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MISSION OF GOD

2019 ANNUAL REPORT


EVANGELISM EXPLOSION INTERNATIONAL
On the Inside: THE MISSION OF GOD
The Mission of God
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Barna Research study found that only 17% of people We must REVITALIZE our ministry here in the United
who attend church knew what the Great Commission States, so that we can assist the Church to accept her call to
is. Does that surprise you? How can we, as believers, share the Gospel.
OUR MISSION :: REVITALIZE We must ENGAGE the next generation to pick up the

ONLY 17%
obey the mission of God if we don’t know what that mission is?
Church Spotlight In today’s post-modern world, many people believe that baton and continue to further the Kingdom of God.
U.S. Ministry Update evangelism simply no longer works. But here, at Evangelism We must MOBILIZE ministry within every nation on
Explosion International, we have seen millions of lives earth to finish the task God has called us to do.
OUR MISSION :: ENGAGE changed for eternity because believers stepped out and Every year, we get closer to seeing the Great Commission
EE ChangeMakers of churchgoers know shared their faith. That propels us to keep moving forward completed. The ratio of believers to non-believers continues

the Great Commission. and, by God’s grace, to continue furthering His mission. to narrow. But each of us needs to do our part.
Hope for Kids Update
Friends, we are not finished until every believer Thank you for joining us in revitalizing, engaging,
knows how to share their faith. Our vision, “every and mobilizing the Church so we can continue
OUR MISSION :: MOBILIZE Barna Research Group,
“The Great Commission Study,” (2018) nation equipping every people group and every obeying the mission of God!
Congress 2019 age group to witness to every person,” can only
Mobilizing for Multiplication be realized through the local Church in every
nation on earth. That is why we have decided
On the Horizon :: GO2020 to focus on three areas to encourage this to Rev. John B. Sorensen
happen. President and CEO, Evangelism Explosion International

2019 Fiscal Year in Review


Our Commitment to You
EVERY NATION EQUIPPING EVERY PEOPLE GROUP AND EVERY AGE GROUP TO WITNESS TO EVERY PERSON
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O U R M I S S I O N : : R E V I TA L I Z E

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ocated just outside of Dallas, Texas, Church on the Hill But the church’s direction broadened last summer when
in Mesquite, didn’t have a lot of money and had never they hosted an Equip America event in their city. The pastors
organized a missions trip, but they had a heart to reach who attended were excited to see first-hand an evangelistic
their community for Jesus Christ. model that could work in their community. But they needed
When John Lay became the pastor in 2017, he believed to learn how.
the congregation of about 60 attendees had potential. He Within a few months, Church on the Hill introduced EE
had been introduced to Evangelism Explosion as a new tools to these new churches and trained them how to follow
believer and had used EE at various churches. He needed to up with the people they meet, getting them involved in Bible
find a way to integrate it in Mesquite. study and prayer.

SMALL CHURCH BECOMES A BEACON OF LIGHT


“If everyone in my flock could learn how to share their The congregation at Church on the Hill was excited and
faith, study the Bible, and learn how to pray, I figured I was wanted to do more. In October, they traveled to Houston to
doing my job as a pastor,” said Lay. assist with another Equip America event. In 2020, they plan to
Lay hand-picked four individuals to train as EE trainers. hold their very first domestic missions trip to Tucson, Arizona,

We’re not done


The next year, ten people signed up for the church’s first and they have commited to joining Equip America events in
official EE semester. In 2019, the church completed its fourth seven cities throughout the year!
semester and trained one-third of the entire congregation in “It’s transformed the way our church looks at missions,”
EE. During that time, 44 people joined the church—22 were said Lay. “We’re not done until every person knows how to
baptized as new believers. share the Gospel or Jesus returns.”
until every person knows how to share the Gospel.
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O U R M I S S I O N : : R E V I TA L I Z E

REACHING THE WORLD IN THE U.S.

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s people from different nations component became a necessity. The first
pour into the United States, we bi-lingual Equip America event was held
are faced with new and amazing in Northwest Arkansas followed by four
opportunities to share the Gospel of events in Texas (McKinney, Mesquite,
Jesus Christ. Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley).
Awaken churches. Change cities. Transform culture.
This year, the churches that have A partnership with local churches and
reached out to EE are more diverse than 14 total events (2018-2019) Christian radio stations, Equip America
ever before. Out of the 100 new churches 773 believers from 190 churches is an effort to change the conversation
that started EE in 2019, 28 were Hispanic, trained to share their faith about evangelism in the United States.
21 were Korean, one was Chinese, and Each event introduces local churches to
109 pastors introduced to EE
one was Burmese. Less than 50% of all a Gospel presentation and allows them
new churches spoke English as their first 777 people heard the Gospel to see how it works in their communities.
language. These churches want to reach 196 professions of faith Jim Collins, WAY Radio in Jacksonville,

991 CHURCHES
their communities with the Gospel but Florida, said, “I saw our listeners come
simply don’t know how. that day as both laymen and pastors in
In addition, our new outreach, Equip America, the ministry and leave with a better grip on how to share
became bi-lingual. As these one-day, multi-church events their faith, armed with new techniques and motivation that

actively equipping witnesses in the United States moved across the southern states, the need for a Spanish they didn’t have when they arrived.”

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OUR MISSION :: ENGAGE

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ne year ago, Bianca had no ChangeMakers training program in Fiji in June and July with
idea what career she wanted eight interns from three different countries. These students
to pursue. But she did know learned about EE’s training tools and the various ministries
one thing: she wanted her life to that EE has around the world.
matter for the sake of Jesus. They also had the opportunity to put these training tools
Last summer, Bianca took a step of faith. She left her into practice by sharing the Gospel and training others in
home in Florida to spend six weeks in Nadi, Fiji, at a summer the local community. During the program, students trained

YOUNG ADULTS DISCOVER GOD’S PURPOSE IN EE


EE CHANGEMAKERS STORY

internship program called EE ChangeMakers. During that 29 people how to share the Gospel, and they introduced 31
time, she felt God confirm His call on her life: to take the Good people to a relationship with Jesus Christ!
News to the ends of the earth. “I joined EE ChangeMakers to pursue God and to discover
“I think there is something so powerful about the fact his call on my life,” said Maddie, another young woman who
that God can use anyone,” said Bianca. She will spend the next participated in the internship. She found not only a passion
two years serving with the EE team in the USA. for Christ, but for seeing the lost come to know Him as well.
there is something so powerful about the fact that
God can use anyone.
Through EE ChangeMakers, Evangelism Explosion is Several of the students who attended the EE
building a global team of young adults who will change the ChangeMakers program will serve in EE ministries around the
world by making Jesus known. EE kicked off the very first EE globe over the next two years.

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OUR MISSION :: ENGAGE

CHILDREN POINT THE WAY TO CHRIST


Hope for Kids is a partnership with Kids EE, One Hope, and The Mailbox Club. Children grow in their faith and learn how to share it
with others. Here are a few stories of children around the world whose lives were recently changed through Hope for Kids.

BURUNDI : : Although Clovis was born to a Christian family, MEXICO : : Alfredo likes to attend church even though his
he was angry, bitter, and lonely. He avoided church because family is not Christian. He showed an interest in learning
he “loved his loneliness.” One day, his older brother, a Hope more about God at Hope for Kids. He was always one of the
for Kids trainer, shared the Gospel with him. Clovis prayed to first kids to learn the lesson and finish the crafts. His teacher
receive Jesus, and everything changed. He became obedient says that he now shares the Gospel without shame and puts
and happy, and he began to enjoy being around other into practice what he learns in Hope for Kids.”
children.
RUSSIA : : Two sisters, Sogdiana and Rayhkon visited a
HONDURAS : : Lizzy attended Hope for Kids as part of festival put on by Hope for Kids. As part of a Muslim family,

370,000 CHILDREN
a church discipleship program with her cousin Estrellita. they were confused about what was going on but listened
During the class, she prayed to receive Jesus Christ. Today, very carefully to the Gospel message. When they heard it,
her mother attends church with her and assists with the they wanted to know Jesus and prayed to receive eternal

learned how to share their faith through Hope for Kids. children’s ministry. life.

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OUR MISSION :: MOBILIZE

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very three years, Evangelism Explosion holds
an international Congress of Nations, where all
Magiel and her team recently were invited to train 300
youth from multiple churches in one Bolivian city how to
80 NATIONS
participated in the 4th Congress held in Albania
multiplying nations can gather to celebrate successes, share their faith. She is now receiving even more invitations
learn from each other, and plan for the future. But one of the from churches in other cities across the country.
most critical aspects of our Congress is how it reminds each Kristiane, who also joined Magiel at the Congress, is
of our nations that they are not alone. excited about the future ministry in Bolivia. “At the Congress,
The nation of Bolivia joined the Congress for the first I learned the value of teamwork,” she said. “Our teamwork
time this year and in record time: only eighteen months— needs to grow not only within our nation, but so we can help

CONGRESS 2019 : : NO NATION STANDS ALONE


three years earlier than projected. Among their team were other countries grow as well.” EE Bolivia plans to work with
two of the youngest delegates at the Congress. Magiel (23) EE-USA to help other nations like Peru grow and reach their
shared with us that she sometimes feels overwhelmed with status as a multiplying nation.
the difficulties of doing her job as a field worker. Partnership is what the Congress of Nations is all about.
“In some ways, I feel like I’m drowning in a glass of water,” Michal Krchnak, National Director of EE Czech Republic, was
said Magiel. “At the Congress, I saw the challenges that thrilled to be inducted this year as a multiplying nation.
other countries have, and I realized that we have so many “I was very glad that I was not alone at the Congress. Also,
opportunities in our country. My road blocks are nothing. I now I know that I will not be alone as we implement what we
now feel that anything is possible with God!” learned.”

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OUR MISSION :: MOBILIZE

MOBILIZING FOR MULTIPLICATION


1,892 37,000 810,000
EE Training Churches People*
Events Globally Being Trained
around the Implementing to Share their
World EE Faith

810,000 PEOPLE* 11.85 MILLION people professed faith in Jesus Christ in 2019!
* includes children and adults

being trained to share their faith around the world


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A LOOK AHEAD

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his year, Evangelism Explosion is partnering with The course is completed in five short segments:
Global Outreach Day to help every believer be what v Getting Started
God called them to be: a witness. The goal: challenge v Diagnostic Questions
100,000 believers to share their faith with ten people during v Sharing the Gospel
the month of May. That means, ONE BILLION people will v Leading in Commitment
hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ in just one month. v Beginning in Discipleship
This is an incredible vision, but many believers do not In each section, a video explains how participants can
share their faith simply because they don’t know how. get started sharing the Gospel right where they are in their

ON THE HORIZON : : GO2020 every believer is a witness


This is where Evangelism Explosion steps in. We homes and communities. Each section includes quizzes
developed a free online course in English and Spanish that and passages of Scripture to go along with the lesson. After
will walk believers through how to share the Gospel with their course completion, we encourage participants to connect
families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. We encourage further with us and invite their pastor and local church to get
participants to go through the class together with other involved.
believers in their church or community, and EE trainers have This course paves the way for more online Gospel training
the option to moderate the course with participants from courses in the future. Visit ShareLife.University to take this
their own church. course and learn more about future courses offed by EE.

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2019 FINANCIALS

2019 FISCAL YEARJulyIN1, 2018REVIEW


– June 30, 2019
O UR CO MMITMENT TO YO U:

Thank you for your continued support


Your partnership matters! When you support
and commitment to Evangelism
the ministry of Evangelism Explosion 2019 MINISTRY REVENUE
Explosion International. As Chairman
International, you partner with us in Contributions $ 4,748,399 of the Board of Directors, we aim
equipping believers across the globe to
Products and Services 433,330 to steward your gifts effectively
share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and further
to ensure that every dollar best supports the
the mission of God. Investments and Other Income 1,896
expansion of God’s Kingdom around the world.
Total Revenue $ 5,183,625 As a Board, we stand behind the financial
Your gifts change lives for eternity!
statements presented in this annual report.
2019 OPERATING EXPENSES
2019 Operating Worldwide Program Services $ 3,937,231
Expenses: Worldwide Program Services
Fundraising 583,822
80.0%
General and Administrative 397,636 David Self, Chair
General 8.1% EE International Board of Directors
& Admin. To Net Assets 264,936
11.9%
Fundraising Total Operating Expenses $ 5,183,625

Evangelism Explosion International is a charter member


of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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