Evangelism

“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.'” Mark 16:15

What is evangelism?

Evangelism is the proclaiming of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4), the good news of and about Jesus Christ. Therefore, the gospel is a communicated message—in oral (Luke 7:22; Rom. 10:14-17) and/or written (Luke 1:1-4) form.

Why do we need to evangelize?

1) Seeking and saving the lost was a primary purpose of Jesus coming to earth (Luke 19:10); 2) We are commanded to do so (Mark 16:15, Matt. 28:18-20); 3) The Holy Spirit equips us for it (Acts 1:8); 4) It’s a tangible demonstration of our love for God (John 14:15) and others—as people get saved by hearing and responding to the gospel (Rom. 10:14-17; 2 Cor. 5:19-20); 5) It gives glory to God through our yielding to His will (2 Pet. 3:9); proclaiming His truth; and being salt & light in the world (Matt. 5:13-16).

How do we evangelize?

Although there are many ways in which we can communicate the gospel, our aim should be to always remain biblical and Christ-centered—clinging to the example of Jesus, the apostles, and New Testament church, while avoiding various false teachings and popular fads that may compromise the integrity of God’s timeless message of salvation.

Instead of trying to cover every way to share your faith imaginable, we have chosen to emphasize a biblical method that is rooted in Scripture, commended by respected church leaders around the world, and emulates how Jesus and the apostles often communicated the gospel (www.wayofthemaster.com).

Remember, the good news of Christ dying for one’s sin is only good news to people that believe they are sinners in need of saving. Examining God’s law helps us convey the true spiritual condition of the people with whom we share. Galatians 3:24 reminds us of the role of the Law: “Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.”

Training

Download this handout and watch the videos below for tips and encouragement when it comes to sharing your faith.

Evangelism Training (Session One)

Evangelism Training (Session Two)

 

Evangelism Excursions

Every so often we go out into the community to share the gospel with the lost. Through fervent prayer, reliance on the Holy Spirit, and the equipping of ourselves with Scripture and gospel tracts, we humbly yet boldly communicate the good news of Jesus Christ. Will you join us? Contact Justin below for more information.
 

What Next?

Sharing the gospel with someone is the first step in discipleship–the process of guiding someone in the truths and practices of growing believers. Check out our Discipleship Game Plan for a helpful tool in your efforts to make disciples who make disciples.