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Nathan McConnell

Nathan McConnell

Nathan McConnell has served as the director of Deaf Outreach since 2005, a position which entails overseeing the deaf camps each week of the summer, teaching sign language in churches and establishing deaf ministries, and coordinating deaf outreaches for the purpose of evangelism and promotion of the Ranch's camps for deaf young people. In 2013, Nathan agreed to become the administrator of Bill Rice Bible Institute, a one-year training program for high school graduates, ages 18-25. He and his wife Rebekah have two young sons, Warren and Walter.

The public invitation as it is handled in most fundamental churches is essentially a singular method: the altar call. As I have said, I don't believe that the altar call is the most ideal method of th...
Dr. John R. Rice used a simple method for inviting lost people to respond in his campaigns. He would say (and I'm paraphrasing a bit), "Let me ask you to do three things. Pray at your seat to trust Ch...
So preaching sets up the invitation, or at least, it should. Preaching does not always invite (as we have seen); sometimes it merely informs. That's OK. The important thing to keep in mind is that whe...
Healthy debate is done following the rules of logic. If you are expecting to prove a point, you should plan on presenting your side using logical arguments and reasons that support your conclusions. F...
"The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk."—Exodus 23:19 Does it seem like a strange command to g...
The public invitation is a fairly recent development in evangelical history. Charles Finney is credited with the initiation of a public response when he used his new method called "the anxious seat." ...
"Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not..."—Mark 9:38-39   Because of the spe...
"Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?"—Romans 6:1 "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should...
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.—Proverbs 29:15 One frustration that is bound to confront any parent is a child’s complete ignorance of every...
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”—Acts 2:38 A new generatio...

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