Published March 21, 2013
LYNCHBURG — We are losing the battle for souls. We talk about pushing back the darkness, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. TrueLife.org could be a game changer. Over 1,000 churches including First Baptist Woodstock, Tabernacle in Cartersville, and First Baptist in Jacksonville, FL are already on board.
Jesse Connors is a dynamic, jubilant, and energetic young entrepreneur on a mission to impact the world for Christ. At 34 years old, Connors has an impressive resume and ministry plan that could enable and mobilize millions of believers to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Connors is the product of a Christian home and trusted the Lord as his Savior when he was six years old. Since his youth he has had an irresistible passion to share the Gospel with the lost. That passion was fueled during his days at Liberty University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with specializations in Media Management, Graphic Design.
While at Liberty, Chancellor Jerry Falwell gave Connors an opportunity to be a spokesman for the university and saw in him the potential to “change the world.”
Among the fascinating elements in his career, Connors worked as an intern in the White House during the George W. Bush administration in the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
After his internship at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Connors was offered a position at FOX News, a dream that became a reality. In that role he worked with well-known media figures such as Brit Hume, Greta Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, and the late Tony Snow and got to know Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Colonel Oliver North, and many other notable Americans.
From FOX News the aspiring young media specialist was offered a job working for the U.S. Congress. All during the early years of his professional career Conner cried out to God, “Please, Lord, before I go into full-time ministry, let me do everything I’ve wanted to do in the secular world so that I can learn what you want to me to know for the future ministry You have for me.”
In May 2003, while still working for Congress, Jesse Connors received a clear call from the Lord to go to seminary full-time to prepare for what is now known as TrueLife.org.
Although Connors started his seminary studies at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY and assembled a team of ten volunteers to begin TrueLife.org, he completed his postgraduate work at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he earned a Masters of Divinity in Christian Apologetics and Biblical Languages.
Connors worked with the media teams at both seminaries to develop a unique non-profit Christian organization dedicated to showing the world that the Bible is true and reliable. The ultimate purpose of TrueLife.org is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively and lead people to a Bible-teaching church in their area.
TrueLife.org has been 11 years in the making and since 2007 – when Connors completed his master’s degree – he has been working on the project relentlessly.
TrueLife.org uses online video and other media to provide reliable answers from a biblical worldview via the Web that are non-threatening and easy to understand and directs people to church.
When a church becomes a partner with TrueLife.org the ministry provides invitation cards for the church members to share with their neighbors and acquaintances. TrueLife personalizes the invitation cards for each individual church and also provides the link to their website. Up to 70 percent of those who attend the church worship services have used the cards effectively to reach their friends and acquaintances with the Gospel.
This approach to evangelism basically removes all fears and intimidations regarding witnessing and provides a biblical response to those hard-to-answer questions that sometimes baffle the one trying to present the Gospel.
For example, a Mormon who receives the card is directed to TrueLife.org to look for “Answers” and select a video on Mormonism. On that video, an attractive young woman, Cari Andreani introduces Professors James Walker and Brian Boyles as they discuss the comparison between Mormonism and biblical Christianity. An intellectual and emotional synergy comes towards the end when you learn that not only are they experts in their fields, they are also all converted for the Mormon Faith. This is an ingenious approach that is used throughout other TrueLife.org video.
The Answers section has numerous categories including evolution, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuality, science, marriage, death, truth, suffering, pornography, and many others.
Each topic is dealt with brilliantly, truthfully, and graciously by such men as Gary Habermas, renowned resurrection scholar; Danny Akin, president of SEBT; Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg; Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis; and many others.
Connors is targeting Southern Baptist churches at the present, but will eventually reach out to every evangelical church in America and around the world. This approach to evangelism could be revolutionary and become a tool that literally millions of Christians will be using to spread the Gospel.
► If your church is interested in finding out more about this outreach ministry visit TrueLife.org and their Feature Page. You can also call (804) 915-7139 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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