I’ve recently been working on a new talk on Personal Evangelism for Pastors, developing practical action steps so that pastors can increase their personal involvement in evangelism.
Mark Dever spoke last year at the Desiring God conference and here is a little clip on this particular issue.
(Feed Readers: Click here to view video if it’s not included -> Evangelism for Pastors)
- Pastors are called to equip people to evangelism.
- If you want a desk job and a church, they shouldn’t be a pastor.
- If you want to run from non-Christians, you shouldn’t be a pastor.
Three Ways pastors can do evangelism:
- Through your preaching, addressing non-Christians in your midst.
- Greeting non-Christians after the service is over.
- Through your existing relationships
- Friends and Family
- People you see regularly in your routines (like at the coffee shop or gym)
However, Dever comes back to the pastor’s primary role of teaching the word and leading the congregation, equipping others to do the work of evangelism as well.
He knows that will cut into the time you have to build those relationships outside the church, particularly if you are the senior pastor.
Next week, I’ll have two more pod casts coming out on pastors and evangelism. Be sure to grab the EvangelismCoach podcast feed.
If you are a pastor and personal evangelism is a challenge, would you answer my one question survey?
Let me ask you this:
Pastors, do you agree with Dever? Is there something you would add or change? I invite you to answer below.