ATLANTA – Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love and Erasing Hell, founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., and founder of Eternity Bible College, spoke to the 60,000+ attendees at the Passion 2013 Conference this past week with a message focused on the importance of making disciples and the reality that God is always faithful and trustworthy even when people are not.
"I want the joy of knowing that I am doing something with my life, the joy of battle," Chan said on Wednesday night. "It has been a rough year for me and I'm actually grateful for that. I come out of it and say it was a great year. It was difficult, but God has done amazing things, and man, was it good."
Evangelism and discipleship were key themes throughout Chan's message. "If you really want to experience God, go and make disciples," he told the students, admitting that he has sometimes been cowardly in starting spiritual conversations with strangers. "One of my biggest fears – maybe my biggest weakness as a Christian – is that I have a hard time going up to a stranger and talking to them about Jesus."
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