Since Adoniram Judson, America's first Baptist missionary, multitudes of faithful servants have carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, with the prayers and support of churches back home being critical to their ministry.
Coming from a background of serving as a pastor myself, I know that one continuous prayer for a pastor is to reach people wherever God has planted us.
One of the great joys of my ministry with the Kentucky Baptist Convention is going into local churches and conducting evangelism training. Oftentimes, I begin the training with a simple question. I ask, "What reservations do you have about witnessing?"
Recently, I asked our Sunrise team members to share specific ways Kentucky churches can pray for Sunrise Children's Services. Here are their responses:
Chad Fugitt was elected president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at its annual meeting in November. As pastor of Kentucky Baptist churches for the past 21 years, he reflects on the power of prayer from the perspective of someone who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, but is now in remission.
Evangelism is a spiritual discipline. A spiritual discipline is a means of grace used to draw believers closer to Christ by means of the Holy Spirit. Spirit-filled people are soul winners because the Holy Spirit prioritizes bragging on Jesus (John 15: 26-27).