From Rev. James Kearny
I want you to know about Revive Seattle an exciting ministry that is coming to town next week. They consist of lay people from around the country who are passionate about Jesus and want to help our churches share the gospel. I have met the leadership and like them. I have participated in their training and have practiced their simple method of sharing the gospel and found it effective.
They will be in Seattle from April 8-15, based in the Seattle Center, then spending one day in 7 different neighborhoods walking the streets and sharing with folks they meet. If this sounds scary to you, you are not alone. But they are not pushy, they are not gloomy, they are not blue eyed fanatics. They are regular people who love the Lord and desire others to know him.
Seattle Presbytery is well represented. My church, Capitol Hill Pres, is hosting this group when they come to our hill on April 11th. First Pres Seattle and Union Church are hosting Revive when they go to First Hill and Denny as well.
Please check them out at www.reviveseattle.org
I encourage you to call a couple of evangelists in your congregations--I guarantee you have them--and let them know about this happening. Since I have taken their training, I have begun sharing the gospel with people. In fact, Since I have been sharing the gospel with friends and family, I have had a number make commitments to Christ. I am talking with my leader of Adult Discipleship today about preparing to disciple these new believers. It's like having babies in the house again.
I apologize for such short notice. Though I am a pastor, I am also a little shy about this sort of thing. In fact, I have found that pastors are particularly wary of this kind of thing. By far the most people involved in Revive Seattle are lay people.
Feel free to call me with any questions. 206-850-6819. I challenge you to go to the web site and sign up. Come to one or more days and observe what the people are doing. It will change your life, if you let it.
He is risen!
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church