The result of going public with the church’s ministry is entertainment evangelism. One of the best examples of this kind of innovative, public church is Community Church of Joy, a Lutheran congregation that has five different kinds of worship services. Walt Kallestad explains how worship is integrated with evangelism and how the result of this combination is a renewed passion for the praise, adoration, and service of the Lord. It is controversial for church leaders to admit that human drama, or an appeal to our emotions and senses, has always been part of Christian worship. But Entertainment Evangelism makes a fresh case for the kind of church that takes an unflinching public stance in favor of the good news that comes in Jesus Christ.
Walt Kallestad is Senior Pastor of The Community Church of Joy in Phoenix, Arizona.