Momentous Training Session Launches Program

[Spokane Valley] JANUARY 11, 2010

Bob Folkenberg, Jr. teaching how to build an outreach team.

Bob Folkenberg, Jr., UCC President, teaches about building an outreach team.

Pastors and Bible worker coordinators visiting over lunch.

Fifty-three people gathered Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Spokane Valley Adventist Church for a momentous occasion-- the first ever Upper Columbia Conference Bible Worker Coordinator Training.

The training session for pastors and the new Bible worker coordinators marks the first steps the Conference is taking in the new Share the Life initiative. The Bible worker coordinators are a core component of Share the Life, UCC’s evangelism initiative. These coordinators work with area pastors to form member outreach teams, building relationships with seekers and sharing Jesus with them.

Launched late in 2009, Share the Life is a new way of looking at evangelism outreach. Rather than only focusing on public evangelism, Share the Life is allocating resources to train and equip members to live a lifestyle of Christian outreach. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage members to rediscover a passionate relationship with Christ and share that experience with others.

UCC President, Bob Folkenberg, Jr. says, “There is no such thing as a non-witnessing Christian. A Christian is a disciple of Christ, and a disciple of Christ is called to share. We are called to lead others into a passionate lifestyle of evangelism and that’s what Share the Life is about.”

To personally take part in Share the Life, visit www.uccsda.org/discipleship/share-the-life or speak with Dave Livermore, (509) 838-2761.