Mens Retreat 2014

Without Evangelism, no one but Jesus would be in heaven.  Without Evangelism, the Church would cease to exist in a couple of generations.  Without Evangelism, the children we raise, relatives we care about, neighbors we rub shoulders with, colleagues we work with, all people for whom Christ died, none of them would make it into God’s Kingdom.  Learn how to be an integral part of a glorious harvest: from breaking up soil, sowing, watering, and harvesting.  Followers of Jesus Christ are meant to play a part in EVANGELISM.  Come and see!

Pernsteiner Family Pic 2013Jeff Pernsteiner pastors both the Culdesac Community Church in Culdesac, ID & the Confluence Community Church in the Lewiston-Clarkson Valley. He and his wife, Kim, have 3 children, Abby (15), Alex (14), and Silas (6). His favorite truth from Scripture is the wondrous fact that while we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). He counts it an honor to be both a recipient and ambassador of that love.


Wilson, JimJim Wilson received Christ in October 1947 during his 2nd year at the Naval Academy. He was commissioned in 1950 & spent most of the next 6 years in the Western Pacific in the Korean war.  Jim married Bessie in 1952, & was married 58 ½ years. He has 4 children, all walking in the light, 15 grandchildren, & 21 great grandchildren.  He worked in all service academies for 12 years & has been with Community Christian Ministries since 1971.  Jim has written many books & articles on Evangelism & has a heart for the lost.


David WangDavid Wang guest preaches at several churches in the Spokane area. He is a professor of architecture at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Michigan and holds masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. In the 1980′s he attended Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) where he took classes in systematic and practical theology and in preaching. He and his wife, Valerie, have been married 35 years and have three married sons and are now enjoying their grandchildren.


Kim KirklandKim Kirkland has been the Senior Pastor of Bridge Bible Fellowship (previously New Life Fellowship) for 26 years and in the ministry for at least 30 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Finance & Accounting as well as a Masters Degree in Business and Education, both from the University of Idaho. Kim is married to his wife Eva; they have two children and and are always looking for enough time and energy to spend with their grandchildren.


Ralph CooleyRalph Cooley and his wife, Connie, serve with Faculty Commons, the faculty ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), trusting God to build spiritual movements of Christ-centered professors and students who take the hope of Jesus Christ to the university and the world. Though they work primarily at the University of Idaho and at Washington State University, the scope of their ministry includes other northwest campuses. He dreams of the day when every professor and every student knows someone who truly follows Jesus. Ralph & Connie have been married 37 years, have 3 adult children, who are all walking with the Lord, and enjoy their 5 grandchildren who bring them much joy.

Small Group Topics – Venues of Evangelism

  • Bridge to the Broken (reaching those who are homeless & without work with the Gospel), Matt Becker
  • Literature & Digital Media as a Tool in Evangelism, Matt Meyer
  • The Holy Spirit & Evangelism, Dan Peterson
  • Evangelizing your Children, Doug Busby
  • Crafting a Testimony to use in Evangelism, Will Hoffman
  • Your Occupation & Evangelism, Bill Twigg
  • Creation’s Witness & Evangelism, Dr. Sam Minnich
  • Friendship Counseling & Evangelism, Kim Kirkland
  • Church Outreach & Evangelism, Jeff Pernsteiner
  • Union Gospel Mission & Evangelism, Dr. David Wang
  • Crisis Pregnancy & Evangelism (reaching men who have fathered an unwanted or uncared for child), Dennis Pratt
  • Friendship Catalyst Evangelism-pending (how tangible love can bring people to the Gospel), Chris Baylon
  • Internationals & Hospitality Evangelism, Dick Hammer