Evangelism

The Remarkable Story of How BGEA Was Founded

Photo above: Cliff Barrows and Billy Graham, who first teamed up in the 1940s, prayed for God’s direction every step of the way. September 15, 2020, marks the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 70th anniversary. Here’s the story of how it all began. It was the summer of 1950, and Billy Graham had a problem. During …

Newsletter: Searching for Answers in the Middle East

Dear Friend, In an unprecedented year when much of the world has been quarantined, you are reaching many lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every hour of the day, searching hearts visit the Search for Jesus sites of BGEA’s internet ministry. Thank you for your support of this vital outreach. During the days of …

Newsletter: An update from Will Graham

Dear Friend, I just want to say thank you. In the midst of the coronavirus and uncertainty, with an incredible amount of unrest around us, you make the continued proclamation of the Gospel possible. In writing this letter, I have to be candid with you. As I watch what is happening around the world, it’s …

Sharing Christ with People Who Aren’t Like You

Photo above: A panel from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s internet evangelism team fielded questions during a virtual training event for ministry volunteers. Read below to see what you can glean from volunteers’ experiences reaching people online. Race, homosexuality, addiction and abuse—all hot button issues with plenty of opportunities to air personal views about them, …

Sharing Your Faith 101

Maybe you’re afraid to share your faith because you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you’re sharing the Gospel but nothing is happening; people aren’t committing their lives to Christ. Are you doing something wrong? You can’t open someone’s heart to the truth of the Gospel—but God can, by His Spirit. The Apostle Paul …

Lebanese Woman Reeling from Explosion: ‘God Led Me to You’

As the world watched the horrific aftermath of the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, a woman contacted Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA’s) Arabic Facebook page to ask for prayer. Dana* sent a message to the Salam Maa Allah page (translated “Peace with God”), where a trained Arabic-speaking volunteer was ready to talk and pray with her. The page …

Online Will Graham Celebrations Expand the Reach of the Gospel

COVID-19 has completely changed the way we share and learn about God’s Word. Pastors are finding themselves using social media more for sharing Bible knowledge and Sunday sermons. Youth leaders are getting creative on video chats with energetic grade-schoolers. Conferences to equip pastors and Christian leaders have gone virtual. The same is true for the Billy Graham Evangelistic …

Newsletter: Sharing Hope in Crisis

Dear Friend, During these uncertain times, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are actively deploying, bringing the comfort, hope and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ to hurting people affected by COVID-19 as well as other natural disasters. Thank you for your prayers and gifts which help take the Gospel into crisis situations. We …

‘We Can Settle This Once and Forever’: A Life-Changing Online Chat

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, people have been turning to the internet for answers to spiritual questions that suddenly seem more pressing. At the onset of the crisis, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s online ministry Search for Jesus (SFJ) created new Christ-centred web pages to point people to hope in the midst of the pandemic. These pages …

Will Graham Q&A: How Can I Share Jesus During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Q. How can I share the hope of Jesus with others right now? A. We are currently at the intersection of a few very important realities. First, many people are facing fear and hopelessness. They are afraid because the things to which they cling (their money, relationships, jobs and health, for instance) have been proven to …

3 Stories of People Opening Up to Faith During Coronavirus Crisis

Although bad news has been circulating nonstop, dozens of crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) have been offering the hope of Good News—the opportunity of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the team that’s deployed to 260-plus natural or manmade crises is now responding to the …

Your New Mission Field Is Your Neighbours

Wandering outside more these days? Stay-at-home orders and beautiful spring weather have given many people a chance to chitchat and meet neighbors from a safe distance. With so much fear and negativity surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, offering your neighbors some encouragement can be refreshing. Plus, with no televised sports or after-school activities, your cul-de-sac may contain …