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Pennsylvania Conference Plans Historic Evangelism Initiative

Story by Tamyra Horst

More than 200 volunteer Bible workers and 400 digital missionaries are engaged in Bible studies across Pennsylvania, both in person and online. Members are intentionally praying for and connecting with friends, neighbors and co-workers—meeting needs, building relationships and sharing the gospel— through bi-weekly Faith in Action outreach steps. Pastors, members and conference leaders are studying, training and preparing to preach evangelistic messages. Churches are connecting with their communities and planning for events. People are praying daily for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The Pennsylvania Conference is embarking on the biggest evangelism initiative in its history: 120 evangelistic events in 2021. More people are involved than ever—praying, sharing Bible studies, learning to preach and inviting others to attend the meetings.

“We believe that united together, we will fulfill the mission of reaching everyone, everywhere,” states Tim Bailey, evangelism director. “That’s why we’re encouraging total member involvement in our upcoming evangelistic event. Each person can do something. Some will preach. Others will greet and make visitors feel comfortable. People will pray for the meetings and each person who attends. Those trained will share Bible studies and disciple new members. Not only will we serve God and see people commit their lives to Him, but it will change each of us as we experience God working in and through us in new ways.”

To get involved, “talk to your pastor,” Bailey encourages, “and visit “We’ve created simple step-by-step actions that will only take a few minutes every two weeks. They are designed to assist you in intentionally praying and connecting with others, showing the love of Jesus and inviting others to church.”

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