Every One His Witness® (E1HW) is The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) resource for equipping Lutherans to share the Gospel with the people they encounter in their everyday lives.
Since the launch of E1HW in 2017, modules have been released on witnessing to a wide array of people who need to hear God’s Word: Muslims, “Nones,” LGBTQ people, Jewish people, those who have left the church, those influenced by critical theory, those who struggle with depression or grief, and those who are dealing with the consequences of abortion.
Now, a new E1HW module is available: “Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The introduction to the module notes that “many people are familiar with the Jehovah’s Witnesses because of their active evangelism efforts” as they go door-to-door in neighborhoods and disseminate printed material in public spaces. The module encourages faithful Christians, rather than hiding from Jehovah’s Witnesses or avoiding conversations with them, to see interactions with them as “opportunities to bring the Good News to people oppressed by the burdens of the Law and false teachings about Jesus.”
The new module, like past modules, makes use of the LASSIE approach to witnessing, which is the foundation of the E1HW program: Listen, Ask, Seek, Share, Invite and Encourage. The LASSIE approach is presented in depth in the program’s core module, which is available at no cost at everyonehiswitness.org. Use access code “E1HWFREE” to register.
The core module kit is also available for congregational use from Concordia Publishing House at cph.org/everyonehiswitness.
Posted on May 4, 2023
I am thankful for these resources. Our people NEED this, and we need this so that we understand what we believe, in the first place. I am in Canada; I do not know if the same thing is happening across North America, but just before Holy Week, we had a JW visit at our door — a pair of well-groomed young men. I invited them to come to a proper Good Friday and Easter Service at our church. We must be prepared to give an answer for our faith in Jesus — even if it is just the most basic kind response. Thank you, LCMS, for seeing the need.
All the groups that have been mentioned are very resistant to the traditional Gospel message, of course that doesn’t mean that we should not try.