10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

February 24, 2017
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Podcast Episode #305


Evangelism in the church is waning, so today we cover 10 questions you can use to determine the evangelistic health of your church. Also, the “bee-line to the cross” quote is Spurgeon after all.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Relational evangelism without a gospel presentation is not really evangelism.
  • Once you move people to an outward focus, they stop thinking about themselves as much.
  • Many people don’t pray for lost people by name because they don’t know anyone outside their holy huddle.
  • We should be praying for eternal issues as much as (if not more than) temporal issues.
  • Becoming evangelistic requires getting outside of your comfort zone.
  • When you’re a good evangelistic leader in a church, you’re probably leading outwardly.
  • Small groups should be one of the most evangelistic tools a church has.
  • The priority of the leaders will become the priority of the church.

The 10 questions we cover are:

  1. Are members more concerned about the lost than their own preferences and comfort?
  2. Is the church led to pray for lost persons?
  3. Are the members of the church open to reaching people who don’t look or act like them?
  4. Do conflicts and critics zap the evangelistic energy of the church?
  5. Do small groups and Sunday school classes seek to reach lost persons within their groups?
  6. Is the leadership of the church evangelistic?
  7. Do the sermons regularly communicate the gospel?
  8. Are there ministries in the church that encourage members to be involved in evangelistic outreach and lifestyle?
  9. Have programs become ends in themselves rather than means to reach people?
  10. Is there any process of accountability for members to be more evangelistic?

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