Is Street Preaching for Today? (2021 Zoe White Interview)
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You’ve seen them on State St. in Downtown Chicago, or on your way to the football stadium, or outside your local abortion mill. Sometimes they hold signs, oftentimes they use voice amplification.
And today Joel Settecase gets to sit down with a real-life street preacher—and a friend and good brother in Christ—to get some questions answered about this controversial, yet exciting practice that seems to be as old as the Bible itself.
Speaking of the Bible, there are many open air preachers in Scripture, including prophets, apostles, and even the Lord Jesus Himself. And yet, while street preaching is a method with biblical precedent (not to mention its use by some of the foremost revival leaders in church history), most evangelism training today doesn’t even mention it, let alone train believers to do it, instead focusing on relationship-based evangelism. So what gives? Is this a method that's ready to be shelved for good? Out with the old, in with the new?
With such an impressive pedigree as street preaching has, is it really ready to be dustbinned in favor of other methods? On the other hand, should open air preaching perhaps be the primary way the church evangelizes today? And who’s to say?
To help us sort through these vital questions and many more, in this episode Joel Settecase sits down with pastor, ministry leader and open-air preacher Zoe White.
Zoe is the planting elder of Kerusso Baptist Church and the founder of Declaring Truth Ministries.
Specifically, you’ll find out:
📣Zoe’s background and how he got into open air evangelism.
📣Joel’s recent experience partnering with Zoe and Declaring Truth Ministries on an outreach event and conference at Mardi Gras.
📣What Zoe sees as the attributes of truly “biblical evangelism.” And does he preach fire and brimstone?
📣What separates different kinds of open-air preachers from one another—and why Zoe never uses gimmicks in his street evangelism.
📣Why Zoe believes in open air preaching as a legitimate and valuable means of evangelism today.
📣Is street preaching for all Christians? What kind of people are best suited for open-air preaching.
📣How you (yes, you) can take the next steps toward pursuing this bold method of Gospel proclamation.
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