Tulip Time Gospel Outreach 2019

Overview

We are planning to share the gospel at the 84th annual Tulip Time festival in Pella, IA. We will begin with 2 training sessions each morning, followed by opportunity to hand out tracts and engage in Christ-centered conversations. We will have some general gospel tracts as well as some tracts written specifically for Tulip Time and it’s Christian history.

For those who would like to participate, please register for the times and ways you are able to volunteer and the training sessions you wish to attend. Everyone who registers will get exclusive free access to online training by Living Waters, sent via email.

Schedule

May 2 - 4, 2019
Thursday
9:00am Training Session:
Introduction and History
Jon Neifert
Receive an introduction to the Tulip Time Outreach and the Christian foundation of the town of Pella. We will review some of the locations of significance during Tulip Time and history of its early people and places. We will also get a brief summary of the tracts that will be available at the Gospel booth and some suggested uses.
10:15am Training Session:
How to communicate the wrath of God with love
Tony Ramsek
There is a missing element to today’s gospel message. Many Christians don’t want to talk about the wrath of God or perhaps don’t know how to lovingly present the truth that God is angry with the wicked every day. The lost doctrine of propitiation is central to the biblical gospel and needs to be recovered in our gospel presentations. Jesus Christ is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for those of the whole world. Join us in this practical session to learn how to gently share with the lost that the fiery wrath of God has been quenched by the completed work of Christ on the cross. The greatest demonstration of the wrath of God is the cross.
11:30am-10:00pm Distribute tracts and engage in Gospel conversation
2:00-2:30pm Afternoon pre-Parade
8:00-8:30pm Evening pre-Parade
Friday
9:00am Training Session:
How to Get Everyone Saved and Always Feel Inspired
Allen Atzbi
If that title sounds misleading, it’s only because it is. There is no magic bullet or perfect approach, and no “God salesman” is good enough to produce genuine salvation, which is a work of the Holy Spirit. That said, we maximally glorify Christ when we share the gospel with a wisdom and Scriptural accuracy long forgotten by much of the contemporary Church. This session offers real-world examples, demonstrations, practical tips, and rich theological truths to help you become the best carrier of the gospel that you can be.
10:15am Training Session:
How To Glorify God in a Culture of Many
Jon Neifert
Whether you are talking with a Hindu, a Jehovah's Witness, or an Atheist, the topic of God and who He is always comes up. Everyone has an opinion about God, even if they say they don't believe in Him. We are called in 1 Corinthians to "do all to the glory of God." We will look at a number of other beliefs, and false teachings, and see how others in scripture have shared the glory of God with unbelievers. The world says all religions are equal, in Isaiah 42:8 God says, "I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols."
11:30am-10:00pm Distribute tracts and engage in Gospel conversation
2:00-2:30pm Afternoon pre-Parade
8:00-8:30pm Evening pre-Parade
Saturday
9:00am Training Session:
How to share the love of God without compromise
Tony Ramsek
The greatest demonstration of the love of God is the cross. The love of Christ compels us to share the truth of the old rugged cross. The love of God compels us to beg God and men to save sinners (2 Cor 5:14,20). We know that God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4). But why? Today’s culture and church tells us to look inward for the reason why God loves us. But the Scripture tells us to look upward (Deut 7:7). God loves us because God is love. Come to this session to learn how to share the love of God while still honoring Him as the reason for the greatest demonstration of God’s love, the cross.
10:15am Training Session:
How to Get on Fire and Stay That Way
Allen Atzbi
Does your love for Christ not burn as bright as it once did? Do you find that sin keeps creeping back into your heart, and you really don’t want to chase it out anymore? Do you struggle with lukewarmness? Perhaps soul-winning feels more like a chore than a joy. These are all symptoms of an undiagnosed, but very treatable spiritual cancer plaguing the church. This session will give you priceless tools to combat this spiritual warfare and set your walk ablaze. You will also learn how you can reach more unsaved people in two hours than the average church does in a year.
11:30am-10:00pm Distribute tracts and engage in Gospel conversation
2:00-2:30pm Afternoon pre-Parade
8:00-8:30pm Evening pre-Parade

Speaker Information

Allen Atzbi
Allen Atzbi Photo Allen Atzbi is the General Manager at Living Waters (Ray Comfort is the Founder), as well as the Director of the Ambassadors’ Academy. He holds a Master of Theology degree from International Seminary and served as a youth pastor for a decade. Allen has trained churches in evangelism and led weekly street witnessing teams for years. He has written four books. His parents are both Jewish: one from Israel and one from the other holy land, Brooklyn.

Jon Neifert
Jon Neifert Photo Jon is the founder of Tulip Time Outreach and finds great joy in sharing the gospel message with whomever happens to be there. Jon participates in other outreach events including the outreach by Answers in Genesis at the Iowa State Fair. He is licensed to exhort in Classis Central Plains of the Christian Reformed Church. Jon, his wife, and two sons enjoy technology, the outdoors, and raising animals on their acreage.

Tony Ramsek
Tony Ramsek Photo Tony has worked for Answers in Genesis since 1999 and leads numerous gospel outreaches for the ministry. This includes the annual evangelism outreach to the public school teachers at the NEA convention where they give away resources and engage teachers in conversation about Jesus Christ. Tony, his wife, and their six children, enjoy leading gospel outreaches at state and county fairs, parades, outdoor markets and other venues. Tony’s heart’s desire is to exalt Christ, equip the saints, and evangelize the lost.

Location

We will meet at Second Christian Reformed Church after the training and go out from there.
609 E 1st St, Pella, IA 50219

Event Sponsor: Jon Neifert