Welcome to Evangelism Explosion
And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me , and I will make you become fishers of men”. Mark 1:17
Evangelism Explosion(EE) was founded by D. James Kennedy in 1962. Dr. Kennedy was a young pastor, just out of seminary, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and as he pastored his first church, he learned that seminary, reading books on evangelism, and preaching evangelistically did not provide him with the confidence or know-how to share the Gospel message with individuals face-to-face. He soon realized that school and book learning was not enough, proper training must include on-the-job training by someone who has had experience sharing one-on-one. Evangelism is more caught then taught.
EE grew rapidly and in 1996, EE reached every nation in the world. Laypeople like you and me are being trained the task of friendship, evangelism, and discipleship based on New Testament principles all around the globe.
Valley Bible Church offers EE training to anyone wishing to be able to share their faith comfortably and with confidence using a biblically based approach which has been developed over the last 45+ years. God is using lay people who are willing to serve Him and be obedient to God’s command “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit”.
The EE training is a thirteen week course consisting of weekly reading, workbook questions, memorization, and a weekly class. The class is used to review the weeks lesson and to go out and visit homes for on-the-job training.
“Salvation is of the Lord” Jonah 2:9. Salvation is the supernatural work of the divine Trinity— the Father who elects, the Son who redeems, and the Holy Spirit who applies the salvation of Christ to the hearts of people. It is our jobs to “go” and God’s job to bring salvation. We are blessed that God allows us to be a part of this process. We go out of obedience to His word and thankfulness for what He has done for each one of us on the cross.
To learn more about becoming involved in EE, please contact Jim Paul at (760) 298-8833 for more details.