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