1 Cor. 1:18, 21
“For the preaching of
the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
Preaching has been trivialized in many settings, yet it is God’s chosen vehicle for proclaiming the Gospel. Every congregation consists of Believers who are not sharing their faith on a regular basis. There are also many people who have heard the gospel many times, yet have never experienced a transformative relationship with Jesus Christ. This Sunday, first time visitors will come to church at the behest of a friend or family member having never heard the Gospel or even opened a Bible.
I’m praying for God to use this ministry to see the Lost saved and for Believers to regain a burden and sense of urgency to reach their world for Christ.
Winning 101 Evangelism Training is a 3 hour seminar designed to encourage and equip Christians to effectively share the Gospel in a conversational manner with confidence.
After training laypeople for 30 years in local churches, Evangelist Mike Coker has developed a new training series with the average Christian in mind. Each session will consist of lecture, media, Bible memorization, and practice with another class member. Each class member will receive a "Winning 101 Training Packet" containing resources for continued study.
For many years, countless pastors and evangelists have stated that “atmosphere breeds revival." Throughout time, music has played a significant role in the worship of God and preaching of the Gospel. Mike Coker understands this principle very well.
Mike graduated from Liberty University in 1989 with a BS in Church music. While in college, he sang with the Sounds of Liberty as well as the Men of Liberty Quartet. After graduation, he served as a minister of music for 13 years in two churches where he directed adult and youth choirs, started adult and youth orchestras, and developed curriculum for children’s choirs. For the last 25 years, he has directed and sang bass for The Baptist Temple Quartet, appearing frequently on The Baptist Temple Hour airing weekly on two networks covering northeastern South Carolina.
Mike understands the importance of music in the local church. He is capable to assist choirs and musicians, as well as provide special music for all revival services and special meetings.
Today, churches and Christian schools are trending away from holding multi-night revivals, but many are still having annual revivals with great results! Mike has seen first-hand the effectiveness of preaching the Gospel in these settings.
The Lord has taught him some important principles while serving the needs of local churches:
1) Revivals still work if we will work them.
Preparation is key and we provide helpful insights which have worked in other meetings. Prayer is also an essential element to the success of a meeting. Working as if it all depends on us, but praying with the understanding that it all ultimately depends on the Lord. Preaching the Gospel is the final key which God has promised to bless.
2) Pastors and administrators have received fresh new approaches to increasing their evangelistic efforts.
Mike has learned many things which have worked well and not so well after 30 years of serving in local churches of all sizes. He is anxious to share his ideas while being a source of encouragement to the Pastor and Staff.