Here’s a guest post from Nay Dawson of IFES and PFE. This week I’ve been encouraging us to re-double our efforts to offer training for Gospel ministry outside of traditional seminary education. Here’s one such opportunity
We’re excited to launch The Greenhouse project. A short term training opportunity for women, with a focus on creating and sharing a piece of evangelistic content in the build up to Christmas.
Starting November 1st the five week training will cover how the incarnation shapes our evangelism and how we can share the Christmas message in a way that connects with people. We’ll receive training from Kristi Mair from Oak Hill college and receive mentoring in small groups.
A former GH participant said this “I was able to engage with people I have never engaged with about my faith in Jesus – it was an amazing experience that took me out of my comfort zone – I would recommend it to anyone who’d like to share the gospel more effectively.” (GH Participant 2021)
Over the five weeks each guest will produce a piece of evangelistic content that they will commit to sharing in the build up to Christmas. Our training will be focussed on how the incarnation shapes our evangelism, and how we seek to share the Christmas message in a way that connects with people.
Participants will choose any format of evangelistic content (eg Blogpost, short video, spoken word poetry) and all will commit to sharing their content (at the least) via their social media – but perhaps more widely through church and PFE networks.
We want the theology of the incarnation to shape this programme. Teaching applications for evangelism that are driven from the truth that God became man, and shaping our methods and gospel message. We’ll look at how the message of the incarnation interacts with our culture and influences how we prepare our evangelistic content.
PfE is a network of female evangelists across Europe, it is run by Nay Dawson who works for IFES Europe.