Posted by: sdunnpastor | July 24, 2010


The Commission om Evangelism has added a new member. He is Paul Tatum who is the Senior Pastor at the Shippensburg First Church of God. Paul will initially be working on the Program and Resource Development section of the Commission’s Ministry.  Chuck Frank, our Commission’s staff member is currently spear-heading Local Church Training. Steve Dunn is overseeing School of Evangelism and Local Church Mentors. Dan Masshardt and Larry Hale are working with Web Site and Resources, Samuel Ruggiero and Micah Brickner with Youth and Children Evangelism.  Ron Dull and Pat Bailey are working with Administrative Services. Elizabeth George serves as our Liaison with Ad Council, Tom Weil and Carolyn Sites have yet to be assigned. Joe Sheedy, pastor of our Edgewood Church is not a member of the commission but has agreed to provide his assistance with Program and Resource DevelopmentDave Anderson from Mount Joy will be working with Global Media Outeach. The Commission continues in its recruitment phase for the Commission’s official members and resouirce persons to work with each of its six ministry sections, Ultimately, the Commission on Evangelism will have 14 members carrying out its six sections of ministry, plus general administration.  In addition it will have a number of resource persons who will not be formal commission members but will work with each of the six sections.

If you have interest in working with the Commission in any way, please contact our chairman, Dr. Steve Dunn at or by calling 717-898=8144,

 The Commission has secured the services of Lisa Thurston: Web and Graphic Design to develop the next generation of our web site to  provide quality support to the Commission’s mission to resource our local churches in their ministries of evangelism.  She will also advise on ways to best deliver our resources to those churches, It is anticipated that the new web site should be ready by October 1st. Lisa is the wife of our church planter, Gilbert Thurston, Jr. You can see more of Lisa’s work on her Facebook Page and at her website

In the mean time, the Commission has taken steps to build its online services to our churches.  Our blog Evangelism Today has moved to WordPress and has added links to various evangelism resources,  We have also joined forces with the Commission on Church Planting to establish a Facebook Page which as of this posting already has 46 members,  If you have a Facebook account it can be accessed as ERC EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING.  Currently the Facebook Page is running two discussion threads on MOTIVATION for evangelism and BEST BOOKS OF 2010,  Both of these resources will be linked into our new web site when it is up and running,

The Commission is also planning a series of breakfasts with pastors and church leaders on a common vision for raising the evangelistic temperature and implementing a vision in each of our congregations,  These six breakfasts will be held between the second week in October and Thanksgiving, Chuck Frank and Micah Brickner are setting these up.


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