Gospel in over 200 nations on one single day. Our desire is to mobilize the WHOLE church – every single believer – intentionally reaching lost people. Global Outreach Day is endorsed by many churches, denominations, and agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.globaloutreachday.ca.
About Every Home for Christ:
Every Home for Christ (EHC) is a prayer- based global evangelism ministry that works in partnership with many denominations, congregations, agencies and individuals to present a clear and compelling Gospel message to all people, where they live and go. Working with a staff of 4000 and over 44,000 volunteers in 130 nations, a message of life and hope in Christ is presented directly to homes where a million people live every day. If there is no local church, EHC establishes Christ Groups, which are small Christian fellowships where believers are nurtured and discipled in their spiritual walk. In recent years every day, EHC follows up over 40,000 responses to its gospel messages and establishes an average of 400 Christ Group fellowships every week.
Since its beginning in 1946, EHC has received requests for discipleship resources from over 150 million people who were introduced to Jesus through a printed gospel message. In Canada, the Finding the Hope booklet and follow-up book, 7 Days with Jesus, have helped hundreds of thousands of people hear about Jesus and take the first step in following Christ.
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