Prayer is one of the most intimate ways we can connect to God. One fascinating feature of prayer is that it is unique between every person and God. No one prays quite the same. Each of us may find ourselves praying in a different way depending on the situation, the need, or what we have to say to God. In this workshop we will look to Scripture and explore various ways we can connect with God through prayer.
For decades, the church has operated on a “come and see” model of evangelism. People were willing to go to church or check out weekly ministries because the church was broadly seen as trustworthy and needed. Sadly, today that is not always the case. Thus in order to connect with the unchurched, our model of evangelism needs to turn outward, shifting from a “come and see” to a “go and connect” mentality. In order to be effective in connecting with the unchurched - we have to start meeting people right where they are. Because guess what? We can’t meet people where they are not. One of the things we notice about Jesus method of connecting with each individual is that they were each a little different. In this workshop we explore some practical ways to connect and share Jesus.
Pastor Nicu Dumbrava is the Personal Ministries Director for the Australian Union Conference. Nicu has been married to Grace for over 29 years and they have two beautiful children. Together they have sought to impact the world for better staring their journey into ministry in 1997 when they moved to Australia. After his graduation from Avondale University in 2001, Nicu served as the pastor in the South NSW Conference and Personal Ministries Director in the WA Conference. He is convinced that if the church today is connected by the power of the Holy Spirit and is feeding on the Word of God it can have the same impact that the early church had.