Evangelism Explosion (EE) started in 1962 by Dr. D. James Kennedy. As a young pastor, Jim watched all his attempts to grow his first congregation go down the tubes. His church attendance dipped. Recalling those difficult times, he said, "Extrapolation made it clear that I had two-and-a-half months of ministry left before I was preaching to only my wife—and she was threatening to go to the Baptist Church down the street!".
Jim called this time the lowest point in his ministry. It was then that friend, and pastor, Kennedy Smartt, invited Jim to assist him in, of all things, a series of evangelistic services in Scottdale, Georgia, "I who had decimated one church was being asked to ship my technique across state lines. Have plague will travel!" quipped Jim.
During those 10 days of meetings, Jim simply went out with his friend and watched him engage people spiritually. By the end of the meetings, 54 people made professions of faith in Christ. Jim returned to Fort Lauderdale with the seeds that eventually became Evangelism Explosion. His church began to grow, and grow. In a brief 12-year period, church membership increased from 17 to 2,000.
Realizing that he couldn't do this alone, he made witness-training a bedrock of his ministry, utilizing on-the-job training. In 1967, his Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church was singled out as the most rapidly expanding church in America. In 1972, EE was incorporated with its own staff and Board of Directors. As it spread to other countries, EE materials were translated into other languages. By 1984 more training clinics were held overseas than were held in the US.
In early 1996 EE was planted in all nations of the world. Materials have been translated into more than 70 different languages and clinics have been held in many nations. But there is still much work yet to be done developing national leadership and establishing strong, indigenous (Self-governed, self-financed and Self expanding) ministries in every nation. The first EE Clinic in Burundi was held in 1992.
Evangelism Explosion Burundi (EE BurundI) is a non-profit association authorized by the Ministerial Ordinance Nbr.530/826 signed on the 6th 0f June 2012. It is both a Christian and Interdenominational Association, which means that it collaborates with any christian denomination.
EE is an effective way to train leaders to equip people in personal, relational evangelism. Through EE, people become the type of witnesses that Christ intends for us all to be. EE trains people to really connect with those around them and build stronger relationships. Using this platform, it is easier for someone to share the Good News simply and confidently. Ultimately, we want to help people to lead their friends to a relationship with Jesus.
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Evangelism Explosion Burundi is a ministry that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. It utilizes a variety of components including prayer, actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, and the principle of spiritual multiplication.
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