Pella Tulip Time Gospel Outreach 2021

Overview

We are planning to share the gospel at the annual Pella Tulip Time Festival in Pella, IA. This is our fourth year of doing this and it is a great joy to labor together to share the gospel message at this event. We will have several tracts available from Living Waters and Answers in Genesis as well as tracts specific for Pella and it’s unique Christian history. Come join for a time of learning and engaging in Christ-centered conversations through this three-day event!

If you are new to evangelism, be sure to come on Thursday when we will provide training on evangelism basics with Eddie Roman. We are offering the opportunity to practice and receive constructive feedback from a team leader and coach. Please request a coach when you register.

For the more experienced, you will receive training from Dr. Jason Lisle of Biblical Science Institute. There will be lots of opportunity to engage the public during each day and to learn from each other as we share experiences each evening.

For those who would like to participate, please register for the times you are able and the training sessions you wish to attend. Everyone who registers will get exclusive free access to online training by Living Waters, sent via email.

We are requesting a donation to help cover the cost. Simply Donate after registration or when you arrive.

Schedule

May 6 - 8, 2021
Thursday
9:30 am Registration and Welcome Jon Neifert
Arrive between 9:30-10:00 and fellowship with others.
10:00 am Pella Founders History Jon Neifert
Learn the brief summary of Pella and its Christian founders who emigrated from Holland under state persecution.
10:30 am Training: Evangelism Basics Eddie Roman
Evangelism conversations can get really complicated, really quick! What must you cover when presenting the gospel? How can you best communicate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and why it matters? This session will prepare you to witness to anyone, regardless of their religion or background.
12:00 pm Street Evangelism - Practice Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation. For beginners, spend time with your team leader practicing what you've learned.
2:30 pm Training: Creation Evangelism Dr. Jason Lisle
Christians would love for their family, friends, and neighbors to receive Christ as Savior and Lord. But sharing the Gospel can be uncomfortable and difficult. Could it be that we are doing it wrong? Does the Bible have anything to say about how to reach people more effectively with the Gospel? And what does the Gospel have to do with creation? Be more confident and effective in your defense of the faith as Dr. Jason Lisle speaks on the surprising connection between Evangelism and Genesis.
4:00 pm Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation. Use what you learned in your conversations.
7:00 pm Share Stories Tony Ramsek
Make your way back to the church, gather together and share stories and questions from your afternoon of sharing the gospel.
7:30 pm Training: Science Confirms Biblical Creation Dr. Jason Lisle
Has science really disapproved Genesis? Far from it. Scientific evidence from many different fields align perfectly with a historical Genesis, but challenges the belief in particles-to-people evolution. At an easy-to-understand level, Dr. Lisle will cover the basics of genetics, information theory, radiometric dating and geology, showing how each of these fields of science confirms the biblical record of creation and a worldwide flood.
9:00 pm Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation. You are free to stay or leave as needed.
Friday
9:30 am Welcome and Opening Jon Neifert
Gather together before our training begins for fellowship and prayer.
10:00 am Training: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Dr. Jason Lisle
Very different from most other creation presentations, the Ultimate Proof of Creation gives a bullet-proof defense of the Christian faith that no skeptic can cogently answer. Every student should see this presentation before going off to college. Even without knowing a lot about the scientific evidence for creation, one can show that biblical creation is certainly true and is in fact necessary for science to be possible.
11:30 am Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation.
2:00 pm Training: Astronomy Reveals Creation Dr. Jason Lisle
Most students are taught that the universe formed form a big bang billions of years ago, that stars and planets are merely cosmic accidents, and that the biblical account of creation is wrong. But such a view does not stand up to the scientific facts. See how the Bible has always been right about astronomy, how it correctly described the nature of the cosmos long before secular scientists came to agree. Explore fascinating evidence that the universe cannot be nearly as old as the secularists teach, but is much younger, as the Bible teaches. We also explore how the light from distant galaxies arrives at earth within the biblical timescale.
3:30 pm Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation.
7:00 pm Sharing Stories & Hard Questions Speakers Panel
Gather together to share witnessing stories. Ask or share some of the hardest questions you received today, or in the past, and ask the team leaders and speakers. Jon Neifert will facilitate the session with Eddie Roman, Dr. Jason Lisle, and Tony Ramsek as panelists.
9:00 pm Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation.
Saturday
9:30 am Welcome and Opening Jon Neifert
Gather together before our training begins for fellowship and prayer.
10:00 am Training: Dinosaurs and the Bible Dr. Jason Lisle
Did dinosaurs really live millions of years ago? Did they evolve? Did they go extinct long before human beings existed? Were they on Noah’s ark? What does the Bible have to say? There is just something fascinating about dinosaurs. These amazing reptiles were some of the largest land animals to roam the earth. Yet, we have only their fossilized remains now. Speculations abound. And most people have heard only the evolutionist’s conjectures about when dinosaurs lived and how they died. But the Bible gives a much different version of history – one recorded by eye-witnesses and inspired by the all-knowing God. Yes, the Bible does have something to say about dinosaurs, and may even refer to some specific varieties. When we examine the scientific evidence, we find that it confirms biblical creation.
11:30 am Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation.
2:00 pm Training: The Secret Code of Creation Dr. Jason Lisle
What would it mean if we found a secret message built into numbers themselves? Ordinary numbers, like 1,2,3,4 actually have a secret map built into them of astonishing beauty. When we think of God’s creation, we normally think of physical things; animals, trees, planets, and so on. But numbers only exist because of the mind of God. And He has built into them a secret so amazing that it was only discovered in the late 1970s, and has been confounding mathematicians ever since. Much like a message from God, this secret code has absolutely no secular explanation.
3:30 pm Street Evangelism Outreach Teams
Go out in small groups to distribute tracts and engage in gospel conversation.
7:00 pm Sharing Stories Tony Ramsek
Make your way back to the church, gather together and share stories and questions from your afternoon of sharing the gospel.
7:30 pm Closing Session Tony Ramsek
Provide a summary of the weekend events, training, and learning. Provide encouragement to those engaging as labors in the harvest.

Speaker Information

Dr. Jason Lisle (Biblical Science Institute)

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Dr. Jason Lisle is a Christian astrophysicist who researches issues pertaining to science and the Christian Faith. A popular speaker and author, Dr. Lisle presents a rational defense of a literal Genesis, showing how science confirms the history recorded in the Bible. Brought up in a Christian family, at a young age he received Christ as Lord. Since then Lisle has always desired to serve the Lord out of love and gratitude for salvation, and to spread the Gospel message to all people.

Eddie Roman (Living Waters)

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Eddie Roman is the producer/director of Way of the Master, a television program that teaches Christians how to share their faith. He also hosts the Romans Road podcast and leads the evangelism ministry at Faith Bible Church in Murrieta, CA. Eddie’s book, Search N Rescue is used by churches and individuals who desire to reach out to the lost. Eddie has taught evangelism at Ray Comfort’s Ambassadors Academy as well as various outreaches and churches. Eddie lives in Murrieta, CA with his wife Carri and their four sons.

Tony Ramsek (Answers in Genesis, What Does the Scripture Say)

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Tony has worked for Answers in Genesis since 1999 and leads numerous gospel outreaches for the ministry. Through his personal evangelism ministry called What Does the Scripture Say Tony, his wife, and their six children, enjoy leading gospel outreaches at state and county fairs, parades, outdoor markets and other venues. His heart’s desire is to exalt Christ, equip the saints, and evangelize the lost.

Jon Neifert (Tulip Gospel Outreach)

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Jon Neifert is the founder of Tulip Gospel Outreach and finds great joy in sharing the gospel message. Jon participates in other outreach events including the outreach at the Iowa State Fair. He is licensed to exhort in Classis Central Plains of the Christian Reformed Church. Jon, his wife, and two sons enjoy technology, outdoors hiking and wildlife, and raising animals on their acreage.

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Location

First Reformed Church, please enter at the Northwest entrance
605 Broadway St, Pella, IA 50219

Event Sponsor: Jon Neifert