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About Rethinking Evangelism®





Rethinking Evangelism®


Learn Practical Ideas for Sharing THE Message

in a Modern World

What You Will Learn


Today, it is easier, quicker, and more cost effective than ever to reach people in your community. The challenge, most churches don't know where to begin. Rethinking Evangelism® has developed a 4-hour workshop that brings together decades of experience in marketing strategy, technology, and localized evangelism ideas that maximize the impact of your church's unique strengths.






Chris Dellen

President, Rethinking Evangelism & Delmar Uncommon Growth

An intrapreneurial pioneer, Chris is driven by an unquenching desire to challenge the status quo. He has used his expertise to innovate in a highly competitive technology market, build multiple business units from the ground up, and help some of the biggest organizations in the world with digital engagement. By combining his unique understanding of organizational growth, business process, technology, and finance, he has a passion for helping churches think differently about how they reach their communities and experience uncommon growth.

Outside the office, Chris enjoys teaching MBA courses on Business Strategy and other topics. In addition, he is an accomplished musician with a degree in piano performance, performed in hundreds of churches and has released three solo albums.



Who Will Benefit


Conference Leaders

Church Evangelism Teams 

A Typical Workshop Schedule

Opening Prayer & Introduction of Speaker
Why Modern Evangelism

Even after living in a post COVID-19 world, some church leaders are still struggling to understand why Modern Evangelism is even needed. We'll unpack why Modern Evangelism is essential.

Top 7 Roadblocks to Modern Evangelism

We've discovered 7 Common Roadblocks that are preventing churches from Modernizing Evangelism. During this session, attendees will learn, in detail, what those roadblocks are. Understanding these roadblocks are foundational to Modernizing Evangelism.

Discovering Your "And"

In Matthew 4:23, the Bible tells us, "Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, AND healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people." There is a very important lesson that we need to learn from and incorporate into how we reach people. Every church has an And. An understanding of this AND is critically important for a church to understand and to portray in its community.

Developing a Unique and Consistent Identity

Why does a unique and consistent identity matter for churches? Without a consistent and unified identity, it can be very difficult to build trust within your community of interests. And, trust is essential.

1:00 PM
Modern Technology Overview

Newer technology can infinitely increase your capacity to consistently stay connected with individuals and provide insight on who is showing the most interest. It takes a unified strategy + expertise + effort over time to reap the benefits. In this session, we'll talk through the basics.

How to Build a Weekly Communication Strategy

It has never been easier to reach more people in more ways. And yet, most churches' websites, social content, email communications and so on have not been updated in months or even years. It is important to implement a weekly engagement strategy that is continually improving. A simple strategy can go a long way towards staying top of mind, all the time.

Church Skills Inventory

As your church begins to Modernize Evangelism, it is important to know what skills are needed. During this session, we'll talk through a strategic skills inventory to help you better understand what skills are needed and what skills your church has.

Modern Evangelism Maturity Matrix

Modernizing Evangelism at your church is a journey. During this session, we'll help you understand where your church is on that journey and what you need to focus on next.

2:45PM - 3:00PM
Wrap Up

What others have to say



Pete Braman
We recently invited Chris Dellen from Rethinking Evangelism to speak to our Illinois Conference pastors about digital evangelism.Chris’s presentation was inspirational, informative, and essential on how to connect with on-line interests. Furthermore, Chris shared the power of branding, promoting church ministries, and building meaningful relationships through your media footprint. As a church leader, Chris understands the challenges many of our churches face and offered an array of customizable, hands-on options. I would highly recommend DELMAR services as a viable option for any conference to consider.
Pastor Pete Braman
Ministerial Director | Illinois Conference of SDA
Rethinking Evangelism®


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February 7, 2022

Blue Gate Garden Inn

800 S Van Buren St,

Shipshewana, IN 46565

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Northern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

November 14, 2022

479 Main St.

Westbrook, ME 04092

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Foundations Conference: Review. Rethink. Rediscover. Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

January 24, 2023

Indian Creek Camp

2926 Indian Creek Camp Road,

Liberty, TN 37095

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Ministerial Planning Meeting - Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

April 18, 2023

302 Research Drive,

Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Ministerial Planning Meeting - Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Jesus... Always Enough 2023 Summer Ministerial Conference

April 26, 2023

Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

75 Academy Dr,

Candler, NC 28715

Jesus... Always Enough 2023 Summer Ministerial Conference-1

EC3 2023 - Further Together, Mentoring for Mission!

November 5-7, 2023

Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists

Hamilton Community SDA Church

Chattanooga, TN

Southern Union EC3 2023
Pastor Darryl Bentley
The "Rethinking Evangelism" workshop both challenged and inspired our pastors to see new ways to reach and maintain contact with souls in their respective communities. Every pastor and administrator needs to rethink how they have been doing and teaching evangelism and Chris has some of the best ideas out there.
Elder Darryl Bentley, MAPM
Associate Ministerial Director | Carolina Conference
It helps the church use various methods on how reach people.
Michael M.
It is a necessary education. Many churches are struggling maintaining connection with the community. This training really helps.
Samuel N.
Very practical, useful information.
John L.
It gives a direction and ideas to improve our church identity and Branding.
Jefferson K.
Very informative. Highlights weak points in digital ministry that I hadn’t seen or recognized and provides a sustainable mindset and plan.
Frentzen P.
I was blessed and motivated by the presentation.
Tony P.
Joel Sutherland V2
We invited Chris to present to our pastors at our annual winter ministers’ meetings and found his 4-hour workshop incredibly practical and inspirational. Chris spoke in a dynamic, engaging way using language that even pastors with no marketing or technological background could understand. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from attendees and I believe this workshop is important for any church leader as our world continues to change, affording us unprecedented opportunities to reach people in our communities and around the world.
Joel Sutherland
Ministerial Director

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