Feature Chalk-Art for Worship

ChristmasPromo1ClickVideo   It would be a pleasure to share in ministry and fellowship with the folks at your church.  As you plan for the New Year, you may find chalk-art appealing for a holiday service, banquet, cantata enhancement, or outreach event.  Praying for God’s way every day!  Click the photo to see video of a chalk-art service.

Joy in Christ,

Evangelist Dwight Haynes

See us in Fairlawn, Virginia, on November 2, 2014

Bring a friend to experience the creative side of Bible teaching.  Master Chalk 1 Fairlawn AdArtist and Evangelist Dwight Haynes will preach and draw.  He and his Wife Ann also sing beautifully together.  Services are encouraging and always present the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ as the eternal answer to life for every man, woman, boy and girl.

The Biblical Evangelist–OUR MODEL

I have seem jobs listed from large corporations to recruit an evangelist.  What they mean is someone especially charismatic who can sell an idea or product.  What is a biblical evangelist?  Take a look through the book of Acts, where Philip the evangelist is found.  He is an encouragement to the local church leadership in Acts 6 when deacons were chosen to manage the food pantry of the Jerusalem church.  Dr. Luke records Philips willingness and availability to go anywhere on a moment’s notice to skillfully share the Gospel (Acts 8:26-40), even reaching across cultural, economic, and political barriers to do so.  Then, he is so named, “Philip the evangelist,” in Acts 21:8. Paul clarifies the “evangelist,” according to Ephesians 4:11-13, as an assistant role to that of the pastor-teacher in the New Testament church.  The Prophets as well as the Apostles were clearly numbered as a finite group closed by Scripture as the foundation prior to Christ’s established church (see Ephesians 2:20 and Revelation 21:14).  Today, the biblical evangelist has three Scriptural roles based on Philip’s example in Acts and Paul’s commission in Ephesians. We aspire to three goals as a family in ministry following God’s calling to career evangelism.  We evangelize (tell the good news) to the lost by preaching Christ.  We enrich believers by clearly teaching, singing, and illustrating Bible messages.  And, we encourage church leadership by visioning with them the harvest field from our fresh and creative perspective.  The biblical evangelist comes alongside the local church and its pastor to build up Christ’s body.  We serve by faith, supported by believers.  Thanks and praise to God.Dwight Haynes Chalk Art MinistryDwight Preaching 2014Dwight street MI

Family Safe at Border Crossings: Preaching Christ, Nurturing Believers, Encouraging Pastors

We are so blessed toHaynes Chalk Art Ministry have crossed many state borders in 28 days of travel in our Good News Toyota RV without dealing with restrictions, violence, or breakdowns.  Yes, this Summer, we ministered in several states, crossing physical borders, social borders, and religious borders.  Everywhere we went, from the Mountains of Kentucky, to the towns of Michigan, to the cities of Wisconsin, we preached Christ, nurtured believers, and encouraged pastors.

Enjoy this Testimony from a Church-Planter we visited on our month-long U.S.A. Mission Trip this summer (2014):Dwight Haynes Chalk Art Ministry

Hi, I’m Pastor James Burke, and I’d like to share with you a first-hand testimony of the blessing Brother Dwight, his wife Ann and their family are to a struggling church. I have known Brother Dwight for a quarter of a century, and I am impressed with his consistency, both in his personal walk with Christ and in his ministry.

We began to plant Menominee Grace Church in June, 2012, with a clear vision of reaching those who have no connection to Christ at all.  To our people, seeing the Bible as real and relevant to modern life is a brand new experience.  We asked the Haynes family to come and share our first anniversary with us.  One of the things I appreciate about Dwight is his open vision and heart for the lost.  Throughout the week, we went all over town, wherever people were gathering, and he set up his easel and presented the Gospel boldly, clearly and in brilliant color.  

Dwight street MIWhen Dwight preached our anniversary service, God used him to open the eyes of our baby believers to see the possibilities of what they could be in Christ.  In the second year of our church, we faced some very painful challenges, and many of us, myself chiefly, became discouraged. The Haynes family once again came and spent a week with us, ministering to me, my family, our people and our community.  

The greatest challenge I face as a church planter far from my home base is the lack of fellowship.  Proverbs 27:17 tells us, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”  I had gotten pretty dull.  Dwight listened with compassion, counseled with wisdom, and challenged me to focus on Christ and not on circumstances.  He reminded me of the whitened fields by talking with me, praying for me, and taking me back out to see my community with fresh eyes.  Once again, we went where the people are, set up and preached Christ.  His family spent time with my people, eating with them, listening to them and reminding them to look at what we had gained rather than what had been lostDwight Haynes Chalk Art Ministry.   

Our Sunday service with the Haynes family was joyous and refreshing.  Dwight and Ann skillfully shared God-honoring music, and Dwight preached a sound expositional message colorfully illustrated in chalk.  God used this ministry to rebuild and reignite a flickering fire.

I strongly recommend Good News Chalk Talks to your ministry and for your missions support!   Feel free to contact me for more information.   – Pastor James Burke, pastorjburke@menomineegrace.org

     This is one of ways we ministered this year.  Our schedule remains full of God’s appointments well into December of this year.  This summer, we ministered in Bible Camps, VBS outreaches, and Evangelistic Block Parties and saw many souls saved!!!

     Serving in full-time evangelism, we have been asking churches to provide our travel expenses, feed us, and take a love offering.  The past two summers, we have raised additional support to travel more extensively and assist missionaries like the Burke family.  Please pray about how the Lord may lead you to support our ministry. 

     You may invest in us to encourage struggling churches that need the ministry of an evangelist.  We live frugally, serve whole-heartedly, and only desire for God to expand our outreach and ministry while we are able to serve with great energy.  Thank you for praying as God opens doors for our family to preach Christ, nurture believers, and encourage pastors.  Thank you for giving one time or on a regular basis—it sure made a difference for Pastor Burke and his family this summer!     Joy in Christ,

America, Home Sweet Mission Field

10464033_10152582369032160_528077717866653931_nGod continues to take us to His many appointments this Summer, sharing the Gospel and Bible teaching in many VBS ministries, two week-long Bible camps, several Community Day/Evangelist Block Parties, and many church services. Thankfully, the new tool of large sheet-drawings is has become a great tool for outdoor events. We are also headed West again and to Northern Michigan to encourage several church planting works, share in local helps ministries, help with community outreach in established churches.

These are exciting days following God’s leadership as a family in full-time thermometer2250evangelism.  If you can share in regular support or help us raise funds for this year’s mission travels, please give online by CLICKING HERE or mail a love-gift to Missionaries Dwight and Ann Haynes, 4582 Miller Lane, Pulaski, VA 24301. We leave July 25, 2014 for a month of ministry travels.

Thanks for your support and encouragement,

SignPastorDwightAnn

Hot, Cold, and Safe Travels: CHALKIN’ USA Part 4

DSC00717 Leaving New Mexico, we traveled to Tucson, Arizona, on an unplanned excursion to meet some stateside missionary friends from Southeast Asia.  This was a blessing, as Brother John and I serve on a mission board of directors together, and our families enjoyed the fellowship.  We then traveled north through Phoenix where two of our rear tires exploded from the 110+ degree heat.  Between the two flat tire experiences, we met four pastors, one of which plans to use us for future ministry in Alabama!  So, God showed us His working all things together for good once again.  We rejoiced in His provision and made a beeline for our next engagement in northern Michigan.  On the way we just happened to take a peek at the Grand Canyon, drive over 10,500 feet above sea level over the Colorado Rockies, drive through several canyons around Monument Valley, glance at Mount Rushmore, see fireworks at Crazy Horse, and stay in the only two Flintstone Campgrounds in the world–all in a week’s travel.

We arrived at our photo (1)church-planter friend’s home and got right to work with street ministry that evening near the local annual Christian festival.  The church is in a storefront with a nice big window, so I set up the easel on the street in front of the window and talked to passers-by as I illustrated the Gospel.  The pastor reported seeing people around the corner reading the tract and invitation material that his son and I were handing out that evening.  The next morning I did a chalk-talk for the morning service and counseled one Hispanic lady for baptism reading key passages to her from her Spanish-English Bible.  After the service, three individuals were baptized in Lake Michigan, just across the street from the church.  They just dripped dry in the breeze while we all talked and enjoyed the afternoon.  I did one more gospel chalk talk near the beach area that Monday, and we headed south on Wednesday for our last appointment in Minford, Ohio.  We arrived safe in Virginia on the following SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMonday, July 8th.  We know the Lord gave us every appointment for His purpose in His time.  Most of the people we met and places we ministered experienced chalk art ministry for the first time, and we have standing invitations to return.

High Desert to Low Desert: CHALKIN’ USA Part 3

2013 Mission USA Collage     Travel in the United States of America affords daily wonders of history, natural and human.  We met Alvin York’s grandson at his old home-place in Kentucky, saw Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, and then traveled up the tram to the top of the St. Louis Arch—650 feet in the air above a flooded Mississippi River!  Our next ministry took us to Davenport, Oklahoma, and yet another pastor who had never seen chalk-art used as a tool for the Lord’s work.  That church building was overflowing with enthusiastic worshipers and guests for the day.  My sister Jane, who lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, arranged this meeting, and the pastor enthusiastically embraced chalk-art evangelism and our family.  After a few days visiting my sister and her family, we were off to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we shared the Gospel with the combined youth and adults from two Chinese churches on a Friday evening.  Here we spent two nights in the home of our Chinese-American hosts, an amazing family of four children who blessed us greatly and sent us on our way to Gallup, New Mexico.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES     Over the course of the next week, we shared the Gospel and taught the Bible in two Navajo Nation mission churches and a Bible camp in the middle of the reservation area.  A number of children responded to the Gospel at that camp.  We did a series of drawings on Psalm 23 and gave the pictures to the campers by drawing names at the last service of the week.  The Native American children were especially intrigued with the art and asked me to incorporate their southwestern red mesas into the pictures, so I did just that!  Several of the children accepted Christ during that week of camp ministry.  Our western adventures took us from the high desert of New Mexico to the low desert of Tucson, Arizona, before we turned north and eastward.

Four Cylinders All the Way! CHALKIN’ USA Part 2

DSC00591    Covering territory from Virginia, to Oklahoma, to New Mexico, to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula took some fun thinking for a camper and a family of four.  First of all, a Toyota 22RE four cylinder engine has a comfort zone for daily mileage—slower speeds, frequent stops for gasoline, and not wearing out the drivers.  (Our 1986 Dolphin RV never missed a stroke in our 7-week, 6850 mile trip!)  I planned on making 300 miles per day, with only a few mad runs for mileage between the southwest and northeast destinations.  With this in mind, the trip lines meandered across the atlas on the red and gray roads, the old highways and by-ways of America.  Once I had the route planned, with departure dates set, a North Carolina church called to schedule two evangelistic services for their Upward Soccer and Awana awards nights.  So, we worked that right into the front of the schedule and added a trans-Great-Smokey-Mountain route to our already circuitous USA trip.  Then, an Ohio pastor invited us to share with his congregation which extended the end of our trip through the weekend of July 7th.   Our schedule was complete, and the route penciled in with plenty of slack in the travel time between engagements (so we thought).

2013 Mission USA CollageEach service and its people uniquely responded to the chalk-art ministry.  This was the first time the North Carolina church had had an evangelist come to share the gospel with the many unchurched parents and children attending each night of awards.  We camped in their parking lot for those two nights and then headed west through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and back roads to Louisville, Kentucky.  Throughout our two months of travel and ministry, we stayed in the RV in Walmart parking lots, church lots, and home driveways.  We did have the comfort of staying in several homes along the way and taking care of laundry needs.

Keli Ann, our 12-year-old daughter assisted in a 10 minute “teaser” drawing for the morning service in Louisville, KY, and the evening chalk-art service was well attended.

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We camped overlooking a beautiful lake behind the church sitting almost on top of a 1940’s era bomb shelter.  So, Keli Ann and I ventured in with our lantern for a peek back in time.  When we parted this second venue, the pastor invited us back with great enthusiasm for chalk-art ministry!  Westward we traveled for yet more adventures and wonders.