Once again, I want to share with you a few links that inspired me this week, including a timely one from the Evangelismcoach archives.
We evangelize that which we love.
In this brief but powerful message about Christian evangelism, pastor Jeff Vanderstelt looks past the logistics of church organization and any crafty rhetorical tricks to the heart of what properly motivates the Great Commission.
How Denominations can Create National Evangelism Strategies
So, if evangelism is on the decline, and denominations and networks exist for mission, then the creation of a national evangelism strategy should sit at the top of the list of organizational priorities. Of course, all of this begs the question, how should a denomination or network go about developing this strategy?
Stetzer recently consulted with two denominations on the same topic—how to create a national evangelism emphasis. This might not be applicable to you, so please forgive the very specific focus, but our team put together a few thoughts that we think could help a denomination or network create a national evangelism strategy.
Christians believe that God redeems people. The scriptural teaching on that points us to three basic truths found in Titus 2:14, which says “He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works” (HCSB). As such, we framed the ideas around that passage, and the strategy is acted out in two primary ways.
Read more from How Denominations can Create National Evangelism Strategies — Ed Stetzer
What We Get Wrong About Evangelism via @Relevant
We need to introduce people to the person of Jesus Christ and not confront them with an ultimatum. Giving people the option of accepting a doctrine or going to a place of eternal fire is really not the heart of the gospel. Introducing people to this God who took upon himself the consequences of humanity’s sin in order for humanity to experience healing and a relationship with their Creator is what the Gospel is about.
Here are a few practical ways we can do this: . . .
10 Ways to Kickstart Your Personal Evangelism
I pull this one out of the archives from last year.
You can have the joy of introducing a person to Jesus Christ. Watching people awaken to their faith in Christ because of your personal evangelism work is one of the greatest joys you can experience as a Christian.
Read more and share: 10 ways to kickstart your Personal Evangelism this Summer from @EvangelismCoach