Doing evangelism can be as simple as telling stories about God’s activity in your life.
Telling personal and current stories is but one piece of evangelism.
As discussed in our definition series, The PCUSA General Assembly adopted a definition of evangelism in 1990 that defines evangelism as:
Joyfully sharing the good news of the sovereign love of God, and calling people to repentance, to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, to active membership in the church, and to obedient service in the world.
(Definition adopted by the 202nd General Assembly of the PCUSA, 1990).
Two questions come to mind since the definition begins with “Joyfully sharing the good news of the sovereign love of God.”
- Do you have a faith worth sharing?
- Do you have someone to share it with?
To help answer the first question, ponder it in this way:
What is God’s activity in your life now that makes the gospel of Jesus Christ “good news?”
Think about it for a few minutes. Where do you see God’s activity in your life and how would you describe it?
After thinking about it for a while, turn to someone next to you and share your story of God’s current activity in your life.
Feel free to use this with your church leadership or small groups.
If you rework this into your own handout, simply cite “Found at www.evangelismcoach.org”