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Partners in Ministry

Toronto Diocese SymbolThis "Evangelism Handbook" is a resource for the aspiring evangelist, and the faithful Christian alike. It is the product of many years of ministry and experience in the Church Army in Great Britain and then in Canada. It results from a calling in the words of Saint Paul in Philemon 1.6, "I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ." This book was initially written and published in 1982 from a practical perspective. It has since been revised and added to on the internet at www.tellout.com. It was written in the belief that most Christian leaders are ready to slide over and take into the driving seat new partners in ministry. My plea is that this book may help them shift out of passive neutralism into positive activism in their ministry for their Master. I pray for the revival of the ministry of the Christian evangelist in the local setting so that our churches of all denominations will grow to the glory of God and that the name of Jesus will be exalted in our midst. My prayer is also that God will use this website and this "Evangelism Handbook" to help ordinary Christian folk see the full potential of their ministry. I desire that they become active in working, giving and speaking for their Savior.

Christian Engineer Evangelist

Engineer SealHave you ever been embarrassed by one of those official forms when you find that you cannot fit all the information into the space provided? I have this problem whenever I'm asked about my education since school. There is just too much to fit in the space provided. I remember being interviewed by a selection panel at Church Army and being asked by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Coggan, why I wanted to join the Church Army. I had too many paper qualifications to his mind, but still, God wanted me to "do the work of an evangelist." He gladly approved! God has blessed me over the years with the opportunity to develop four quite different professions. My first as a professional civil and structural design engineer, my second as a Church Army Evangelist in the Anglican Church, my third as an ordained Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of Toronto in Canada, and my fourth as the webmaster of the www.tellout.com website. The struggle to learn how to code has extended my mind to a digital generation.

Engineering

UK Church Army EmblemEach of these occupations has taught me different lessons about human nature. Being a secular Christian engineer has taught me precision and order, compassion and Christian ethics. My work as a Christian evangelist has helped me understand people, their various philosophies and attitudes to life. These callings have urged me to reach out and offer folks the best in life which is to follow the Christian path. This has given me some unique opportunities, like Paul and his tent-making, to apply principles from one career into another.

Itinerant Evangelists

Ray TaylorThe Rev Captain Ron Meacock is a Christian engineer evangelist in the Church Army and ordained Anglican minister in the Canadian Church. This is an introduction to his life and work. Captain Ray Taylor former Director of the Church Army in Canada wrote in 1982, "'The Evangelism Handbook' introduces the condensed experience of one who has a call from God to 'seek and save the lost.'" This paperback book will appeal to, perhaps even set on fire, those with the same conviction. Filled with personal anecdotes, object lessons for the church and humor, "The Evangelism Handbook" is designed to be a practical help to the local church and to encourage the church to grow both numerically and spiritually. It takes the great commission from Christ to seek and save the lost very seriously and is meant to challenge every believer to reconsider the role of evangelism within their lives and within the Church.

Occupied With Definitions

Jesus"Do the work of an Evangelist" was the theme of the first conference of 4,000 itinerant evangelists from across the world, held at Amsterdam, Holland in June of 1983. Too often, the subject matter was the theology of evangelism and the discussions were occupied with definitions of the words, "What is Evangelism?" Not since Canon Bryan Green's (1901-1993) excellent book, "The Practice of Evangelism," and Dr. James Kennedy's (1930-2007) "Evangelism Explosion" has such a useful book been written as Ron Meacock's "The Evangelism Handbook." It is full of illustrations and ideas for reaching outsiders for Christ and the Church. Our Lord's commission still stands, "Go into the highways and byways and compel them to come in." This Handbook is the result of twenty years of fruitful ministry on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a valuable tool in the hands of concerned Christians who long to see people of every age group and in every stratum of society coming to know the Savior.

Captain Ray Taylor, former National Director (1952-1989) of the Church Army in Canada.✞

"Evangelism Handbook Introduction"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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