Ministry Timeline

The Evangelism Explosion International Statement of Faith and Principles is a broad evangelical declaration that closely parallels the content of the Gospel presentation in the Evangelism Explosion textbook and the concepts considered vital for the furthering of this ministry. All persons seeking EE certification are required to concur with this statement. EE seeks in no way to circumvent denominational distinctives. Rather, it is a ministry for evangelicals of varying denominational persuasions and nationalities to be in unity by agreeing to the simple truths and proclamation of the Gospel.

1967
EE’s first leadership training clinic held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 36 pastors attending.
1970
The first edition of EE’s textbook was published and EE incorporated.
1972
A board was selected and EE clinics spread to Philadelphia and Chicago.
1973
EE moved beyond the US borders to Canada.
1974
EE spread to other continents.
1986
EE starts Prison EE to equip and train incarcerated believers to be trainers of other soul winners, to make disciples of new converts, and prepare them for re-entry to the local church as trainers and teachers of EE.
1988
With EE in only 66 nations, Dr. Kennedy challenged the continental vice presidents to take EE to every nation by 1995.
1990
The number of nations that EE is reaching with the Gospel dramatically increases to 103.
1992
Russia opened to EE, and other nations were added for a total of 141 nations.
1994
EE continued its worldwide impact with a presence in 174 nations.
1996
EE accomplished its goal of planting the Gospel in all 211 nations of the world. EE starts Seniors’ EE to equip the growing segment of our elderly population and share the Gospel with the responsive senior community.
1999
More than 500 clinics conducted around the world. EE starts Kids’ EE, a ministry equipping kids in grades 4-6.
2000
EE planted the Gospel in every territory of the world. The number of EE indigenous, national ministries who are self-supporting, self-governing, and reaching out to help other less advanced nations, reached 46.
2002
EE begins unique one-day Share Your Faith Workshops
2004
EE starts Deaf EE, a ministry equipping the deaf to reach the deaf.
2006
The number of professions of faith in Christ totals close to 5 million as reported at clinics alone.
2007
EE “adopts” The Center for Christian Statesmanship to spread the Gospel on Capitol Hill. XEE, a ministry to reach the younger generations, begins.
2008
John Sorensen is appointed President of EE International. The Global Development Project (GDP) began to add hundreds of field workers to assist pastors, side-by-side, to implement the EE ministry. Implementation skyrocketed from 20 percent to 80 percent and above. EE began the innovative Hope for Kids ministry in partnership with OneHope to equip two million kids and reach 20 million others for Christ. Number of professions continued to grow: 5,300,000.
2009
EE created the seven-week Everyday Evangelism training ministry.
2012
EE celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Number of professions skyrocket: more than 7.89 million.
2013
EE’s Center for Christian Statesmanship moved into its first permanent headquarters on Capitol Hill with a dedication in June.

 

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