Miles City Hosts Evangelism Weekend
The Miles City Church in Montana hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on the weekend of April 21–22. More than 80 people attended the program as Chuck Holtry, AFCOE director, presented such topics as the cycle of evangelism, reclaiming missing members, friendship evangelism and our divine commission as Seventh-day Adventists.
Members from North Dakota, Idaho, eastern Montana and Billings, Mont., young and old, came away from the weekend committed to being more intentional about witnessing in their communities and becoming more involved in the mission of their local church.
The presentations focused on viewing evangelism not as an event but a lifestyle that every Christian should live.
A very intentional effort is also being put forth by the Miles City Church to reclaim members who have not attended the church in years. Also, the church has organized several interest-gathering events for the community in preparation for public evangelism in 2018. In January, the church hosted a showing of the documentary The Conscientious Objector. In April, an artisan bread class was conducted for community members. In May, a CREATION Health seminar will be given. On Wednesdays and Fridays small-group Bible studies are taking place at the church, and members are encouraged to invite friends and family from the community.
Meanwhile, church members have become active in making friends for Jesus in their spheres of influence.