In these Sola Saturday posts, we’ve been looking at past contributions to the old Briefing ‘People in Ministry’ column, which focused on evangelical ministry worked out in practice. Firstly, David McDonald told us about the impetus behind Canberra Christian Youth Convention. Last week, Ken Simpson talks about ministry to doctors. This week, Michael Blake explains how he uses school Scripture to reach parents:
Australia is a post-Christian country. Given that something like 4 per cent of our community is Christian (in the biblical sense), we have a massive task in front of us: we need to find new ways to make contact with the 96 per cent and share the gospel with them.
Scripture teaching in public schools has, for a number of years, provided us with an opportunity to present the claims of Jesus to children. It is a valuable work, but pouring too many resources into it can distract from the more difficult task of adult evangelism.
However, Scripture teaching can provide opportunities for adult evangelism. Through visiting the parents of children I teach, God has opened a door for the gospel. I can’t claim credit for thinking up the idea, but I have found it very effective. This is how it works.
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