"You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

Acts 1:8

Please join us for our 45th Anniversary Dinner with guest speaker Dr. James Emery White!

Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Crowne Plaza Dallas (near Galleria – Addison)
14315 Midway Rd
 Addison, TX 75001

About the Theme: The Unfinished Task

Since EvanTell’s founding in 1973, we’ve had: More than 38 million presentations of the gospel and nearly 750,000 trainings in evangelism.

That’s a lot of presentations, but the task remains unfinished. We need your help to continue proclaiming the gospel message!

Get to Know James Emery White:

James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina; President of Serious Times, a ministry which explores the intersection of faith and culture and hosts ChurchandCulture.org; ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he also served as their fourth president; and author of more than twenty books that have been translated into ten languages. 

Among Dr. White’s many books are Gold Medallion nominees Serious Times and A Search for the Spiritual, Christianity Today book-of-the-year award winner Embracing the Mysterious God, as well as such bestselling titles as Rethinking the Church, A Mind for God, and The Rise of the Nones. His most recent release is Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World. Dr. White is the founder and President of Serious Times and ChurchAndCulture.org, which features a wide range of resources to serve the church in its effort to evangelize and transform culture.

Though his family's roots have been tied to North Carolina for generations, he was born in Chicago, and then lived in California, Utah, and Washington during his childhood. His family returned to North Carolina during his teen years. Dr. White and his wife, Susan, have four children and seven grandchildren.


Quotes from James Emery White:

“The church doesn’t have a mission; there is a mission, and it has the church.”
James Emery White 

“The reality is that if you always do what you've always done, you'll always be where you've always been.”
James Emery White 

"The rise of the nones and the coming force of Generation Z will inevitably challenge every church to rethink its strategy in light of a cultural landscape that has shifted seismically. If the heart of the Christian mission is to evangelize and transform culture through the centrality of the church, then understanding that culture is paramount."
James Emery White | from Meet Generation Z
“As the first truly post-Christian generation, and numerically the largest, Generation Z will be the most influential religious force in the West and the heart of the missional challenge facing the Christian church.”
James Emery White | from Meet Generation Z
“When discussing the truths of Scripture, it’s not about what we say but how we say it. It’s not about watering anything down but communicating it in a way that is winsome and compelling, relatable and identifiable. My goal is to take the language of culture and use it to convey the gospel of Christ—not in a way that changes the gospel but in a way that communicates it.” 
James Emery White | from Meet Generation Z
“Christians must pioneer new ways to bind ourselves to Scripture, to our traditions, and to each other—not for mere survival, but so that the church can be the authentic light of Christ to a world lost in darkness.” 
James Emery White | from Meet Generation Z
“There’s one thing that 82 percent of all unchurched people can’t seem to resist. It cuts through their defenses and penetrates their barriers. According to surveys at LifeWay Research, 82 percent of them seem to have a single weakness: if a friend, or someone they know, invites them to church. Reread that: 82 percent of all unchurched people would come to church this weekend if they were invited by a friend.” 
James Emery White | from The Rise of the Nones

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