SALISBURY, Md.–Reid Sterrett, the director of missions for the Eastern Baptist Association; Homer McKeithan, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Seaford, Del.; and Randall Blackmon, pastor of Faith Baptist Fellowship in Cambridge, Md., invite EBA churches to participate in the outreach effort called “My Hope with Billy Graham.”
To help prepare church leaders, the Eastern Baptist Association will hold a training session, the very same training that was given at the Cove (Billy Graham training center in Asheville, N.C.) at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlantic Road, Seaford, Delaware, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.
The training materials and a dinner will be provided free of charge.
“If you haven’t already heard about this relational-evangelism tool to help us to introduce Jesus Christ to our family, friends, and neighbors who need Him, let me take a minute to share with you about ‘My Hope’ and the training event that will take place in April at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford, Delaware,” shared Blackmon.
“My Hope with Billy Graham” is a massive effort to reach people across the United States and Canada with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, “My Hope” combines the reach and excitement of a nationwide media event with the power of personal relationships. Under the guidance of local pastors, Christians across these two countries will open their homes to share the gospel message with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors using different media programs featuring Billy Graham, dynamic music, and testimonies. Like the Apostle Matthew, some will invite their guests into their homes to learn about Jesus using prime-time television, while others will gather at a coffee shop or the park to watch the program on a tablet or smartphone.
“My Hope” will center around one week in November 2013, when Christians will invite friends to their homes, or another familiar location, to watch the television or video program. They will then share their own story of how they met Jesus and invite their friends to pray to receive the Lord Jesus Christ. Each host will follow-up with new believers and encourage them to become part of your local church.
Blackmon urges pastors to bring as many church leaders as they wish. Just let him know how many are planning to attend so there is sufficient amount of food and materials. Please see the bulletin insert that will give you the phone numbers to call to make your reservations. If you have questions or concerns, contact Blackmon at (410) 221-5104.
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