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Let’s be honest—evangelism scares most people. The ‘Field of Dreams’ model would be ideal… but it is not our reality anymore. Jesus’ last direction for the disciples was to “go, baptize and make disciples of all nations.” We struggle with this—always have. We’ve been both too in your face or offensive, and too passive. But sometimes we experience the perfect blend of our willingness, the leading of the Holy Spirit and the willingness of the individual that creates this ‘perfect’ conversation. Evangelism and mission aren’t scary. It’s honestly easier than learning a new app. Let’s try it out…


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Shawn Branch
Shawn C. Branch has been the National Director for Threshold Ministries since 2012. Commissioned as an evangelist in 2004, he has been serving parishes and dioceses across the country. His focus is to help individuals know Christ and equip churches to reach out.

Recent blog posts

Taking a risk

May 6th, 2015

I sat challenged by Paul’s words and began to wonder how much I am limiting God in my own life and ministry. I realized that my prayers were focused primarily on the tangible things.


The cross or the egg?

March 18th, 2015

Our Canadian culture is becoming post-Christian; in fact, we might even be on the cusp of a post-Christian culture. More and more people know less and less of Jesus’ life and His sacrifice. It is easier to talk about a rabbit laying an egg than Jesus dying and rising.


Adoption Month: personal reflections

November 25th, 2014

The gift of Christ’s love is a reminder that God chooses each of us. I have been chosen. You have been chosen. For those who are adopted, whether you struggle or not, we have been created and chosen.


Just a cup

November 6th, 2014

Does your church still do coffee/fellowship after church? Or are we too busy now? I wonder if even the act of ‘holding a cup’ is enough to slow us down to relate to each other.


Open door

October 23rd, 2014

She smiled and said, “If you get lost, my husband and I are sitting right behind you – just let us know.” I was really impressed with their warmth and hospitality.


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