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Evangelism Explosion International to Launch Equip America in 2018
Contact: Kelli Blankenship, Evangelism Explosion International, 954-491-6100, kblankenship@eeworks.org
ARDEN, N.C., Jan. 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Now, more than ever, people need hope. As Christians, we believe the answer is Jesus Christ.
This year, Evangelism Explosion International (EE) will launch a new initiative called Equip America to train individuals to share the most exciting gift they have: their faith. EE will partner with local churches in cities across America to host a one-day workshop to help Christians share their faith with family, friends, and others in a non-threatening way. In a single day, participants will learn how to present the Gospel using something they carry with them everywhere they go: their hand. Plus, they will have an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned.

John Sorensen, EE president and CEO, says: "As Dr. Kennedy, EE's founder, was quick to say, 'The most patriotic thing we can do is lead our neighbor to Christ!' If that's true, and I believe it is, then what we really need today is a new wave of patriotism sweeping our nation! For that to happen, every believer in America needs to be equipped to boldly, confidently, and kindly share their faith in Jesus."

Many Christians don't share their faith because they are afraid or simply don't know how. The goal of Equip America is to help Christians overcome the obstacles that keep them from sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

"There has never been a time when the need for the Gospel to go forward is more urgent," says Randall Wood, National Director, EE USA. "God has uniquely positioned His followers to carry his Good News to the people around us and reach our cities for Him, one person at a time. The message of the Gospel is urgent because it brings hope to the hopeless! With each passing moment, the need to share our faith becomes more critical in our world."

Equip America workshops have already been scheduled for Oklahoma City, Fort Lauderdale, and New York City. More cities will be announced in the upcoming weeks. For more information about Equip America or to register for an event near you, visit www.equipamerica.org.

EVANGELISM EXPLOSION INTERNATIONAL is a non-denominational worldwide leader in evangelism ministry for more than 55 years. Founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1962, EE equips people how to share their faith in Christ and then trains them how to equip others to do the same. EE training goes beyond the classroom to include an on-the-job training component, where experienced trainers model the Gospel presentation for students in real-life witnessing situations in their communities.