Today is a special day for The Foundation for Evangelism as we celebrate moving into 71 years of being a catalyst.When the foundation began in 1949, its purpose was to help Christ’s church, then the Methodist Church, remain true to its evangelistic calling through discipleship. As the church and our society has changed, the foundation continues to forge inroads to equip and impact the church’s call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jane Boatwright Wood, President.
January 31, 2020 Newsletter
Good Folks, it is Friday, February 28, 2020. A big shout out to my beloved daughter, Paula. Today is her birthday. So proud of you sweetheart. YLD
I had the honor to be on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Evangelism for several years and support the Foundation by my monthly contribution. I receive emails from the Foundation that is always a source of inspiration, reflection and introspection. This latest one caught my eye. The word which I zoomed on was, catalyst.
Dictionary.com shares these comments: noun
- Chemistry. a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
- something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.
- a person or thing that precipitates an event or change: His imprisonment by the government served as the catalyst that helped transform social unrest into revolution.
- a person whose talk, enthusiasm, or energy causes others to be more friendly, enthusiastic, or energetic.
I am normally curious when someone uses a word often attributed to chemistry. Catalyst is what the Foundation does effectively. Its ability to support folks to help others make a difference in the world through evangelism. Evangelism changes from where we are to where God wants us to be and become.
In chemistry, you need the definitions of 1 & 2; however, in the church, you cannot help facilitate and enable change without being changed yourself.
Ask God how you can be a catalyst in the church, for the greater good of His Kingdom. Then see what happens. Remember, do not pray if you do not want God to interfere in your life.
Blessings from Duncanville,
Pastor Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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