â€œAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Godâ€™s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies â€“ in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.â€
1 Peter 4:10-11 (ESV)
This is the theme verse for Comm Lab â€“ a four day intensive communication training Keynote conducts each year in Westfield, IN. At Comm Lab, attendees receive one-on-one training from experienced coaches as well as instruction from communication experts. This yearâ€™s 28 participants included Cru staff members, church pastors and community leaders.
Eric Maitlen had this to say about his Comm Lab experience:
My wife Jillian and I lead worship at Mercy Road Church in Carmel, IN and have done music evangelism for the last 10 years across North America, Central America, parts of Europe and Asia. This month we attended Comm Lab for the first time and were blown away by the level of teaching and practical skills training for better communicating the gospel. I found the week to be very challenging as I became aware of and began to break a lot of bad speaking habits I had formed over the years. I also felt as though my eyes were open for the first time to the postmodern mindset that is sweeping our country. There is a way to reach and impact this next generation with the gospel but it will take new methods of communication and evangelism. Thank you Keynote for using your time, resources and manpower to equip me and so many other harvest workers to become more effective evangelists in 2014!
As you can see, Keynoteâ€™s Comm Lab was a great success. Karl helped run tech for the meetings and we even housed one of the participants (who happened to be my close friend-bonus!). As promised, below is another Campus Mid-Year Report excerpt. God is moving! Thank you for being a part of our ministry team.
An Entire Pledge Class
To say itâ€™s rare to find a Christian in the University of Alabama Greek system is an understatement. However, recently a junior in Chi Omega organized an outreach in the football stadium to this yearâ€™s pledge class. Over 1,000 pledges heard the gospel!