Item description for Transforming Evangelilsm: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith by III Henry H. Knight & F. Douglas Powe, Jr....
Overview Traditional views of evangelism are often intimidating and push the limits of personal comfort, leaving the job of reaching out to new and searching Christians for the professionals - the clergy of the church. Knight and Powe show how this basic misunderstanding is contrary to John Wesley's view of evangelism, which welcomed into the faith, part of the transformation of their lives includes Christ's teaching, which is to help the evangelized to become welcomed in the faith.
Publishers Description Traditional views of evangelism are often intimidating and push the limits of personal comfort, leaving the job of reaching out to new and searching Christians for the professionals - the clergy of the church. Knight and Powe show how this basic misunderstanding is contrary to John Wesley's view of evangelism, which he understood as a complete circle. Once one has been evangelized to and welcomed into the faith, part of the transformation of their lives includes Christ's teaching, which is to help the evangelized to become welcomed in the faith. The key to Wesley's way of sharing the faith is to relate to others in love, compassion and gratitude for God's divine grace. Knight and Powe's explanation of evangelism is steeped in the Wesleyan tradition, exposing how God's love and grace comes to each of us as we once received it, through the gift of proclamation. A true transformative act of evangelism is R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.A.L.: Renewal; Enter; Listening; Acceptance; Testimony; Inviting; On-Going; New Beings; Assurance; Live-It. As Christians, we are not to keep the gift we receive through evangelism; we are to live out what we learn in community and study, by inviting others into this grace. Knight and Powe express that evangelism should not be viewed as an ugly word or act that most fear to live out, but as a way for one friend in Christ to welcome another friend in Christ to the faith.
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Studio: Discipleship Resources
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.38" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Discipleship Resources
ISBN 0881774855 ISBN13 9780881774856
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More About III Henry H. Knight & F. Douglas Powe, Jr.
Henry H. Knight III is Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan Studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church and has published several books and articles on Wesley's theology.
Henry H. Knight currently resides in the state of Missouri. Henry H. Knight was born in 1948.
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21st Century Evangelism May 20, 2008
Knight & Powe remind us of the importance of evangelism for the one who witnesses, as well as for the one who receives. Their approach does not depend on formulas or canned speeches. The authors demonstrate and invite others to demonstrate the transforming power of God's love in their lives. Knight & Powe ground their book in the Bible and in the tradition of John Wesley, blending a sense of tradition with an openness to the movement of God's Spirit.
George Morris is right when he described Transforming Evangelism: "This remarkable book is a 'must read' for all who comprise the World Methodist Family."