Living out one's faith, Mark Snowden writes, "can't be done inside church walls and cocooning in our homes." It entails "lifelong learning in verbalizing our faith" toward helping others "into newness of life."
More than mission education, Mark Snowden advocates "missionary practice" -- training in which adults, teens and children are prepared to join in God's mission.
Courageous witness by Christians in lands it can lead to death sparks Mark Snowden's call for U.S. believers to use their freedom "not just to check cultural decay but bring God's healing to our troubled world." Examine your walk with the Lord, Snowden, of the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association, counsels. "Is it in obedience to Jesus?"
Enlist others to pray for your witness in a hurting world to those who need Christ, ministry leader Mark Snowden advises. "Involving others -- even a dozen people or more -- in what God has called you to do blesses you and them too," he writes.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Mark Snowden, evangelism/discipleship strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention, relays pointers for the care of new believers. "We keep praying for the Lord to send workers into His harvest field. What if the new believers are the answer to our prayer?" Snowden asks. "Will you be ready?"
Beyond the "Easter Bunny stuff," Easter provides a key opportunity for conveying the Gospel to those who need its life-changing message, evangelism/discipleship strategist Mark Snowden writes.
Evangelism/discipleship strategist Mark Snowden draws lessons for Christians from the urgency of New York City's firefighters in responding to the mayhem at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Attempting to communicate one's faith in Christ to someone who speaks another language, though challenging, can be rewarding, evangelism strategist Mark Snowden writes, noting, "There are few higher honors than to learn a lost person's language."
Are you making disciples of men? Mark Snowden, evangelism/discipleship strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention, offers five proven practices for following up with new believers.
Evangelism strategist Mark Snowden offers suggestions for an effective testimony in helping people turn to Christ for salvation.