Christianity Explored to spearhead major evangelism training initiative in Brazil
The new Portuguese translation of the Christianity Explored (CE) course will be at the heart of a major evangelism training initiative in Brazil next summer ...
The new Portuguese translation of the Christianity Explored (CE) course will be at the heart of a major evangelism training initiative in Brazil next summer.
Christians from across the country will gather at a series of half-day conferences held in every state capital hosting the Confederations Cup in 2013 – the major international football tournament which will be the precursor of the 2014 World Cup.
Both the Confederations Cup and the World Cup itself are major mission opportunities for the rapidly-growing Brazilian church, and it is significant that CE (which in Brazil is called Investigando o Cristianismo) will play such a prominent part. The conferences will train Christians in how to use CE and also how to use the visual-aid gospel presentation the Gospel Cube.
CE’s Training Director Craig Dyer said: “Brazil has a population of 200m and we always thought the new translation could have great strategic significance, as Portuguese is one of the ten most widely-spoken languages in the world. We are delighted that CE has not only been recognised as an important tool for mission, but that it is playing such a central role in this major training initiative”.
In July, Craig spoke at a series of launch events across Brazil, hosted by local partner and publishing house Editora Crista Evangelica, including the 100th national convention of the Igreja Cristã Evangélica. At those events more than 1000 people heard about the course, many of whom were church pastors.