We base our ministry on Matthew 28:18-20 where Jesus gave the church the great commandment to evangelize all nations and make disciples.
Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
M28evangleism is the grew out of a passion for equipping and mentoring men and women to become passionate, contagious, full-on for Jesus, followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a spiritual battle going on for the souls of men and women. The devil is our adversary hates God’s creation and “seeks to steal, kill an destroy,” John 10:10
The Good News is Jesus has conquered sin, the grave, death and ultimately the devil. Jesus is the only way for mankind to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Jesus is God’s Heavenly Redeemer. Calvary’s cross is our symbol. Jesus is our Victorious King!
We join our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the quest for the souls of mankind, taking the gospel to lost people. It is our goal to equip and coach churches, pastors, and leaders for the harvest to reach lost people with the gospel and to teach them to become committed followers of Jesus Christ. Let me serve you in accomplishing God’s Plan for Evangelism.
Why use M28Evangelism to Equip Your Church?
Jesus Christ commanded His Church and His followers to intentionally take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will hear. Evangelism is the flame of a church on fire for Jesus. Through prayer and evangelism, a church will tear down strongholds in its community see lost people come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8)
To inspire and equip church leaders in the dynamics of strategy development and implementation to
What We Believe:
I. The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.
There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
A. God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Matthew 7:11; 23:9; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7.
B. God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. In His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.
Matthew 1:18-23; 28:1-6,19; John 1:1-18,29; Acts 1:9; Romans 3:23-26; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 Peter 2:21-25;
C. God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination, He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. He bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
John 4:24; 14:16-17,26; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17.
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. God created man in His own image. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
John 1:11-14,29; 3:3-21,36; 5:24; 10:9,28-29; 17:17; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 10:9-10,13; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-9; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.
V. The Church
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, by faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ. Live by His word. Seeks to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ; each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord.
Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.
VI. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour. It is a public profession of faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It is a church ordinance and is a prerequisite to church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.
VIII. Evangelism and Missions
Jesus commanded the Church, every confessing believer, to habitually practice and live out evangelism and be His witnesses. It is a privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. Evangelism is a missionary effort to be carried out by the church. T
Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-53; John 17:15; 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2; Ephesians 3:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 2 Timothy 4:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 11:39-12:2; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 22:17.
X. Disciple Making
Jesus Christ has commanded the church to go and make disciples of all nations/peoples. We are to teach new disciples Jesus teachings, and sayings, consisting of Old and New Testaments. A growing Christian is an eternal student of God’s Word.
Nehemiah 8:1-8; Job 28:28; Psalms 119:11; Proverbs 4:1-10; 8:1-7,11; Matthew 5:2; 7:24ff.; 28:19-20; Luke 2:40; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 2:3,8-9; 1 Timothy 1:3-7; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:14-17; Hebrews 5:12-6:3; James 1:5; 3:17.
Dr. Victor Benavides is a proven leader, a conference speaker, a visionary, and a strategist. He has a burden to see the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ once again have a passion for evangelism and prayer to make Jesus known and see the lost come to a saving knowledge of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Dr. Benavides has led evangelistic mission teams into the inner city and urban centers of America. He has developed, and equipped pastors, church staffs and believers in biblical methods and strategies how to connect with the culture to reach lost people.