Barna Research reported in 2017 that “one out of every five adults (21%) strongly affirms a personal responsibility to share their religious beliefs with people who hold different beliefs than they do.” The article went onto state that “Fewer churches emphasize and equip people for evangelism these days, and the results are obvious and undeniable.”1
What are obvious and undeniable consequences? Eternity.
Matthew 28:19-20 commands every believer to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” At Christian Heritage Academy, the gospel is our mission. This is the way God established for men to know Him. Why is our vision to train leaders in every sphere of society? That all men may know Him.
For the past two years, Mrs. Deanna Huff, one of our secondary teachers, has worked with the elementary Bible teachers to restructure the Bible curriculum. The new alignment provides not only a sequential approach to teaching God’s word but also aligns the catechisms at each grade level. In addition, at each grade level, the students are taught a different way to share the gospel. From the wordless book to the Roman Road (as seen in the picture above), our students at each grade level hear the gospel and also are equipped to share the gospel.
This is the CHA WAY. This week, may God open our eyes to see people around us who do not know Christ. May God burden our hearts to share with others that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
For His Glory,
Dr. Susan DeMoss
1. “Survey Christians are Not Sharing the Gospel.” George Barna, 30 November 2017, www.georgebarna.com/research-flow/2017/11/30/survey-christians-are-not-spreading-the-gospel. Accessed 22 September 2019.