Literature evangelism (LE) leaders gathered in Sydney on June 4 for the first time since the decision to restructure Literature Ministry in Australia and New Zealand.
The eight senior LEs met with Adventist Media Literature Ministries coordinator Brenton Lowe and Marketing manager Tim McTernan in Wahroonga, NSW.
The meetings were used to discuss the needs of all aspects of LE work. A survey of 60 LEs was reviewed, identifying the need for continued support of the ministry in various levels of governance, as well as the ongoing need for prayer.
“I really enjoyed it and feel positive that great improvements can be made to the LE work,” said South Australian literature evangelist Rita Pinzone. “I appreciate our voices being heard.”
“Literature Ministry is a simple way members can share their Faith through literature, either as a volunteer or in a self-employed capacity,” Mr Lowe said. “The focus group was an important time of consultation and collaboration as we develop plans for the Literature Ministry relaunch. We want to see literature evangelists in all aspects of Literature Ministry supported and better resourced to reach others for Jesus.”
“The literature evangelists need our support as they conduct this soul winning work,” said Mr McTernan. “I’d encourage church members to keep them in their prayers”
The soul-winning effectiveness of LE ministry was also highlighted, with anonymous survey responses shared.
“I love meeting and connecting with people and sharing my faith and testimony with others while showcasing our books,” one respondent said. “The spiritual high you receive when working for the Lord is simply amazing!”