A History of Evangelicalism
By Pastor Doug
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Beginning September 3 during Sunday School, I am teaching a history of Evangelicalism looking at its beginnings, growth, and future.
In the early part of the 20th century, historic Christian faith suffered numerous public setbacks. During the Depression and the early part of World War II, there was discouragement and despair about the direction of our country.
Out of the darkness of the hour came a call for Christian pastors and leaders to join together and speak as one voice the Gospel of Christ and so was born the neo-evangelical movement in 1942. This new vision ignited “a surprising work of God” that brought revival to our land. This revival was most evident in Billy Graham Crusades beginning in 1949.
The revival also was sustained by a commitment to engage the secular culture and present the Christian faith to the universities and the academic world. So was born a network of ministries such as Christianity Today, the Evangelical Theological Society, and other college outreach such as Campus Crusade and InterVarsity.
This revival stirred a student movement for missions to translate the Bible into all the languages of the world. Social outreach flowed from the desire for Christian witness.
I pray that this Sunday School class will inspire, encourage and enable us to strategize to reach our region for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Please come and prayerfully participate.
Gratefully in Christ,
Highlights this Weekend
By Pastor Sean
Here are some highlights for this weekend:
Pastor Doug is continuing his sermon series on Jeremiah. He got us off to an exciting start and we look forward to week 2 of this very important sermon series.
New Adult Sunday School Classes begin this week. This quarter we will have two classes. The first is Pastor Doug’s class (above). We thought this was such an important class for us as a church that we wanted to encourage everyone to be part of that class. The second class is our church membership class, the Covenant of Discipleship. If you are interested in knowing what it means to become a member of the church, join this class in Pastor Doug’s office. You can find out more online here.
Last Open House of the Year. Jeff and Dorinda McConnell are hosting the grand finale open house again this year. This is great time of fellowship for everyone who comes. If you want to meet new people and build new friendships, this is a great place to be.
Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy this “end of summer” holiday and take time to give thanks for your work and the many people who serve us in their jobs day to day. I’m thankful for the “labor” that so many do to provide spiritual care through the ministries of NLIC. The office will be closed Monday, through Monday night activities (Financial Peace, Basketball) will be held as normally scheduled.
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