Witness Essentials: Evangelism that Makes Disciples

Kara Powell | Feb 18, 2013

I remember reading a quote from the well-known Out of the Saltshaker by Rebecca Manley Pippert. While I read Pippert’s book over 20 years ago, it stands out as one of the most true statements I’ve heard about evangelism. Pippert says something to the effect that when it comes to evangelism, one of the things that believers and unbelievers have in common is that they both fear it!

That’s why I’m so glad that Dr. Dan Meyer, senior pastor at Christ Church Oak Brook, has written an important guide geared to help us all better understand how we can naturally and organically share our faith. Since Christ Church Oak Brook was in a past Sticky Faith Cohort, I’ve seen firsthand how the church and its student ministry been changed by Christ to change the world around them. It was a joy to talk with Dan firsthand of some of the opportunities, and mistakes, we make when it comes to sharing our faith.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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