Evangelism Explosion International and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church are pleased to bring EQUIP AMERICA to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 29. The event will be held at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. A gathering for pastors will be held at 7:30 a.m. that morning at the church.

In partnership with local churches and Christian radio stations across America, Evangelism Explosion International introduces EQUIP AMERICA, an initiative to equip individuals to share the most exciting gift they possess — their faith — in a non-threatening way with friends, relatives, work associates, neighbors, and the people they meet. Participants will learn how to present the Gospel using something they carry with them everywhere they go: their hand. Plus, they will have an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in their community.

John Sorensen, EE president and CEO, says: “As Dr. Kennedy, EE’s founder (and former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church), was quick to say, ‘The most patriotic thing we can do is lead our neighbor to Christ!’ If that’s true, and I believe it is, then what we really need today is a new wave of patriotism sweeping our nation! For that to happen, every believer in America needs to be equipped to boldly, confidently, and kindly share their faith in Jesus.”

Many Christians don’t share their faith because they are afraid or simply don’t know how. The goal of Equip America is to help Christians overcome the obstacles that keep them from sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

“There has never been a time when the need for the Gospel to go forward is more urgent,” says Randall Wood, National Director, EE USA. “God has uniquely positioned His followers to carry his Good News to the people around us and reach our cities for Him, one person at a time. The message of the Gospel is urgent because it brings hope to the hopeless! With each passing moment, the need to share our faith becomes more critical in our world.”

For more information about Equip America or to register for the event in Fort Lauderdale, visit equipamerica.org.