Just Ducky & City of Brotherly Love
When it comes to finding unique ways to share the Gospel, David Evans is always on the lookout. Evans, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, recently learned that Springfield and Robertson County have a large population of people who own Jeeps. He also discovered that Jeep owners like rubber ducks. And, did you know that more than 6.3 million people call Philadelphia home? Did you also know that more than 77 percent of the population doesn’t claim to be a part of any faith group? When you consider the number of churches in Philadelphia, there’s an immediate understanding of need.
When it comes to finding unique ways to share the Gospel, David Evans is always on the lookout.
Evans, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, recently learned that Springfield and Robertson County have a large population of people who own Jeeps. He also discovered that Jeep owners like rubber ducks.
“The Jeep community has a thing with rubber ducks,” Evans explained. “When those who have a Jeep see another Jeep in a parking lot, they probably have a rubber duck in their car because in that community, they’ll just walk up and they’ll put it on the hood or in the driver’s door handle and then leave,” he said.
The rubber duck has become a symbol of encouragement to Jeep owners, Evans continued.
On a recent Sunday morning, Evans launched a unique way to reach people in the community, or at least those who drive Jeeps, with the Gospel.
The church bought 500 rubber ducks and had a URL code printed on them which would lead recipients to a page on the church’s website which informs them that “not only does the Jeep community love you, but Jesus also loves them,” Evans said.
With the ducks surrounding him on the platform as he preached, Evans explained what he wanted the congregation to do. When it came time for the congregation to come to the front and get some ducks to pass out, there was a brief hesitancy. Evans realized “it was a sink or swim idea.”
The church responded and so far there have been a numbers of visits and comments at the website indicated on the rubber ducks.
Good News for Today is sponsored by The Voice of the Martyrs
Good News for Today is made possible through our friends at The Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost. Find out more and sign up for their free monthly magazine at vom.org/goodnews.
Did you know that more than 6.3 million people call Philadelphia home? Did you also know that more than 77 percent of the population doesn’t claim to be a part of any faith group? When you consider the number of churches in Philadelphia, there’s an immediate understanding of need. Look at Southern Baptist church in the City of Brotherly Love. There’s one Southern Baptist church for every 32,000 people in Philadelphia. Not only are missionaries needed in Philadelphia, but churches are as well.
Would you pray the Lord would raise up church planters to take the gospel to Philadelphia.
Church Responds to Online Threat, Worship Pastor Wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ & Praising God in Prayer
Police in Haymarket, Virginia responded in textbook fashion to neutralize a threat at an area church on Sunday. A Kentucky pastor recently used an appearance on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune to do more than spin the wheel and win some cash. And, Wesley Duewel, the 20th century missionary and prayer leader, once observed, “Praise gives you the spirit of triumph and overcoming. Praise fires you with holy zeal.
The Maryland Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that a Catholic employer was lawful in denying health benefits to the spouse of a gay married employee because such unions violate church doctrine. This college football season is unlike any other in David Pollack’s life. For as long as he can remember, the sport dominated his Saturdays in ways most people haven’t experienced. And, from 2012-2017, the reality TV series “Duck Dynasty” told many stories of the Robertson family and their duck-call and decoy business. “The Blind,” coming to theaters Sept. 28, tells the story of Phil Robertson’s life before he became a Christian.
Hard times often are described as “going through a valley.” But Bruce Watson, pastor of First Baptist Jeanerette, La., describes life’s valleys as the place where the soil is the richest. Rudy Kebreau and Randal Lyle are bound by far more than their mutual faith and pastoral calling these days. And, maybe your church has a prayer list. But have you ever considered have a personal prayer list? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman says it may help you remain faithful in prayer.