Many men are serious fishermen and dream of a great catch.
Others have at least an interest in the sport. Talk about fishing
and it opens a wonderful door of opportunity!
David Virkler has enjoyed fishing since he was a boy growing up
near the Seneca River in upstate New York. Several years ago,
he expanded his fishing interests and began collecting old and
unusual lures as a hobby.
Dave soon realized that many of the lures also had value as
illustrations of Bible truths not surprising since he serves the
Lord as a "fisher of men"
As a result, Dave created It's Catching!. In this unique presentation,
he uses antique and unusual lures along with personal fishing
stories to bring spiritual lessons that present Christ and His desire
for believers to reach others as "fishers of men."
Dave has presented It's Catching! numerous times to enthusiastic response. Men, women and young people have been challenged to share their faith Unbelievers who wouldn't normally attend a "religious" or church function have heard the plan of salvation.
As far as we know, no one else is doing
this type of presentation.
It's Catching! offers an informal setting where the unsaved would feel at ease, even if the event is held at a church. It also has appeal to Christians who might not otherwise be interested in a presentation on soul-winning. The opportunity to fellowship with other sportsmen and "talk fishing" is an added drawing factor. Fishermen and non-fishermen alike will find the presentation to be entertaining and informative!
The unique presentation features:
* Stories (incredible & humorous)
* My Favorite Lures
* Antique and unusual lures
* Unique fishing tackle
* Lively audience interaction
* Fishing trivia
* Door prizes
Much of Dave's personal collection, numbering over 200 lures, is on display along with interesting and unusual fishing-related items.
The presentation appeals to people of all ages and can be tailored to any audience or time frame. Materials are available to assist you in promoting the event.
Dave shares some of his own memorable
fishing stories including:
* Snatched From The Deep
* Keep On Fishing!
* Be Sure You Tell The Truth
* Don't Put Away Your Lures
Classic and antique lures are used to illustrate important Biblical lessons on "fishing for men."
The plan of salvation is also clearly presented. Lures and the lessons they illustrate include:
* Mann Spinners (1870s) - Durable Models
* Decker Lure (1911) - Quality or Quantity?
* Dowagiac Minnow (1920s) - Not For Sale
* Luny Frog (1927) - Shattered Expectations
* Wiggle Fish (1932) - The Big Catch
* Crazy Crawler (1936) - Investment Opportunity
This exciting, one-of-a-kind presentation will encourage believers and reach the lost.
"Dave's presentation was enjoyable for all, whether fishing fanatic or not. I was engrossed and captivated from beginning to end. Thanks for this energetic and magnificent ministry."
"The fishing lure interest is an awesome outreach. While [my husband] is a grounded Christian, he is not quick to participate in any 'extras'. I think this added extension to your already wide-spanned ministry will be fruitful to those who might otherwise remain in the shadows."
"Your presentation on fishing and being a "fisher of men" is absolutely spectacular. Your display of lures is incredible!"
How to schedule a presentation of "It's Catching!" at your church or group:
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