Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Help us develop a “preachers pack”

The Voice of the Martyrs is working on developing what we are calling a “preachers pack” – a downloadable file containing resources that would help church leaders preach and/or teach on the persecution of Christians around the world.  We are considering including such things as:

  • testimonies of persecuted believers, both historical and contemporary
  • pictures with stories that can be integrated into a Powerpoint presentation
  • a brief biblical theology of persecution
  • suggested passages that can be preached on
  • some basic facts on persecution in the world today
  • a printable prayer map
  • prayer suggestions
  • links to high-res videos that can be shown in a meeting
  • links to various online and downloadable resources

As a former pastor, I know that I rarely ever referred to the persecuted except in a context of being thankful for our freedoms in Canada. I am ashamed of that now and wish that I had been both challenged and equipped to preach on persecution. 

If you are a church leader or teacher, can I ask you to give me some suggestions as to what you think would be helpful?  You can use the comments section on this post or email me using our contact form. I am really looking for help with this and would be grateful to hear from some of you.  Thanks!

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