Group enriched by exploration of evangelism at Exponential
Posted on May 30, 2014 by VMMissions Staff
Aaron Kauffman, president of Virginia Mennonite Missions, and Marvin Lorenzana, VMM Racial/Ethnic Ministries Coach, took a team of people from Virginia Conference to Exponential East 2014. This annual church planters conference held in Orlando, Fla., draws more than 5,000 mission-minded folks from across the country.
Aaron Kauffman shares these summary statements about what evangelism is, in reflecting on his experience at this gathering.
- Cultivating a heart of compassion for those who are lost. Making space in your life to build relationships with people who don’t know Jesus.
- Living a life that evokes curiosity.
- Immersing yourself in the Gospels so the stories of Jesus pervade your life and speech.
- Learning to listen to and obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
- Showing acceptance before inviting repentance.
- Proclamation, discipleship, social transformation, signs and wonders, church planting and counter-cultural community.
Participants at Exponential 2014 (from left): Luis Martinez, Mariana Lorenzana, Marvin Lorenzana, Aaron Kauffman, Lizzette Hernandez, Mario Hernandez and Carlos Madrid. Courtesy of Aaron Kauffman
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