Why bother with mission and evangelism if God is sovereign and will thus fulfill his purpose anyway? Isn't evangelism made much more attraction in the Arminian framework, where Christ is said to have died for all mankind? This article shows this to be erroneous thinking, for the doctrine of election is not a hindrance in evangelism when properly understood.
This article addresses the title's question by first examining its presuppositions, and indicating that being afraid is not an inherent trait of being Reformed, and that the Reformed are not second to sectarians in Bible knowledge, as the latter do not have real Bible knowledge. Yet the author does identify that often, we as Reformed churches lack an integrated system of training in the truth, which manifests itself in the level of knowledge among professing members, impacting evangelism.
This article explains that the extent to which instructing newcomers in the faith depends on their prior exposure to Christianity. In general, the message in evangelism done by the established church is going to assume more than the message on the mission field. Yet discipleship and training in the faith is still called for, and at much depth.
Is evangelism "sowing" or "harvesting"? This article explains that this can be a false dilemma, that the two ought not to be separated. The Bible gives both tasks to the church, as illustrated from John 4, which shows how the sower and reaper are joined together and rejoice together. And so we are urged to fulfill our evangelistic task well.
This article looks at a couple of example in order to cut through the dilemma sounded in the title. It shows that a church's practice of evangelism ought not to wait until its theory is perfected, because that may never happen.
This article addresses the dilemma sometimes posed in a church, namely, whether it should prioritize home mission or foreign mission. The author explains that ultimately this is no dilemma, that the best support the home church can give to foreign mission is by being fully active in local evangelism.
This article considers the question of whether or not evangelism ought to be organized, and shows this to be a false dilemma. There are forms of evangelism that do call for some amount of organization. Yet the author is careful to point out certain dangers, including that these forms can lead to the general membership delegating the personal calling of witnessing to Christ.
This article considers whose responsibility within a congregation is the work of home mission. It shows from Ephesians 4:11-16 that the leadership is to equip the saints to fulfill the task of home mission or evangelism. It does consider the degree to which consistories, and possibly major assemblies, might be involved in the work of evangelism.