Workshop with Randy Newman: Finding New Ways to Share the Old Gospel

Kenneth Maresco

Do the changes in our culture over the past 10 years make it seem like it’s more difficult to share the gospel now than it used to be? Why do you think that is?

It’s the same message.

People are still people.

Yet, changing moral, social, and cultural assumptions have changed the playing field. The prevailing assumption for a lot of people today can be that Christianity is bad. Evangelical Christians are often perceived as homophobic, anti-science, and judgmental.

These are the prevailing assumptions that we must deal with if we are going to be effective in reaching people with the truth of the gospel. Randy Newman is working on an idea for a new book to help Christians engage people with the gospel.

On Sunday June 11th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 202, Redeeming Grace Church will be hosting a workshop with Randy to help him sharpen his ideas for his latest book. The idea is for us to get together, and talk through how average Christians can have meaningful conversations with our non-Christian friends. Effective outreach take place as conversations move toward more spiritual conversations in a way that is winsome and personally compelling.

We will be talking about some of the assumptions that exist in our culture now and dominate our understanding of reality. How do these ideas compare to the biblical narrative of life and its meaning? And how can we engage in conversations with people to move toward the biblical narrative?

At the June 11th meeting, we’ll have pizza available for lunch at $2 a slice. Please RSVP to JB Tharp at so we can have an idea of how much pizza to buy. Childcare for ages 1-5 will be provided during the meeting in Toddler Rooms 1 and 2 on the main floor. Please contact JB Tharp if you’ll be needing childcare.

I hope you can join us for this time!