How to Renew Evangelistic Growth in Your Church

Episode #292
January 10, 2017
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Podcast Episode #292

In my trends for 2017, I mentioned an increased intentionality on evangelism in the church. Today, we look at five keys to evangelistic growth in your church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • The top 6% of evangelistic churches reach one person each year for every 20 in attendance.
  • The author of salvation is God—not an evangelistic methodology or a program.
  • What a pastor leads and makes important is how the church will respond.
  • I’ve yet to find an evangelistic church who is not led by an evangelistic pastor.
  • Evangelistic growth, evangelistic atmosphere, and evangelistic environment are all tied together.
  • Church leaders need to be in the habit of sharing their faith and inviting others to church.
  • The more you celebrate evangelism in the church, the more it will happen in the church.

The five keys to renewed evangelistic growth which we discuss are:

  1. A small group of church members dedicated themselves to pray for an evangelistic harvest.
  2. Pastors make evangelism a personal priority.
  3. Leaders in the church teach church members to invite people to church.
  4. These churches love the communities in which they are located.
  5. These churches have consistent, usually weekly, efforts to connect with unchurched people in the community.

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