CORRALES, N.M. – There is a visible shift in the way many churches are conducting evangelism these days. With the implementation of technology that supports ministry for smaller groups, churches are finding new and creative ways to draw people to church. As important as this development is, the Texico Conference is still finding success in public evangelism.
In April, the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist churches in El Paso, Texas, organized and conducted a two-week evangelistic series that featured Omar Grieve, La Voz de la Esperanza (The Voice of Hope) director/speaker, and his wife Nessy Pittau-Grieve, La Voz de la Esperanza associate director. Over the course of the nightly meetings, more than 300 people attended, 17 were baptized and many more are receiving follow-up Bible studies.
“Public evangelism is still a powerful and effective tool for church growth,” said Lee-Roy Chacon, Texico Conference president. “One of our conference objectives for the next few years is to employ a strong evangelistic emphasis. We support and encourage our churches to engage in outreach activities including public evangelism.”
The El Paso evangelistic meetings are just one of many successful evangelistic series that have taken place throughout the Texico Conference in the past year. Many more are planned for the remainder of 2019.
“We are excited about our evangelism plans and are looking forward to seeing more people make a decision for Christ and be welcomed into the Seventh-day Adventist Church,” said Chacon.
By Debby Marquez, Communication Director