Are you leading your church in evangelism? Here are nine questions you need to ask yourself as a pastor to determine your evangelistic focus.
This article offers five tips for overcoming relational barriers to reaching out to people different than you, with a view to evangelism opportunities.
What is evangelism? Part of answering this question is knowing what evangelism is not. This article identifies five things that are mistaken for evangelism.
Is there a model the church can use to reach out to the lost through evangelism? The church can use the model of incarnation, inquiry, interpretation, and ignition. This article explains what this model looks like—the model Jesus used on the road to Emmaus.
Humble evangelism—can this be the way of doing evangelism? What is it, exactly? It is evangelism that starts with the awareness of your own need for Jesus.
What should be the relationship between evangelism and social action in mission work? Should they both characterize missions? To answer these questions this article looks at different views on this issue. It discusses the relationship between the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, and the call to the church to seek justice.
Christians will be called to defend the faith. How do you defend your faith in public? How can you engage in evangelism? This article explains the temptations facing Christians when it comes to defending their faith, the reason for this defense, and the manner of defending the faith on the basis of 1 Peter 3:15.
Does God's sovereign work of election nullify the need for evangelism? Looking at the relationship between election and evangelism, this article shows that God’s sovereign work of election should be the fuel for evangelism.
Are you struggling to engage in evangelism? Think of evangelism as sowing seeds, then think of different ways you can sow the seeds of the gospel. This article offers ten such ways.
This article considers the way Paul and Barnabas engaged with the Lycaonians in Acts 14:1-20. It shows that evangelism that begins with God as Creator is the point of contact to common human experience, for no one can deny that they were created. Paul argues that all men are already in the debt of a gracious God, and so are to repent of sin and place their faith in Christ. Preaching is to proclaim the Creator and Redeemer of all things.
Did you know that engaging in evangelism can increase your joy as a Christian? How is that possible? There are three ways, and this article will explain them.
Just like Timothy who was commanded to do the work of an evangelist, pastors must also do evangelism. How do they do that? This article suggests four ways in which pastors must carry out this work, starting with themselves.
Do you want to learn to evangelize? The book of Proverbs offers eight basic lessons on evangelism, which this article considers.
This article raises and evaluates five common excuses for not evangelizing, and follows up with a plan to alter the course and look for opportunities for evangelism.
Are those who have not heard the gospel excluded from the blessing of a life with God? More evangelical scholars have recently questioned the conviction that those who die without faith in Christ are excluded from eternal blessings. In this paper it is argued that an unqualified inclusivism undermines the urgency of mission and evangelism. Two scholars, Clark Pinnock and John Sanders are placed in the spotlight.
The article deplores the weakened nature of today's evangelism. The author points out one important aspect of evangelism that has been ignored: this work is for the glory of God alone, not man. The article goes on to consider the nature of the gospel as something not independent of the law of God. In conclusion the author considers what God's people must do in view of the existing situation of evangelistic malpractice.
Evangelism should be the work of the whole congregation. To carry out this responsibility the church must be enabled by the Holy Spirit and equipped by the office bearers.
Amyraldianism (following the teaching of Amyraldus/Amyraut) is often portrayed as a balanced alternative to both Calvinism and Arminianism. This article reviews the publication Christ for the World: Affirming Amyraldianism. This book is an Amyraldian commentary on developments in Reformed theology after the Synod of Dort.
What happens when evangelism is strictly by silent witness? This article urges evangelism that is not only visible but audible.
Anointed as prophet, every Christian has the calling and ability to confess Jesus’ name. This article explains that evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. The love of God experienced by the believer generates a response of love, which is the motive for evangelism. So members must be encouraged to carry out this task of witnessing.
This article describes the Reformed view of evangelism, focusing on the confrontational character of the gospel.
In this chapter Haykin reveals John Calvin's approach to Scripture and theology that was clearly pro-missions and pro-evangelism. While Calvin was concerned more directly with purifying the church than initiating a worldwide missions movement, his interpretation of the Bible was consistent with a free proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of the lost.