Christ gave us the Great Commission... to tell our friends, neighbors and others about God's offer of grace and salvation. Sometimes that's a little intimidating when we try to go it alone. Ed Stetzer talks with Sammy Wanyonyi of Shine in the World Ministries on how to demonstrate God's love in creative ways to lead people in churches here at home and all over the world... to a relationship with Christ. Also, joining Ed is Laurel Bunker, a Campus Pastor at Bethel University. They'll discuss the issues in our world impacting young people today and how to disciple them in Christ.
Dr. Sammy Wanyonyi is a world evangelist. He is the Founder, President and Lead Communicator of Shine in the World Ministries based in Minneapolis, MN. Sammy speaks the language of today’s generation as he proclaims God’s truth rooted in the Bible. His message is biblical, fresh and practical making sense to his diverse audiences that have included students, governors, scholars, presidents of nations and of corporations, as well as masses of everyday people. From small informal gatherings to large stadiums, Sammy brings the message of peace, love, and reconciliation with God, others, the self, and the environment through Jesus Christ.
Laurel Bunker grew up as an African-American Catholic girl in a low-income neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. Even then, a sense of mission was core to how Laurel saw herself and her place in this world. Professionally, she's served in many roles, from advocating for low-income single moms with the Jeremiah Program to running Black Achievers with the YMCA. Today, she serves as the first female and first African-American campus pastor at Bethel University, a Christian private school in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.
Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.