Welcome to our April  E-Tools Newsletter! This monthly TCC field report also includes helpful outreach resources to encourage and equip you to more faithfully share the Gospel with all the loved ones in your life as we witness for Christ in Canada together.


GROWING NEW GOSPEL PARTNERSHIPS

Witnessing Workshop Graduates | Chatham, Ontario

Canada needs Christ. We praise God for overseas missionaries, but the more we look across our own communities and country, the more we see that there is lots of local missions work to be done right here at home.

This is why The Cross Current is passionate about growing new Gospel partnerships with pastors and their local churches everywhere the Lord allows across our home and native land. We thank God that this month He helped us connect with several churches in the Chatham-Kent region of Southwestern Ontario.

Right: (l to r) Karen and Carolyn share the Gospel with a lady in a park in Chatham

On Saturday, April 27th we had the privilege of hosting a large group of Christ-followers to a one-day Witnessing Workshop in partnership with UCB Canada, a Christian media ministry based in Chatham. Our goal for the day was to equip participants by example to normalize sharing the Gospel in all their personal and community relationships.

Testimonials

Here is what a couple ministry leaders who attended are saying:

Pastor Rick Dressler of Maple City Baptist Church shares:

“We had the privilege of attending The Cross Current evangelism training seminar this past Saturday. A number of our church family gathered in the morning for instruction and in the afternoon were released into our community to proclaim the Gospel. As a Pastor, I was so encouraged to see our people step out in faith and obedience and engage our community. We were amazed at all of the opportunities to share our faith in a public format. By in large, most were met with kindness and a real interest in spiritual things. The results for our church family were immediate. The training and witnessing infused an excitement among our people. They were encouraged to see God’s faithfulness to His Word and the urgency of our involvement in the Great Commission. The next day we had a call from a woman who was contacted on Saturday and wanted a ride to church that morning! We were so thankful for the seminar, the equipping and challenge to keep the main thing the main thing!”

Al Baker of UCB Canada writes:
“On Saturday, April 27, I had the pleasure of taking part in The Cross Current’s Witnessing Workshop in Chatham, Ontario. I had a great time. The teaching was excellent. Most certainly, these are notes I will hang on to for future reference. I went to this conference because I have an interest in apologetics and I believe the purpose of apologetics is evangelism. From this course, however, I got more than I bargained for. First, my thinking was crystallized with the correlation between the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament and God’s grace as demonstrated in the New Testament. It’s one of those things you know but nice to have reinforced. Knowledge of God’s law, while having no saving power in and of itself, drives one to the cross of Jesus where forgiveness awaits. God’s law defines sin. It shows a person their need of God’s forgiveness which is available when one sees Jesus in the place they deserve. Truly, there is no greater act of humility than accepting what Jesus did for us personally. For the genuine penitent, pride dies at Calvary and a new life in Christ begins. That’s the Faith and it can’t be told often enough.”

Here are just a few more testimonials from workshop participants:

“Attending the TCC evangelism training session was a blessing from start to finish. It was great to see believers from different denominations coming together to learn how to share the Gospel and impact this earth for Jesus. I have been wanting to step up my own personal evangelism efforts. This event gave me encouragement and connections to like minded brothers and sisters to partner with.  I will be taking some of the valuable methods Cory and his team shared with us and using them in the days ahead. Hitting the streets with Cory’s team and talking to people about Jesus was a highlight for so many that attended that day. We were reminded that many people are open to talking about eternity even during a brief encounter. The fields really are ripe for the harvest, and we actually are the workers that we have been praying for God to raise up for our area. Thanks again Team TCC for your work for the Kingdom, may God continue to bless your efforts.” ~ Kris Young

Left: River (l) converses about Christ with a couple young passerby’s in Chatham

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training that I received from The Cross Current. The guidance and principles have both renewed and reinforced the urgent need to share the Gospel Truth. I was encouraged and surprised by the openness that I received from the individuals to which we talked. I have an excitement and a desire to learn as much as possible to both defend and present the Gospel. God can do amazing things if we are willing.” ~ Justin Egan

Right: Chris (facing) equips by example at the Witnessing Workshop training

“I was waiting to see where I just might disagree with a particular point, but there was none. Word after word from this seminar was biblical and fully practical. This one workshop on witnessing got me pumped and equipped to reach my community. Thanks Cory for the kick-start. I know it will spread throughout our church. May God continue to use you for His glory to share His to those around us every day!” ~ Erick Alfaro

Very special thanks to: Dan and Karen Loney of Harvest Bible Chapel London for your investment into this event, Al Baker of UCB Canada for your promotion and support, and Kris Young of The Lampstand House of Prayer for your gracious hospitality in hosting this event.

Training

Are you and your church ready to be Christ’s witnesses to your loved ones and your community like never before? The Cross Current equips evangelists and their churches to more faithfully preach the Gospel to the lost in all areas of life.

Get equipped for more faithful witness with TCC

 

POWER MADE MANIFEST

God’s power is made manifest in the faithful witness of His servants.

This sermon, preached this month by Cory McKenna at his home church, examines the miraculous story of the Philippian jailer’s conversion as God’s power is made manifest in the faithful witness of Paul and Silas.

It also serves as an encouragement for all Christ-followers to realize afresh that being Christ’s witnesses is preaching the Gospel…but it’s also much more!

Being faithful witnesses is about us – together – as transformed people living transformed lives by the power of the Holy Spirit…despite our circumstances.

Listen to the “Power Made Manifest” message

More on having Cory preach or teach at your church

Cory McKenna is founder of The Cross Current, host of TCC Radio, and Pastor of Local Missions at Harvest Bible Chapel London.

 

YOUR SPIRITUAL SPEAKERS CORNER

The Cross Current Radio Show is a spiritual speakers corner broadcast and podcast that equips Christians with truthful answers to tough questions from the studio and eye-opening (unscripted) evangelistic conversation clips from the street.

TCC Radio also facilitates a relational and entertaining way for you to invite the non-Christians in your life to hear the clear and life-transforming truth of God’s Word.

Are you looking to learn first-hand how to be more faithful in the witnessing field? Tune in and tell all now!

Hear TCC Radio NOW!

 

YOUR PRAYER PULSE FOR MAY

Let’s continue partnering together to keep our prayer pulse for TCC and the Church in Canada strong!

There are four specific petitions that we humbly request that you, your family, and your church continue lifting up to the Lord on our behalf related to our ministry calendar in May and throughout the rest of the year:

> Witnessing Workshops

As helping churches “normalize” sharing the Gospel with lost loved ones is a top priority for our ministry to pastors, please pray for the overall fruitfulness of our upcoming Witnessing Workshops.

> Church Champions Training Retreats

As equipping evangelists within local churches is the heartbeat of The Cross Current, please pray that the Lord will help us with all logistics related to this year’s Church Champions Training Retreat(s), and for the overall fruitfulness of each training time together.

> Rep & Radio expansion

As outreach radio expansion will be one of our major objectives for 2013, please pray that the Lord helps us equip and release more TCC radio representatives from solid partner churches, and that many radio executives and stations will begin broadcasting our program.

> Financial Support

Canada needs Christ! Please pray that God will speak to the hearts of more and more supporters who will give generously and cheerfully to our work of equipping by example pastors, Christians, and their churches to share the Gospel in Canada.

Continue keeping a pulse on our prayer needs

Bookmark our ministry calendar to continue praying for our local missions

We thank God for you, your church, and our partnership in His Gospel!

For His Glory Alone,

The Cross Current Team


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