Coming to faith in 2004 God began opening doors leading to all kinds of Ministry. Sharing The Gospel, Evangelism, Outreach, Missions Trips, Church Services, Youth Ministry, Festivals, Marriage & Men’s Conferences, Schools, Recovery Centers and more.
Also as part of the Teaching/Evangelism Team at our home church. Our marriage story, and struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, also presented a platform to counsel and encourage people.
This all took place amidst a thriving professional skate career, but the focus changed, as scripture makes clear that our days until God takes us are for reaching and equipping people by way of The Great Commission.
In 2013, having a wife and three children, not being paid staff, our home church, challenged my family to step out in faith, believing God was calling us into full-time ministry.
This placed us in an interesting position, as Evangelists don’t often have salaries and so our Elder board encouraging me to raise consistent monthly support through people who supported the vision.
Paul writes to us that “The Lord commanded that those who proclaim The Gospel should get their living by the Gospel.” 1 Cor 9:14. Meaning God COMMANDED this so those focused full time could be completely dedicated to the Mission. Acts 6:4 tells us that “they devoted themselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Since stepping out The Gospel has been shared 100’s of times per year, sowing seeds and often seeing God save many.
Sadly, only 8% of Evangelists continue in their call, as 50% of their time is
focused on raising support. This is clearly represented in the fact that churches focus 85% on discipleship with only 15% on actual Evangelism.
Paul tells us in Eph 4:11 “And He gave the Apostles, the Prophets, the Evangelists, The Shepherds and Teachers, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.” And so raising a full-time salary, now enables time to be focused completely on Planning, Preparing, Praying, & Presenting, so as to serve and equip believers, in reaching the lost.
Are you eager to see the lost saved, and the church equipped? My Prayer is that people like yourself will see & affirm his call, becoming monthly or one time partners as this Ministry bears fruit.
Thank you for considering supporting me on this journey.
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