A church without evangelism becomes a church that does not make disciples,
Because there are no new Christians to disciple.
A church without evangelism becomes a church where members fight over their preferences,
Because the members do not focus on reaching those who are not followers of Christ.
A church without evangelism becomes a church without true fellowship.
Because true fellowship not only cares for its own, but it looks beyond its own.
A church without evangelism gets mad at the pastor,
Because the members think they pay the pastor to do evangelism for them.
A church without evangelism becomes a church that does not do ministry.
Because there are fewer and fewer members to do ministry.
A church without evangelism becomes a church that strays from the Bible,
Because the Bible clearly teaches to evangelize people with the gospel.
A church without evangelism becomes a church giving less to missions,
Because there are fewer people to give to missions.
A church without evangelism becomes a church without prayer,
Because churches that truly pray are concerned for the lost in their communities.
A church without evangelism becomes a church that cannot worship together,
Because there are fewer people to attend worship services.
A church without evangelism will soon close its doors.
And that’s probably best.
Because that church stopped being a church long ago when it decided to no longer be obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
Posted on June 27, 2022
With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.
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Tom: I understand what you are saying; the early church did not have seminary training or literature to study. They only had a man standing before them, led by the Holy Spirit, testifying what the Lord had done for him by giving him life eternal, as a free gift. This was a gift to share with everyone. __ They (The Church) all stepped forward, as missionaries ready to give their life as a sacrifice for what they had received through the sacrificial Blood on the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary. The gift, by faith, of eternal life. __The church fellowship met, as a social gathering to pray and have fellowship with one another and then went out on mission with their testimony to witness to anyone willing to listen. that was the early church, , ,__Now, we as a church family still have the same command. We, as a church body, need to be led to sacrifice strongly to support our missionaries in the foreign fields of service. Most of all our preparation for service that is needed at our back door lead by a mission minded, strong soul winning Pastor.
Jack Barbee, Thanks for replying. You perfectly understood what I was trying to say, and you did a much better explaining it than I obviously did. I love and agree with your summary!!
True every Christian is born to do evangelism to fulfill the great commission that says go to all nations and make desciples.