Jesus Christ can change your life, and
this book will show you how!!
Thank you sincerely for bearing
with the length of these materials, and I pray the Lord
impresses on your heart the biblical centrality of these three
most-needed ministries—Evangelism, Relational Discipleship,
and “Body Life”. I also hope He convicts you to IMPLEMENT
them to the glory of God.
I was saved at age eight and became totally committed to
Christ at age eighteen.
Having experienced the gracious love of a persistent Christian
as a Freshman in College, who showed me interest and kept
insisting I have a Quiet Time with him, my somewhat rebellious
will finally consented. Though having gone to church all my
life, for the first time I understood that my relationship
with Jesus was to be maintained and developed, and that
Christ-like character grows from meeting with Him daily, in
Bible study and prayer. That intimacy SURPASSED the value of
all lessons and sermons I had ever been taught!
After about a month, my commitment to this pleasurable
investigation grew, and during the last three years of
College, Bible study frequently lasted 3 or more hours a day.
It helped to seriously date a gal whose denominational beliefs
differed from mine, and whose father challenged me to prove-up
what I believed and did not believe!
Shortly thereafter God called me into professional ministry.
In 1982, I attended Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity
degree in Missions-Evangelism from Southwestern Seminary.
Later I studied Theology and New Testament at Dallas
In 1981 God called me (i.e., laid on my heart) to write a
Commentary on the New Testament, which I have researched and
written the past 25 years. Now over 5,000 pages long, the
Commentary is a verse-by-verse interpretation, explaining
various interpretive options, and describing the most likely
and best choices, given standard hermeneutical principles,
with reasons given for such choices, and extolling both the
positives and negatives of the various alternative
To supplement this understanding, a Topication was
concurrently written (rough-draft), in which EVERY New
Testament verse (and select Old Testament verses) on EVERY New
Testament subject, alphabetically listed, has been gleaned,
and put into categories teaching the Same, Similar, Different
or Seemingly Opposite thing as the other verses, then
summarizing that topic in a range of organized sub-teachings
and harmonizing those subjects where seemingly opposite
teachings are found. This Topication provides the
“Forest-like” understanding of a given Bible topic, when one
reads a controversial or difficult verse, while interpretation
in the Commentary is more of a “Tree-like” view, with the
ability to cross-reference that fuller subject when faced with
any specific verse on that topic.
The most important portions of these two books are the topics
of Evangelism and Discipleship. Having spent YEARS in personal
and public evangelism, having been discipled by 2-3 people and
associated ministries, my materials are the result of YEARS of
intense search for the most immediately and significantly
impactful subjects on Evangelism and Discipleship found in
God’s word. This web site is the BEST OF all that research!
Having now completed the rough draft, editing it toward
publication, I would love to start or join a ministry actively
engaged in COMPLETING the Great Commission. If God should
raise up enough believers who believe in the contents of this
web site, I would be more than happy to spend the next 20 to
30 years (full- or part-time) doing any and as many of the
following evangelistic activities as possible:
PROPOSED EVANGELISM MINISTRY
1. Strategically engage in Personal Evangelism door-to-door
and/or face to face a)
With Pastors (as I’ve done several times) b)
To train laymen (their only observing, smiling and
With cameras, for evangelism training on the internet (ex.:
God.Tube, U-Tube, MySpace). d)
To complete one neighborhood at a time, in a given city or
town (possibly videotaping
it for internet training
and to inspire other communities to do the same). 1]
By myself (if no one else will join the effort) 2]
With evangelizors (my preferred manner)
2. Gospel Sign Ministry— Take my Gospel Signs to public
events and religious/Christian events, to promote the Gospel
and evangelism. These are 5 metal signs, 3 to 4 feet square,
with professionalized exhortative messages either promoting
Christian evangelism or stating the Gospel in approximately 15
Already, THOUSANDS have read the Gospel at many events
(usually 3,000 or more attending), and large Christian
churches and events have read strong exhortations reproving
our 5% evangelismlessness disgrace.
I’d be willing to do this full-time, if needed and effective.
Arthur Blessitt started his ministry with such a method (for a
lifetime)! They could be taken to:
Churches—the Major 25 across Dallas-Fort Worth (My two sons
and I did this at one of Dallas’ largest churches yesterday,
for 1.5 hours, 2 hours after my 5 year old got saved!
(imagine that—my 5 year old the day of his conversion has done
more for evangelism
than most American adult Christians!). 1)
Saturday Nights (alternating between my Sunday School class) 2)
Sunday Mornings (as I attend church on Saturday evenings). 3)
Wednesday Evenings? B)
Denominational Events (ex.: Pastor’s Conferences), and C)
Major “Christian Events” (ex.: 6 Flags Christian Day, Promise
Keepers, National Day of Prayer events, Christian rock
concerts, big events at churches, etc.) D)
Major Secular Events—Texas Motor Speedway, State Fair,
Mavericks’ playoffs, Cowboys’ opening game, political events,
parades, (See: internet), Byron Nelson Golf Classic, etc. E)
Major Traffic Build-Up/Street Corners (ex.: rush hour) F)
Major Companies (as the majority arrive to or leave from the
3. Get video of the Gospel Signs—but more importantly
personal evangelism experiences on my Web Site, U-Tube and
God.tube (Digital Video), for training and motivational
4. Recruit Gospel Sign holders to man multiple church
parking lot exits and exhort and evangelize at multiple,
simultaneous churches. (i.e., I have signs to evangelize the
lost, and signs to exhort Christians to evangelism—two
ministries at one public location!).
5. Conduct motivational seminars for evangelism.
6. Meet with pastors to encourage execution of and
offer a plan to reach every lost person
within 3 miles of their church.
7. Recruit evangelizers in a given city to converge to
complete the first stage of the Great Commission in one
neighborhood at a time, and BROADCAST those successful results
to encourage others to do the same (using various media).
8. Recruit, train and manage evangelism results of the
additional indigenous evangelists
needed in the 10/40 window, to ensure monies are not being
squandered and that their efforts are as effective and
efficient as possible.
9. Serve as Interim Pastor or Substitute (i.e.,
fill-in) Pastor to exhort to and train on evangelism.
10. Send materials to many churches suggesting they
consider starting a Minister of
Evangelism (and Discipleship) position—on a TEMPORARY basis,
or working for up to 3
churches at a time in these two vital ministries.
11. Apply for Pastor positions, in order to implement
the Pastor Priority Plan listed in the “Bless the
Evangelists!” section of this web site.
12. Speak as a special speaker to every Sunday School
class in my home church (for starters). Unfortunately,
possibly I have volunteered to conduct my “On Hell” lesson to
out evangelizing immediately, and am not willing to reach just
a hand full who might be
interested in evangelism, my services have yet to be needed.
I’ve also volunteered to help
implement the 3 mile Local Church Plan for Evangelism, with no
reply, to date. Our head
Pastor has been wonderful in preaching significantly on our
need to evangelize—
I’m simply seeking accountable implementation of his sermons!
13. Complete and publish my fuller book on evangelism and
discipleship (and the New
Testament) for more wide-spread publication of the need for
these two ministries.
14. Associate with Evangelism Associations to try to
coordinate efforts to avoid duplicity and
flood an area with the Gospel (ex.: live, teleconferenced,
15. Raise $375 per American church to fund the 10/40
evangelists needed to complete the
Great Commission in this least evangelized part of the world.
16. Improve this web site with more of my and others’
evangelism materials, including
upgrading the Apologetics section.
17. Promote prayer-backing of world evangelism, and
encouraging pastors in person to adopt a
church-wide personal recruiting campaign to take laymen out
evangelizing with them.
18. E-mail chain letter (and fax and/or voice mail) campaign
to reach Christians with
evangelism exhortation and lost people with the Gospel.
19. Midnight Door Hanger tracts (for more efficient
distribution, given so few workers), or
leaving evangelism exhorting tracts on church cars.
20. Organize ‘world events’ to get media attention for
Christians standing for evangelism and
promoting the Gospel message.
22. Preach Crusades or doing “front man” duties for
23. Coordinate Great Commission completion projects for
24. Speak on evangelism motivation at churches, seminaries,
and groups of believers, pastor
conferences, denominational gatherings, etc.
25. Possibly teaching Evangelism at 3 local seminaries, Ad Junct (i.e., part-time), or one-time
speak at Bible Colleges and Seminary chapel services).
26. Coordinate follow-up efforts and enlisting a
27. Coordinate laymen evangelism efforts to avoid unnecessary
duplicity can be avoided. Find
and organize the efforts of evangelizors per given churches
and attack one neighborhood at a
time—(Broadcast the results!). Find Evangelism Explosion-type
(i.e., actual evangelizors)
people in DFW (then other cities) and take a neighborhood for
the Gospel or conduct a
public evangelism event.
28. Identify saved people in areas, so we know who not to
“target,” in order to maximize limited
29. Lead short-term mission trips. Recruit and train
indigenous evangelists while there.
30. Increase the efficiency of Evangelists (i.e., strategic
31. Take this ministry to other cities via the internet
and traveling for speaking engagements! One of my most revered
Bible teachers just implemented live weekly
video-teleconferenced teaching sessions. Perhaps this
technology could be used to exhort cities in evangelism.
32. Other. Doing any other significant duties (utilizing any
skills or experience I have) directly
causing increased evangelism efforts and affecting results. I
will take your suggestions and
comments into consideration to add to these duties, should I
have the privilege of so doing.
• Writing a 5,000+ page New Testament Commentary and Topication), funded by working as an Attorney, Management
Consultant and Advertising Broker (P-T 1996-2004, F-T 2007).
• Taught Bible College students as Ad Junct
Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at a
local accredited Bible College--the College of Biblical
Studies, Houston, TX.
Trained people in door-to-door evangelism (recruiting from
business contacts, friends, family,
seminary students, Christian lay persons and church staff
members. (1999-2000, and
sporadically since then)
Personally volunteered to lead and encouraged pastors of six
large West Houston churches
to implement a plan to reach all lost people in West Houston
as soon as possible.
• Taught Discipleship materials to Cambodian pastors, and
daily evangelized in Phnom Penh, Campuchia. (Global Missions
Fellowship, November 1-12, 1996)
Engaged in personal evangelism in Huntsville, TX prison
crusades. (Prisoner’s Bible Institute,
• Self-Supported Evangelist and Fund-Raiser, Bedford, TX (Fall
and taught teenagers as a Southern Baptist Youth Minister
(1985-1986), and three
• Mission Trip to California Baptist College in College.
Taught college Bible studies (1979-1980), and evangelized my
Professional Business Fraternity,
as Chaplain. (1980-1981)
• Trained in Evangelism Explosion. (Spring 1979)
• Certified in Continuous Witness Training. (Spring 1985)
• Licensed to the Ministry by First Baptist Church, Houston,
TX (August 13, 1980)
• M.Div., Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, TX (1985) Dean’s List