Everyday Evangelism Training
Everyday Evangelism Training 2018 with Stephen Abbott
Melbourne Anglican Bishop’s Pre-mission Training
@ St Lukes Frankston 17 April – 8 May 2018
Fear of appearing to ‘hard sell’ the gospel means many Christians fail to respond to questions of faith that arise in everyday situations with family, neighbours and workmates. This brief four-topic course teaches skills to enable people to confidently talk about their faith in natural ways in everyday situations and so break down their fears.
Rev. Dr. Stephen Abbott is the former lecturer in Evangelism, Practical Ministry and Biblical Theology of Mission at Ridley College Melbourne and author of Everyday Evangelism.
The course costs $20 per adult and $15 concession and includes the Everyday Evangelism Student Manual and refreshments.
Where and When:
Tuesday Nights 7:30-9:30pm @ St Luke’s Frankston, 72 McMahons Rd Frankston
Week 1 – 17/04/2018 – You Are Wired For Witness
Week 2 – 24/04/2018 – Sharing Your Story
Week 3 – 01/05/2018 – Getting The Facts Straight
Week 4 – 08/05/2018 – Handling Tough Questions
Book Now: https://www.trybooking.com/UVMY Or Theo Mackaay (03) 96534243
Stephen (Steve) Abbott
Steve graduated with second class honours in the Bachelor of Theology degree from Moore Theological College in Sydney Australia in 1979 and also gained a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary in California in 2000.
He moved into semi-retirement in May of 2016 after a very diverse and effective ministry as an ordained Anglican minister. His first position was as Senior Minister in a country regional parish of NSW (1981-1989 Milton/Ulladulla) and his most recent as the Senior Minister of a large suburban Anglican Church in Sydney Diocese (2006-2016 West Pennant Hills). In between these years, he has served as the Minister for Evangelism and Discipleship at St Stephen’s evangelical Episcopal church in Pittsburgh, PA (1989-1992) before returning to Australia as an itinerate Evangelist, Trainer and Church Consultant with the Department of Evangelism for the Diocese of Sydney (1992-2000).
In 2001 he commenced lecturing part-time at Ridley Anglican College in Melbourne, Victoria, training future ministers in Evangelism, Practical Ministry and Biblical Theology of Mission. In conjunction with this lecturing position, he was also a Mentor for younger and inexperienced Anglican Ministers across the state of Victoria, under the banner of the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Church (EFAC) in Australia.
Steve is the author of Everyday Evangelism, a lifestyle witnessing tool for creating Christian confidence.
In his retirement he plans to continue and expand an established mentoring role with younger ministers, provide Everyday Evangelism training for local churches and para-church organisations.
On occasion he will also provide pastoral leadership and preaching for churches when a senior minister is on extended leave or a parish is awaiting the appointment of a new leader. Steve is passionate about Christians and churches becoming more intentional and creative in their outreach.
His enthusiasm and energy for life are contagious.
Steve is married to Sue and they have three adult children plus three grandchildren. He has great passion for people to come to know and follow Jesus. He enjoys being with his family and friends, loves sport and going out for meal and movie with his wife Sue.