Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., will be hosting its 13th annual Evangelism Day on Jan. 10, 2018. This year, for the first time, MLC has scheduled evening workshops that the public is invited to attend.
Rev. Mike Hintz, director of WELS Evangelism, says, “When this special program was planned in 2005, the emphasis was to raise evangelism awareness and provide encouragement and guidance for future called workers of our church to fulfill their calling as evangelists of Christ. Evangelism Day at MLC continues to serve this important purpose.”
Mrs. Michelle Gartner, event coordinator at MLC, adds, “Each year in January MLC students are inspired by dynamic presenters from around our synod on Evangelism Day. We hope that by adding Evangelism Day evening sessions we will give our area members the opportunity to take part in these presentations to inspire them to find ways to do outreach within their communities.”
Evening sessions begin at 4 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. with breaks for dinner and a chapel service. Four different workshops will be offered in multiple time slots throughout the evening.
Rev. Mike Geiger, Cross and Crown, Georgetown, Tex., will present “Defending Your Faith: Being prepared to give a reason for the hope we have.” Mr. Jim Rademan, director of the WELS Commission on Lutheran Schools, will speak on “Advancing Strategies for Connecting More People with the Ministry of the Word.” Also from Lutheran Schools, National Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministries Mrs. Cindi Holman will present “Outreach through Early Childhood.” And, Rev. Jon Enter, Divine Savior, West Palm Beach, Fla., will lead a presentation about “Transformed: Equipping Youth Leaders,” a program to help congregations implement youth ministries.
For a detailed schedule and to register, visit mlc-wels.edu.