The Evangelism Department oversees a number of evangelistic projects and activities throughout Central California. The department includes Dr. Pierre Steenberg, Evangelism and Ministerial Director, and Amber Melton, Administrative Assistant. The staff works closely with local churches that are hosting public evangelism series, facilitating the applications for funding and other necessary resources. The Evangelism Department also manages the distribution of Central’s annual evangelism offering, reporting regularly to a broader Evangelism Committee, which decides how the funds will be used and allocated throughout the year.
The staff keeps accurate records of all financial transactions involving the evangelism offering, as well as an updated database of donors. Another major area overseen by the Evangelism Department is the organization and management of CROSS Trainers, formerly known as Bible Workers. These individuals work with, and at, local churches assisting the pastoral staff conducting Bible studies and training local church members how to engage others in Bible study and visitation.