Help Reach 1 Billion People with the Gospel

Help Reach 1 Billion People with the Gospel

Want to be part of a spiritual tsunami? Werner Nachtigal, International President of Global Outreach Days, encourages believers to get involved with Go 2020, a movement that hopes to reach 1 billion people with the gospel during the month of May in 2020. Listen to Taylor Berglund’s conversation with Nachitgal and find out how you can join in.

15 Minutes • 3 months ago

Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

Guest: Werner Nachtigal

 

Want to be part of a spiritual tsunami? Werner Nachtigal, International President of Global Outreach Days, encourages believers to get involved with Go 2020, a movement that hopes to reach 1 billion people with the gospel during the month of May in 2020.

 

The Great Commission is not an optional assignment for the church, yet 93 percent of its members never share the gospel with others. The goal of Go 2020 is to mobilize 100 million Christians to share the gospel in May 2020, for 1 million new churches, faith communities and small groups to be planted, and to disciple 20 million new believers and integrate them into existing and new churches.

 

Listen to Taylor Berglund’s conversation with Nachitgal and find out how you can join in.

 

Introduction

Taylor Berglund: I'm Taylor Berglund, associate editor of Charisma Magazine. Today, I'm excited to welcome in the studio with me Werner Nachtigal. You have a very cool event that's coming up next year, just around the corner really. It's coming up in May 2020. It's called Go 2020. Can you share a little bit about what is this event and why you wanted to do this?

 

Werner Nachtigal: Actually, I would say it's more than an event. The main motto is “Every Believer is a Witness.” Imagine, we have over 1.4 billion Chinese Christians, and they all jumped from a chair at the same time. What will happen? I don't know if they could shake the world, but I believe if every believer is a witness, we can reach the world. The main goal is to mobilize. … I’m talking about worldwide … 100 million Christians to pray and to share the gospel. We will start early May with prayer, with different prayer networks around the world. We want to pray for the harvest. There are gatherings in Nigeria in the biggest arena of the world. I've never seen something like that. Only the stage is for 10,000 people. If the place is packed, there are maybe 2 million people. There are prayer gatherings in different places, but it's mainly about the ordinary believer coming together, maybe two or three, or a church would pray. So, this will start early May. Then we are training believers many different ways mainly how to share the gospel in a personal conversation. Then we want to ask every believer in that month to reach at least one person. But we have over a billion Christians. What will happen if everybody shares his faith? Probably this will be a spiritual tsunami and we want to see a spiritual tsunami.

 

Taylor Berglund: So, the goal is to reach 1 billion people with the gospel then in May 2020?

 

Werner Nachtigal: That's a big goal, to reach people around the globe with the gospel. We started Global Outreach Day 2012. Since that time, we've mobilized so many believers. Many of them shared their faith for the first time. Right now, nearly 11 million people got saved and it’s going on because Christians are going out and sharing the gospel. It is absolutely impressive. Last year in the Dominican Republic, a lady got raped the night before Global Outreach Day. That day, she was on a way to commit suicide, but the whole church was active. More than 200,000 Christians were active, sharing the gospel. So instead of committing suicide, that girl got saved. Now she got baptized and is following Jesus as part of a church. We want to ask every church to send out the believers to share Christ everywhere. We want to flap the world with the gospel. I’m from Germany, and for 21 years I had never heard the gospel. Church was for me a very boring place for me. My dream was to become a rock star because I saw that's a fancy lifestyle. But when I heard the gospel that Jesus died on a cross a rose on the third day. He is alive … that was greatest news I've ever heard and I immediately began to share the gospel. We want to ask every church, every believer, share Christ in the month of May with at least one person

 

Taylor Berglund: You're getting into that a little bit with sharing your story. But for you, what is it about evangelism that's so exciting for you, because I feel like a lot of people these days are not as excited about evangelism as maybe you'd want them to be.

 

·         Get involved with Global Outreach Day

 

Werner Nachtigal: For me, the gospel is the greatest message ever. I'm traveling around the world. I’ve been in 117 countries. I’ve met so many different people. When I met Christ, that was a greatest moment of my life. And without Christ, I was living without hope. I felt lost. When I met Jesus that changed my life immediately. So, as believers, we have the greatest message on Earth. Then Jesus said, we have to do it. I know that many Christians, for them, evangelism means probably a famous evangelist is coming, or some strange people on Hollywood Boulevard. But, if you know how much fun you will have if you share the gospel, if you know how to do it. I'm working on a book and the title is Evangelism, to change our mindset, like me in the supermarket. I saw a guy at the counter I paid for my pizza. I said sir and you are. so frankly for me, the worker of the month. His reaction? He was smiling, and a couple of days later, I met him again and then I had a long conversation about Christ with him. We have a different approach when it comes to evangelism. First of all, we have to get their attention and we have to show interest and not preach or come from the wrong side. But if Christians know how easy it is to talk to people and to tell them about Jesus, wow, then maybe this will change. The goal in May 2020 is to train millions of believers in simply personal evangelism so that then when they are, maybe a nurse in the hospital, she can share Christ while she's working. A businessman to another business man. I know that if evangelism was different, blessings, we will receive everything. But as always, when I share the gospel, I'm blessed afterwards.

 

Taylor Berglund: We were just talking off mic right before we got started here about recent research that shows that among the next generation, nearly half of them not only don't evangelize but think it's wrong to evangelize. And that's obviously very concerning for a lot of Christian leaders. It’s got to be concerning for an evangelistic-minded guy like you. What tips would you give to the next generation so that they realize evangelism isn’t wrong, so that they can be more effective at it?

 

What They’re Saying About Go 2020

·         “Go out there, step out in faith. Do something you haven’t done before!” – Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limbs

·          I want to take a moment to encourage you to be a part of Go 2020. Dare to Share exists to energize the church to mobilize youth to gospelize the world. We are all about seeing teenagers reach their friends for Christ!” – Debbie Bresina, President of Dare to Share

·         If the body of Christ will trust God and work together in unity, I do not find it hard to believe that 1 billion people could be exposed to the gospel in May 2020. – Steve Douglass, International President of Campus Crusade for Christ

 

Werner Nachtigal: So, what is wrong and what is right? The Bible is our foundation, and Jesus said that we have to go. This will not change. This is not an option. If I see that the power of the gospel can change lives and I know the truth, and because of Jesus, I will spend eternity with God. And there are people they've never heard the gospel and God is calling me to share the gospel. Then I can learn it. I've trained over a million people in meetings around the world in the last years. I've seen so many believers after the training go wow, God can use me, and they began to share the gospel, like a young girl in Germany. One day, she came to me and she said, I was too shy and thought evangelism is for these famous evangelists, and God cannot use me. So, after the training, she led five people to Lord. In Germany, not Lagos, Nigeria, in Germany, a man who was nearly blind was able to see. There was another research that said young people are leaving great churches. The main point is they were not leaving churches because of the preacher. The main point was, they've never experienced that God could use them. So, if you experience that God can use you, this is so powerful. I made a decision many years ago to reach at least one person every week. Sometimes, I'm not always excited. I'm not always on fire. I made a decision to do it. But very often when I've shared my faith with others, I was blessed afterwards. Not long ago I was calling a lady on a call center, I had a problem with my flight, and during the conversation as she managed my problem, I began to tell her about Jesus. Can you imagine? On the cell phone, I led her to Christ. I mean, it was so much fun. So, in my daily life, sitting in a taxi or wherever I am, sharing Christ. I've learned a bit how to do it and not the stupid way. … Like, I'm here from a Charismatic church and I want to tell you you're living in sin. That makes no sense. But if you see how Jesus started a conversation … like in John 4 … the lady … he started talking about daily life things. He talked about water. If we start from a point where the people where the person is or, I can make jokes and have a lot of fun … then I can share Christ But I really believe that first of all, God said, we have to do it. And the gospel is such a powerful message. I've seen so many lives changed because of the gospel. One story which is outstanding, and I will go to Uganda next month, there was a young girl 13 years old, and she got saved because of our Global Launch Day. Her dad died a couple of weeks later. I saw her sharing that testimony. That girl prayed for her dead father, and God used this young girl, 13 years old, to raise a dead man. This is quite amazing. We’ve seen quite a lot of powerful testimonies how God could use a young girl, every believer, if we are really willing to leave our comfort zone and to do something.

 

For the rest of the interview with Werner Nachtigal, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with Werner Nachtigal

·         At go2020.world

·         At Globaloutreachday.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         Global Outreach Day Twitter

Episode Notes

Charisma Connection

Guest: Werner Nachtigal

 

Want to be part of a spiritual tsunami? Werner Nachtigal, International President of Global Outreach Days, encourages believers to get involved with Go 2020, a movement that hopes to reach 1 billion people with the gospel during the month of May in 2020.

 

The Great Commission is not an optional assignment for the church, yet 93 percent of its members never share the gospel with others. The goal of Go 2020 is to mobilize 100 million Christians to share the gospel in May 2020, for 1 million new churches, faith communities and small groups to be planted, and to disciple 20 million new believers and integrate them into existing and new churches.

 

Listen to Taylor Berglund’s conversation with Nachitgal and find out how you can join in.

 

Introduction

Taylor Berglund: I'm Taylor Berglund, associate editor of Charisma Magazine. Today, I'm excited to welcome in the studio with me Werner Nachtigal. You have a very cool event that's coming up next year, just around the corner really. It's coming up in May 2020. It's called Go 2020. Can you share a little bit about what is this event and why you wanted to do this?

 

Werner Nachtigal: Actually, I would say it's more than an event. The main motto is “Every Believer is a Witness.” Imagine, we have over 1.4 billion Chinese Christians, and they all jumped from a chair at the same time. What will happen? I don't know if they could shake the world, but I believe if every believer is a witness, we can reach the world. The main goal is to mobilize. … I’m talking about worldwide … 100 million Christians to pray and to share the gospel. We will start early May with prayer, with different prayer networks around the world. We want to pray for the harvest. There are gatherings in Nigeria in the biggest arena of the world. I've never seen something like that. Only the stage is for 10,000 people. If the place is packed, there are maybe 2 million people. There are prayer gatherings in different places, but it's mainly about the ordinary believer coming together, maybe two or three, or a church would pray. So, this will start early May. Then we are training believers many different ways mainly how to share the gospel in a personal conversation. Then we want to ask every believer in that month to reach at least one person. But we have over a billion Christians. What will happen if everybody shares his faith? Probably this will be a spiritual tsunami and we want to see a spiritual tsunami.

 

Taylor Berglund: So, the goal is to reach 1 billion people with the gospel then in May 2020?

 

Werner Nachtigal: That's a big goal, to reach people around the globe with the gospel. We started Global Outreach Day 2012. Since that time, we've mobilized so many believers. Many of them shared their faith for the first time. Right now, nearly 11 million people got saved and it’s going on because Christians are going out and sharing the gospel. It is absolutely impressive. Last year in the Dominican Republic, a lady got raped the night before Global Outreach Day. That day, she was on a way to commit suicide, but the whole church was active. More than 200,000 Christians were active, sharing the gospel. So instead of committing suicide, that girl got saved. Now she got baptized and is following Jesus as part of a church. We want to ask every church to send out the believers to share Christ everywhere. We want to flap the world with the gospel. I’m from Germany, and for 21 years I had never heard the gospel. Church was for me a very boring place for me. My dream was to become a rock star because I saw that's a fancy lifestyle. But when I heard the gospel that Jesus died on a cross a rose on the third day. He is alive … that was greatest news I've ever heard and I immediately began to share the gospel. We want to ask every church, every believer, share Christ in the month of May with at least one person

 

Taylor Berglund: You're getting into that a little bit with sharing your story. But for you, what is it about evangelism that's so exciting for you, because I feel like a lot of people these days are not as excited about evangelism as maybe you'd want them to be.

 

·         Get involved with Global Outreach Day

 

Werner Nachtigal: For me, the gospel is the greatest message ever. I'm traveling around the world. I’ve been in 117 countries. I’ve met so many different people. When I met Christ, that was a greatest moment of my life. And without Christ, I was living without hope. I felt lost. When I met Jesus that changed my life immediately. So, as believers, we have the greatest message on Earth. Then Jesus said, we have to do it. I know that many Christians, for them, evangelism means probably a famous evangelist is coming, or some strange people on Hollywood Boulevard. But, if you know how much fun you will have if you share the gospel, if you know how to do it. I'm working on a book and the title is Evangelism, to change our mindset, like me in the supermarket. I saw a guy at the counter I paid for my pizza. I said sir and you are. so frankly for me, the worker of the month. His reaction? He was smiling, and a couple of days later, I met him again and then I had a long conversation about Christ with him. We have a different approach when it comes to evangelism. First of all, we have to get their attention and we have to show interest and not preach or come from the wrong side. But if Christians know how easy it is to talk to people and to tell them about Jesus, wow, then maybe this will change. The goal in May 2020 is to train millions of believers in simply personal evangelism so that then when they are, maybe a nurse in the hospital, she can share Christ while she's working. A businessman to another business man. I know that if evangelism was different, blessings, we will receive everything. But as always, when I share the gospel, I'm blessed afterwards.

 

Taylor Berglund: We were just talking off mic right before we got started here about recent research that shows that among the next generation, nearly half of them not only don't evangelize but think it's wrong to evangelize. And that's obviously very concerning for a lot of Christian leaders. It’s got to be concerning for an evangelistic-minded guy like you. What tips would you give to the next generation so that they realize evangelism isn’t wrong, so that they can be more effective at it?

 

What They’re Saying About Go 2020

·         “Go out there, step out in faith. Do something you haven’t done before!” – Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limbs

·          I want to take a moment to encourage you to be a part of Go 2020. Dare to Share exists to energize the church to mobilize youth to gospelize the world. We are all about seeing teenagers reach their friends for Christ!” – Debbie Bresina, President of Dare to Share

·         If the body of Christ will trust God and work together in unity, I do not find it hard to believe that 1 billion people could be exposed to the gospel in May 2020. – Steve Douglass, International President of Campus Crusade for Christ

 

Werner Nachtigal: So, what is wrong and what is right? The Bible is our foundation, and Jesus said that we have to go. This will not change. This is not an option. If I see that the power of the gospel can change lives and I know the truth, and because of Jesus, I will spend eternity with God. And there are people they've never heard the gospel and God is calling me to share the gospel. Then I can learn it. I've trained over a million people in meetings around the world in the last years. I've seen so many believers after the training go wow, God can use me, and they began to share the gospel, like a young girl in Germany. One day, she came to me and she said, I was too shy and thought evangelism is for these famous evangelists, and God cannot use me. So, after the training, she led five people to Lord. In Germany, not Lagos, Nigeria, in Germany, a man who was nearly blind was able to see. There was another research that said young people are leaving great churches. The main point is they were not leaving churches because of the preacher. The main point was, they've never experienced that God could use them. So, if you experience that God can use you, this is so powerful. I made a decision many years ago to reach at least one person every week. Sometimes, I'm not always excited. I'm not always on fire. I made a decision to do it. But very often when I've shared my faith with others, I was blessed afterwards. Not long ago I was calling a lady on a call center, I had a problem with my flight, and during the conversation as she managed my problem, I began to tell her about Jesus. Can you imagine? On the cell phone, I led her to Christ. I mean, it was so much fun. So, in my daily life, sitting in a taxi or wherever I am, sharing Christ. I've learned a bit how to do it and not the stupid way. … Like, I'm here from a Charismatic church and I want to tell you you're living in sin. That makes no sense. But if you see how Jesus started a conversation … like in John 4 … the lady … he started talking about daily life things. He talked about water. If we start from a point where the people where the person is or, I can make jokes and have a lot of fun … then I can share Christ But I really believe that first of all, God said, we have to do it. And the gospel is such a powerful message. I've seen so many lives changed because of the gospel. One story which is outstanding, and I will go to Uganda next month, there was a young girl 13 years old, and she got saved because of our Global Launch Day. Her dad died a couple of weeks later. I saw her sharing that testimony. That girl prayed for her dead father, and God used this young girl, 13 years old, to raise a dead man. This is quite amazing. We’ve seen quite a lot of powerful testimonies how God could use a young girl, every believer, if we are really willing to leave our comfort zone and to do something.

 

For the rest of the interview with Werner Nachtigal, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with Werner Nachtigal

·         At go2020.world

·         At Globaloutreachday.com

·         On Facebook

·         On Twitter

·         Global Outreach Day Twitter

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