Adventures in Teaching VII: Evangelization

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
— Martin Luther

Brothers & Sisters,

It should come as no surprise that I am fervent about my faith. I have absolutely no problem with letting you or anyone else know that I have a profound love of God and my church and am always endeavoring to strengthen my relationship with them both.

Over the past two weeks, I've been teaching a group of 7th graders catechism and helping them grow in their faith even if it was just a little bit. One thing has become quite clear to me, this is where I belong. I absolutely love having conversations about my church and God with people who are willing to participate in them with me. I talk about the fire being stoked in my heart quite a bit and as it turns out this is just another time where I feel that great feeling of faith, peace, and joy coursing through me.

I've been thinking a lot about how I can expand this effort to a much broader audience. I'm not 100% certain about all of the options, but I have been working through some ideas for this site and other places (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) that I can spread the good news and help lift up those who might be shakey in their faith and could use a boost. With all that's happening right now with the church, I feel a deep calling to try and be a beacon for those who might be doubting (as much as I can, that is).

You can expect a regular frequency of posts here from now on about expanding your beliefs in practical ways that aren't just something about jumping into the deep end and hoping you can swim. Exploring and strengthening your faith is a marathon, and I want to run right alongside you.

Yours,
Jeff

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