The core values of EvangelismCoach.org are rooted in basic tenets of the Christian faith.
Chris Walker is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has worked with various denominational and independent churches over the years and in 10 different countries, and recognizes that there are different streams of belief and practice in the various streams of the body of Christ.
This particular page lays out some of the foundational core values of Chris when it comes to teaching on evangelism, church hospitality, and community engagement.
Personal Evangelism Values
- God is responsible for saving a person through Jesus Christ by the working of the Holy Spirit
- God invites us to participate in the work of leading people to salvation by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Evangelism, when viewed from start to finish, is a journey of discovering the grace of Christ that may take minutes or years.
- As obedient followers of Jesus, we each have a personal duty to share our faith in the ordinary course of our life.
- Evangelism needs words to accompany good deeds. Good deeds alone is not sufficient.
- God is the Great Evangelist with whom we co-labor in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Individuals can learn how to share their faith more effectively through experience and education.
- The motive for evangelism is rooted in our own transformative experience of Jesus Christ.
- We refuse to manipulate or steer individual conversations, and prefer genuine conversations about true spiritual needs.
- God can work with us, even if we feel inept as witnesses.
- We are called to let the gospel be an offense, but not our manner of sharing the gospel.
- God motivates us to share our faith when we comprehend the heart of God for the nations.
- Evangelism conversations may happen between strangers or over time between friends.
- The most effective evangelistic conversions are the result of prayer, many conversations, and personal friends who witness.
- The result of evangelism is not a prayer, but the beginnings of disciple’s journey.
Church Hospitality Practices Values
- Each visitor is a gift of God to your church.
- The church has the sacred duty to cooperate with God’s work.
- We teach systems to remove unnecessary barriers to God’s working.
- We call all church hospitality volunteers to a ministry of prayer and blessing upon visitors.
- The goal of our systems is to help visitors return repeatedly to be influenced for Jesus Christ.
- The church is a partner in personal evangelism.
- Hospitality serves the evangelistic work of the church, not replaces it.
- Hospitality is not member recruitment techniques.
Community Outreach and Missions
- We set to help the church be the best church FOR the community.
- Good deeds alone are only community service that any non-profit can do. Proclamation and conversation must be part of what we do.
- The church is called to demonstrate the kingdom of God through tangible actions of blessing the community.
- Community service provides a context of blessing and conversation about personal faith.
- Churches can partner with existing non-profits, where doable, instead of duplicating efforts.
- Churches seek God for ministry direction and calling volunteers in how to bless the local community.