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IFCA Harvesters
The most overlooked, under-developed and unmobilized Great Commission ministry resource can be found sitting in the pews of our churches!  When gifted teachers or preachers are identified in the local church, we encourage them to seek training which will enable them to effectively use their gift in ministry. Those who are gifted in leadership are groomed for positions of leadership.  When was the last time you heard of someone with spiritual giftedness as an evangelist being encouraged to seek training so that he or she might use that gift to strengthen the ministry of the local church?
 
The nature of the ministry of the gifted evangelist is such that it was mentioned specifically in Ephesians 4:11 as one of the gifts necessary “for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ.” (v.12)
Gifted evangelists not only bring people to Christ but they encourage and equip others to do the same.  What a tremendously valuable resource!  Do you know who the gifted evangelists are in your church?  Who is helping them to develop and use their gift in building up the church?
With the intent of helping to meet this great need IFCA International has devoted an aspect of its ministry, known as "IFCA Harvesters" to come alongside the local church in the task of encouraging and equipping its gifted evangelists to do the work that God has called them to do; thus strengthening and expanding the Great Commission ministry of the local church where they attend.

Be sure to visit the Harvesters blog "Harvest Fields" and subscribe to the Harvesters subscription e-mail distribution list to receive periodic communiques and resources designed to help you in your pursuit of Great Commission objectives.
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HARVEST FIELDS
» Slow Food
I was recently in Italy and walked by a restraint that advertised “slow food.”  It was an obvious “slam” at American tourists who invented and insist on “fast food.”  Italians know how to enjoy food… and they have exceptional cuisine.  … Continue reading

» Small wins
It would be wonderful if 100% of the people in your church immediately became totally involved in evangelism. But that just won’t happen. Instead of being discouraged by that, take another approach. Start small and build. Celebrate the small wins. … Continue reading

» Eating with sinners
Jesus accepted seven dinner invitations and social engagements. Three of them were with rather generic… but we probably wouldn’t have gone to the other four. He was mixing it up with really bad people. He was socializing with the scum … Continue reading

» Mentoring is Relationship
Mentoring can be found in example of Barnabas.  More than an encourager, the effect of Barnabas on the life of the apostle Paul (Acts 9) reached well beyond Paul’s own life and ministry. Howard Hendricks, in his book Iron Sharpening … Continue reading

» Be Patient
Don’t get discouraged with evangelism if people do not respond right away.  Keep the relationship going because sooner or later, everyone has a CRISIS or a QUESTION. In either instance, they will then be open to listen.  When you develop a friendship, you … Continue reading