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.

EE’s first leadership training clinic held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 36 pastors attending.
The first edition of EE’s textbook was published and EE incorporated.
A board was selected and EE clinics spread to Philadelphia and Chicago.
EE moved beyond the US borders to Canada.
EE spread to other continents.
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.
With EE in only 66 nations, Dr. Kennedy challenged the continental vice presidents to take EE to every nation by 1995.
The number of nations that EE is reaching with the Gospel dramatically increases to 103.
Russia opened to EE, and other nations were added for a total of 141 nations.
EE continued its worldwide impact with a presence in 174 nations.
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.
More than 500 clinics conducted around the world. EE starts Kids’ EE, a ministry equipping kids in grades 4-6.
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.
EE begins unique one-day Share Your Faith Workshops
EE starts Deaf EE, a ministry equipping the deaf to reach the deaf.
The number of professions of faith in Christ totals close to 5 million as reported at clinics alone.
EE “adopts” The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship on Capitol Hill. The Center brings a gospel witness, Christian discipleship, and a vision for Christian statesmanship to leaders in Washington.
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.
EE created the seven-week Everyday Evangelism training ministry.
EE’s first triennial Congress of Nations is held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, with 30 nations reaching Multiplying Nation status. The Congress launched a new approach to the global work of EEI in which indigenous EE organizations partner to strategize and work together for the effective spread of the Gospel.
EE celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Number of professions skyrocket: more than 7.89 million.
EE’s Center for Christian Statesmanship moved into its first permanent headquarters on Capitol Hill with a dedication in June.
EE’s second triennial Congress of Nations is held in Cape Town, South Africa, with 62 nations reaching Multiplying status.
Evangelism Explosion dedicates New International Headquarters building near Asheville, North Carolina, on May 29. The new headquarters facility is dedicated to Christ’s service and is located at 10 Misty Valley Parkway, in Arden, North Carolina.
The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship celebrates it’s 20th Anniversary of ministry on Capitol Hill.
EE’s third triennial Congress of Nations is held in Malang, Indonesia, with 76 nations reaching Multiplying status.


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