This website has been developed by people who want to let others know about Jesus. If you sense a call in your own life to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others, then please keep reading! Our desire is to make Jesus known in a way that reflects his character. Jesus is loving, humble, and righteous. We desire to model this and reflect this in our preaching. We do not approve of any form of violence. We seek to comply with local laws in being able to share the gospel message in a way that makes God look attractive — because God is attractive! Our hope is that many people will come to trust in Jesus, who laid down his life, so that they might receive eternal life.
Street preachers are human beings who feel the need to tell others about Jesus in a public way. There are many different "styles" and while there appear to be better as well as inferior styles, there is no one style that is the perfect style. God uses each person, according to their cultural upbringing, and influences which have shaped them. On the other hand, preaching void of a proper understanding of the Bible is to be avoided at all costs. Street preachers (and all believers) should study their Bibles carefully before going out! They should also make it a regular habit of reading their Bibles (daily) so they can be strenghthened in the word. The best street preacher knows the Bible thoroughly.
Do not try and preach like someone else. You certainly can (and should) learn from others, who are successful at preaching. There is nothing wrong with that. However, when you try to emulate another person, or be like them, there is really no need for that, because you are a unique human being, with all sorts of abilities that others may not even have! Preach according to the abilities that God has given you. Learn from others, and be motivated and even encouraged by others. All this is fine and to be expected. But to try and "be" another person when you preach, that is wrong. Be yourself, and also be teachable. This means that, yes, you may have to change or grow in some areas. We all grow through the process of time. If you want to really learn how to preach, get to know God well, and get to know his word especially well. You only merit being heard to the extent that you know the word of God. When you preach, you do not preach your opinions, but God's truth!
When Jesus sent people out to preach, he sent them out two by two. This does not mean there cannot be more than two, but there should be at least two when you go out. Why might this be important? Unfortunately, people could falsely accuse you of doing something you did not do, if you go out alone. Jesus knows this, which is probably one reason he sent his disciples out two by two. On the other hand, there is a very practical (down to earth) reason why you should go out with (at least) one other person, and that is for mutual encouragement. Ecclesiastes tells us that two is better than one, and that a three stranded cord is not easily broken. While some believe this is a statement on marriage, it is more generically a statement on working together. The third "strand" in that passage is thought to be the Holy Spirit. When you and your brother are going out together, you can and will strengthen and encourage each other. Please, if there is no one else to go with, take it as a sign that you are not to go out on this particular day!
There are really two purposes for cameras. One is for your protection, and the other is for the sake of promoting the gospel. From the standpoint of security, you may decide to use a body-mounted camera. A lower priced camera like the AKASO V50 Pro can be attached via a Go Pro mount (available on Amazon, it is about 1/3 the price of a Go Pro), but use whatever you want and make sure to do your research first. If you are intending to share your preaching via social media, you really should have your friend film you, as it will be much more stable. An iPhone or Android camera can be used which may produce great results. Note that body mounted cameras are often used for security. They do not produce great footage for social media! Filming your preaching can be used to encourage others to do the same and even bring people to Christ.
You should be mindful of laws which may or may not allow a loudspeaker to be used. In some cases, a loudspeaker may be used, but must be within a certain decibel level. Check your local laws!
Preach where there are people! Be careful not to preach in private locations, but be sure you are on public land. Know your rights and check your local, state/provincial, and federal laws.
Full disclosure: we provide WordPress installations (which you can use to create a sophisticated website, even if you are not experienced). But we also provide these because we know the power of websites and use them ourselves. We firmly believe that, yes, a website is of good value, as long as you can obtain the right help in putting it together. Yes, there is a learning curve (for some it will be small, and others may find it more challenging). We are well aware of all of this. The good news is that technology has advanced hugely in the last ten years! Putting together a website is not as daunting as it used to be, and in fact, it can be quite fun. (Even "grannies" put together websites these days.)
If you sense God calling you to become a street preacher, or you already are a street preacher, and you would like to take advantage of vital ministry tools that we have to offer at a fraction of the price, then we would be happy to serve you. Our mission is to raise up and support street preachers by providing:
1. Easy-to-use WordPress website technology and other technology tools,
2. Freely downloadable tracts that can be printed on any standard or home-based printer,
3. An on-line fellowship where street preachers can receive encouragement and support.
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This website has been developed by Street Preachers. We are passionately in love with Jesus and have discovered his goodness and mercy towards all who will call upon his name. Our desire is to make Jesus known in a way that reflects his character. Jesus is loving, humble, and righteous. We desire to model this and reflect this in our preaching. We do not approve of any form of violence. We seek to comply with local laws in being able to share the gospel message in a way that makes God look attractive — because God is attractive! Our hope is that many people will come to trust in Jesus, who laid down his life, so that they might receive eternal life.