Podcast Episode #347
We have discussed evangelism a lot over the past few weeks and even launched a new site focused on it at EvangelismRenewal.com. Today we discuss six statements that can kill evangelism in your church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Evangelism is often the least natural ministry in many churches.
- If there is not explicit intentionality about evangelism, it will wane in a church.
- Evangelism is not the sole responsibility of the pastor and church staff.
- If we depend on a single evangelistic event, we abdicate our daily evangelistic responsibility.
- Don’t think of evangelism as a once-a-year church event.
- We should be highly intentional and prayerful about connecting with unbelievers.
- The most effective evangelistic churches have two main characteristics: obedience and prayer.
The six statements that kill evangelism are:
- “That’s what we pay our pastor to do.”
- “Our church members are just not evangelistic.”
- “Our denomination does not help us.”
- “We emphasize evangelism once a year in our church.”
- “I don’t know anyone well who is not a Christian.”
- “We don’t have the resources.”
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