I was caught off guard.
I was in class, describing my ideal job.
I would be a full time evangelist,
- working with churches to implement evangelism programs,
- conduct live Evangelism Training Seminars and Workshops in a local church to keep evangelism fires hot, and
- conduct outreaches with the local church into a neighborhood.
A student asked me: “What is an evangelist?”
A divine appointment?
I sensed this was one of those moments that God had set up.
A person who was spiritually thirsty had a natural curiosity to know what an evangelist was.
How would I explain this to her without confusing her. I had to come up with a definition for evangelist right on the spot.
“God, I need your help, now.” I felt the promptings of the Holy Spirit to share a specific answer.
“An evangelist is someone who can explain the good news about Jesus Christ, and what He has accomplished for you to help you move into a relationship with God.”
Let me ask you this?
How would you have answered that question to someone who doesn’t know what an evangelist is?
Pray for this fellow student, as last week I was also asked “What is a pastor?”
This person is not only unchurched, but familar terms like pastor and evangelist are foreign.