Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Evangelism opportunity--Ray Jones coming!

This weekend we at Chain of Lakes are sharing a marvelous Evangelism opportunity with the community. Ray Jones, coordinator of Evangelism for the General Assembly of the PC(USA) will be flying from Louisville to the north metro. He will lead a Retreat this Saturday, January 15th on Evangelism from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Way, 3382 North Lexington in Shoreview. On Sunday he will preach at worship for Chain of Lakes Church. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Chain of Lakes Church worships at the Lino Lakes Senior Center which is located a half mile east of the intersection of Lake Drive and Main Street (#242).

I’ve gotten to know Ray through my attendance at New Church Development conferences the past two years. I find him to be very warm, engaging, and passionate in helping people (especially Presbyterians) share the gospel in a holistic way.

At the Retreat on Saturday Ray will teach us how in evangelism we engage our culture, engage the gospel, engage the community, and engage discipleship. The Retreat is FREE and open to the public. A small feel for lunch will be collected. Registration is requested, but not required. To register, E-mail or call 763-208-8049.

Ray is the founding pastor of the 500 member Maclund Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, Georgia. Before his new church development work, he served First Church in Bay Minette, Alabama and Summer Church in Mississippi. He received his M. Div. and D. Min. degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

I want people to learn to articulate how God has made a difference in their lives through Jesus Christ,” he said, in ways that will lead them into relationships with people in the world that are centered in justice and mercy.

If you live in the north Metro, come join us on Saturday and then listen to Ray preach on Sunday. Perhaps we Presbyterians can re-claim how to do Evangelism in a way that will connect to hurting people and communities in the world.

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