Six Evangelism Killers in a Church

July 21, 2017
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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:

  1. “That’s what we pay our pastor to do.”
  2. “Our church members are just not evangelistic.”
  3. “Our denomination does not help us.”
  4. “We emphasize evangelism once a year in our church.”
  5. “I don’t know anyone well who is not a Christian.”
  6. “We don’t have the resources.”

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