Eric, you gave us so many practical and insightful ways to visually and verbally share God's story and our story with others this weekend. It was just the right thing at the right time for our community that is learning to do this conversationally as doors open in people's lives. Thanks for making this easy to grasp. Personally, the "WITHnessing" and enter people's stories with questions impacted me the most. I can't wait to see the fruit begin to come from this!
Chris Garner, Missional Planter, Table Gathering, and M46507
Eric is a lifelong practitioner of missional living and leadership. He brings a rare combination of practitioner wisdom and theological rigor into every venture. He's an excellent disciple-maker, coach, and consultant. Most of all, he's a faithful follower of Jesus.
Tim Catchim, Church Planter, Auther, Coach & Consultant
When it comes to advice on evangelism in our increasingly post-Christian West, I recommend that you consult with Eric Lerew. He has his finger on the pulse of what people who are far from God are thinking, and how to engage them with the gospel. For the past five years, I have invited Eric regularly into my classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to share how churches are organizing for mission in their local settings to reach people in ways that they respond.
David M. Gustafson
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Ministry
Chair of Mission and Evangelism Department
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
I highly recommend Eric Lerew. He has led many of our pastors in networks or huddles and helped them navigate the adaptive challenges in mission today. A number of churches have also received great coaching from Eric as they seek to engage their neighbors in conversations that can lead to spiritual things. His explanation of the "big gospel" is something I have used many times since that time. Eric loves Jesus and people and would certainly help your church context greatly!
Regional Mission Leader
Resonate Global Mission
Of all the things I could say positive about Eric the one thing that I would highlight as his most prominent characteristic would be his consistency. I have never known Eric to be different or uncharacteristically moved from the core values he has been mentoring others in.
After many years of my own journey (Kids, marriage, church experiences) I find it completely refreshing to partner again with Eric in the ministry God has called us to both separately and as a team.
I would highly recommend Eric as a leader, mentor, and coach but most importantly as a friend.
Richard Mate, Partner / Board Member
Go the Distance Ministries, Jenison, Michigan