Learning to reach souls with the gospel

The 13th annual Evangelism Day brought more than 40 speakers from all over the country to Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., on Jan. 10.

Rev. Jeremy Mattek from Garden Homes, Milwaukee, Wis., led the opening worship service on the theme, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Then students attended a blend of required and elective workshops on a wide range of topics, including “Reaching Out to Millennials,” “Ministry to the Poor,” “Reaching Global Cities,” and “Evangelism and Technology.”

This year brought a new feature: evening sectionals open to the community. More than 30 guests joined students at these evening presentations.

“Evangelism Day is a day to marvel at Christ’s abundant goodness to us,” said MLC President Rev. Mark Zarling. “The Lord safely brings so many dedicated presenters to MLC. They inspire and inform our students and community members about the Great Commission foundation in all gospel labors in every congregation and classroom, in every city and neighborhood. Our students are blessed by such interactions as they see that first and foremost they are a corps of Christian witnesses to reach souls with the gospel of Christ.”

Evangelism Day is a joint effort of MLC, WELS Commission on Evangelism, and WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools.

Learn more about Martin Luther College at mlc-wels.edu.