Evangelism & Outreach Crusades
What is a Phil Lewis Healing and Miracle Crusade
Since 1999, the Phil Lewis World Evangelism Network has been preaching and holding Meetings all across the globe for one purpose: to win as many souls for the kingdom and proclaim God’s love to people who need salvation.
Phil Lewis WE Network is a life-changing evangelistic event; it is a process of prayer, training, outreach, and followup that takes place over a 12-month period—and it begins and ends with you, the local church.
It usually consists of three events:
Friday Morning Breakfast for Pastors and Leaders
Friday Night Crusade
Saturday Night Crusade
The Message & The Goal
To mobilize the Christian community to gather as many people as possible to hear the message that Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6, NKJV).
To give people an opportunity to make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
To give people an opportunity to receive their healing or miracle.
To bring the body of Christ together for the purpose of winning their cities for Christ.
To strengthen the local church.
A Healing and Miracle Crusade is much larger than the few days of the actual event. It all begins with local Christians praying and working behind the scenes to prepare the way for the Crusade. Long after the event is over, area churches carry on the work, discipling those who came to faith during the Crusade.
Through the Bring a Friend program, a Phil Lewis Healing and Miracle Crusade uses individual evangelism in a mass setting. It strengthens and builds local congregations through involvement and training opportunities.
Here are six ways a Crusade can benefit you and your church:
Prayer Without prayer, we could not survive as Christians nor would we ever hold a Crusade. Every aspect of the Crusade directs believers toward prayer—determined, heartfelt, ceaseless prayer.
Evangelism Training Many committed Christians have never shared their faith because they don’t know how or they are afraid. The Christian Life and Witness classes teach Christians how to effectively and confidently present the Gospel. The classes also prepare believers to pray with people who come forward at the Crusade.
An Action Plan for Witnessing Christians put their learning into practice through Bring a Friend. After participants identify family and friends who need to know Jesus Christ, they commit to pray for and build relationships with them—leading up to an invitation to the Crusade, where their friends and loved ones will hear the message of salvation.
Spiritual Renewal As Christians prepare for the Crusade, bring friends and family to the meetings, and worship with other believers, the Lord can bring renewal into individual lives and congregations.
Christian Unity The church is never stronger than when it is united with one common goal, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Lasting relationships and bonds are formed in the development of the Crusade that unite churches in the community.
New Christians in Local Churches TheCrusade process is designed to bring new believers into churches where their spiritual growth is encouraged. New Christians add vitality to congregational life and worship.
All Crusade inquirers—those who come forward and respond to the Gospel message—are asked by counselors to state their church preference or the church that invited them; this is recorded on the counseling card.
According to the person’s stated preference, a card with contact information is sent to ministers of participating churches for follow-up and nurture.
In cases where the inquirer has stated a nonparticipating church preference, he or she is referred for follow-up and nurture to a local small-group Bible study. A follow-up report with contact information is sent to that person’s pastor, indicating his or her decision.
In cases where the inquirer has not stated a church preference or has indicated a non-Christian assembly, a special pastor follow-up report with contact information is sent to the participating church nearest the person’s home.
Each Crusade is organized as a ministry of the Phil Lewis World Evangelism Network, and a leadership team of local pastors and laypeople serves as the controlling body of the Phil Lewis Healing and Miracle Crusade. This team works to coordinate the schedule of events, leads various working teams, raises Crusade funds, and partners with Phil Lewis WE Network in the ministry and outreach of the Crusade.
Since involvement and mobilization of local churches is critical to the success of the Crusade, each church is encouraged to form a local church leadership team—usually composed of four to six people—to mobilize men, women, students, and children.
With the help of the local church leadership team, a congregation can be mobilized through planning, information sharing, distribution of Crusade materials, and recruitment of volunteers for different areas of involvement. Local working teams and a Crusade director assigned by Phil Lewis WE Network assist the local church leadership teams in their work, which extends over a few months’ time.
Our Finance Policy
The Crusade operates as a ministry of the Phil Lewis World Evangelism Network, without having to be a separate nonprofit entity. The local leadership team accepts and raises a percentage of the total Crusade budget, with all funds going toward the
Crusade budget. All financial activity is promptly receipted, reported, at the conclusion of the Crusade.