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Audio Recordings (in some cases with Texts) from the World Congress on Evangelism, held in Berlin, Germany in 1966


In the table below are descriptions of and links to many of the messages and programs from the Congress. The texts are taken from the news releases of talks given out at the meeting. Most of the papers given at the congress were later published in a two volume set, One Race, One Gospel, One Task / World Congress on Evangelism / Berlin 1966 / Official Reference Volumes / Papers and Reports edited by Carl Henry and W. Stanley Mooneyham (Minneapolis, Minnesota: World Wide Publications, 1967) In some cases the text from the news release from the conference has minor differences from the published version.

 

Click here for the texts of several other brief messages given at the congress.

Date

Topic

Speaker

Recording

Text of remarks

10/25

Reading of Revelation, Chapter 1. Prayer and welcome (21 minutes)

Billy Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, United States, and honorary chairman of the congress

Yes

Yes

Facing a New Day in Evangelism (44 ½ minutes)

Carl Henry, editor of Christianity Today magazine, United States, and chairman of the congress

Yes

Yes

10/26

Greetings from the Church in Berlin ( 8 ½ minutes)

Otto Dibelius, Bishop of the Evangelical Church, Germany

Yes

No

Why the Berlin Congress (54 minutes)

Billy Graham

Yes

Yes

Building an Enduring Tower (17 minutes)

Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. Introduced by Billy Graham

Yes

Yes

10/27

The Great Commission, Part I (43 minutes)

John R. W. Stott, All Souls Church, London, England

Yes

Yes

The Authority for Evangelism (56 minutes)

Johannes Schneider, Professor emeritus of theology, Berlin University, Germany

Yes

Yes

Good News for the Space Age (51 minutes)

Akbar Abdul Haqq, Jr., Associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)

Yes

Yes

10/28

The Great Commission, Part II(41 1/2 minutes)

John R. W. Stott, All Souls Church, London, England

Yes

Yes

The Basic Theology of Evangelism (43 minutes)

Harold John Ockenga, Park Street Church, United States

Yes

Yes

By My Spirit (46 minutes)

Kyung Chik Han, Young Nak Presbyterian Church. Introduced by Billy Graham

Yes

Yes

10/29

The Great Commission, Part III (38 minutes)

John R. W. Stott, All Souls Church, London, England

Yes

Yes

Hindrances to Evangelism in the Church (44 1/2 minutes)

Walter Kunneth, Professor of New Testament, University of Erlangen, Germany

Yes

Yes

The Urgency of Evangelism and Its Relevancy to the Modern World Ishaya S. Audu, Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria No Yes

10/30

The Work of the Holy Spirit in Acts (44 minutes)

Oswald C. J. Hoffman, The Lutheran Hour radio program

Yes

Yes

Outdoor Reformation Sunday service following a “March of Christian Witness” by the 1,200 Congress delegates to the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in downtown Berlin. The service included messages to the crowd of 18,000 by Otto Dibelius, retired Bishop of the Evangelical Church for Berlin-Bradenburg, and Billy Graham, The messages were followed by music from the Greater Berlin Chantry of the Chorale Association. Then Kurt Scharf, Bishop of the Evangelical Church for Berlin-Brandenburg, led the group in the Lord’s prayer, everyone saying it in their own language. (33 minutes)

Yes

No

10/31

The Heavenly Vision (39 minutes)

Timothy S. K. Dzao, Ling Lang Evangelical Mission, Hong Kong

Yes

Yes

Obstacles to Evangelism in the World (34 ½ minutes)

Harold B. Kuhn, Professor of philosophy and religion at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, United States

Yes

Yes

Reformation 1517 and 1966 (54 minutes; simultaneous translation from German into English)

Gerhard Bergmann, Evangelist of the Evangelical People’s Church, Germany

Yes

Yes

11/1

The Holy Spirit and Evangelism (39 ½ minutes; simultaneous translation from French to English)

Rene Pache, Emmaneus Bible School, Switzerland

Yes

Yes

Methods of Personal Evangelism (43 ½ minutes)

Richard C. Halverson, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Washington, United States

Yes

Yes

“The Why Generation” a presentation about evangelism to young people introduced by Cliff Barrows. The presentation was based on actual quotes from young people found in newspapers and other sources. (57 minutes)

Yes

No

11/2

An Apostolic Assessment of the Ministry of Jesus Christ (43 minutes)

George Duncan, St. George’s-Tron Church. Glasgow, Scotland

Yes

Yes

Methods of Group Evangelism

A. W. Goodwin Hudson, Anglican Bishop

Yes

Yes

What God Has Done (44 ½ minutes)

Chandu Ray, Anglican Bishop, Karachi, Pakistan

Yes

Yes

11/3

The High Calling of the Servants of God (44 minutes) Paul Deitenbeck, Kreuskirche, Ludenscheid, Germany Yes Yes

Evangelism Strategy Sessions

 

The future of evangelicalism in Germany (7.5 minutes)

J. W. Winterhager , introduced by Carl Henry

Yes

No

 

The Student World (13.5 minutes)

Eric Fife. Introduced by Carl Henry.

Yes

No

 

Response

Sergio Garcia

No

No

 

Prayer

Isaac H. A. Ababio.

No

No

 

Evangelism in the Great Cities of the World (15 minutes)

Akira Hatori, chairman of Pacific Broadcasting Association, Japan. Introduced by Carl Henry.

Yes

No

 

Response

 Ross F. Hidy, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco, United States. Introduced by Carl Henry.

No

No

 

Prayer

 H. E. Roberts. Introduced by Carl Henry.

No

No

 

Evangelism and Communications

Jan J. van Capelleveen. Introduced by Carl Henry.

No

No

 

Response (5 1/4 minutes)

Pious Wakatama. Introduced by Carl Henry.

Yes

No

 

Prayer (4 minutes)

Eustaquio (Nene) Ramientos. Introduced by Carl Henry.

Yes

No

 

Evangelism and Social Concern (11 ½ minutes)

Paul S. Rees, World Vision, Inc. Of Monrovia, United States

Yes

No

 

Response (17 minutes)

Benjamin Moraes, Professor of Criminal Law in the Federal and State University of Rio, Brazil

Yes

No

 

Prayer (in Spanish)

 Luis A. Acevedo (in Spanish)

No

No

 

Total Involvement of Lay Witness (10 minutes)

Victor Manogarom

Yes

No

 

Response ( 9 3/4 minutes)

Martin Higginbottom

Yes

No

 

Prayer

Charles Dennis

No

No

 

The Use of Technology in Evangelism (11 minutes)

Ted Engstrom

Yes

No

 

Response (5 ½ minutes)

Thomas Cosmades, TEAM missionary, Athens, Greece

Yes

No

 

Prayer

 John Poorter

No

No

Recovering the Apostolic Dynamic (76 minutes)

Fernando Vangioni, Associate Evangelist of the BGEA, Argentina

Yes

Yes

11/4

Question and Answer period with Yaeti Kimo and Gikita Komi, two men of the Waorani people who had been involved in the murder of five missionaries in 1956 and had since become Christians. They were introduced by George Cowan of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Rachael Saint, sister of one of the murdered men and friend of the Huaorani, served as translator. (44 1/2 minutes)

Yes

No

Stains on the Alter (61.5 minutes)

Billy Graham

Yes

Yes

 


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