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Basic Introduction to Evangelism Center for Leadership Development Elder Saundra Cherry July 10, 2013
Discuss Purpose of Evangelism Sessions Define Evangelism Define Evangelist Explain When Evangelism Happens Discuss Why the Church Has Been Called to Evangelize Recognize Our Example of Evangelism
Describe Where Evangelism is Done (4 Levels) Describe How to Witness Describe the Great Commission Identify How We Fit in Evangelism Discuss What is Needed for Evangelism for LWCF Discuss Call to Action
To equip leaders to take an active role in being a witness for Christ both locally and globally To train leaders to hear the voice of the Spirit to help build up the body of Christ
To Become Fishers of Men: Catching People, Inviting Them to Come, Winning Souls.
-ism (Greek noun suffix) – ismos and Means Roughly the Act, State, or Theory of -ist(suffix) – indicates a person involved in the activity or field. -Ist means someone who does something. The suffix ist connotes "one who is skilled in something" or somebody who is involved in a particular field of study. Evangel (prefix) – Greek root is the word angel which means messenger. Examples of its use are evangel and archangel.
Evangelism is an act performed by evangelists (messengers) skilled in the activity of sharing the Good News of Jesus (the Gospel) with others.
Sharing the ABCs of Salvation: A =Acknowledge/admit you are a sinner. B = Believe in your heart that Jesus died for you. C = Confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
- EVERYDAY! - Through Windows of Opportunities
Because God Ordains it in Scripture. In the Old Testament In the New Testament
In the Old Testament In the Covenant: In the Covenant: Abraham & David Abraham & David The Psalms & the Prophets The Psalms & the Prophets Gen. 12:1-3; Gen. 12:1-3; 2 Sam. 7:4-17; Is. 9:6-7; Matt. 1:1-17 Ps. 96:3; Ps. 22:27; Hab. 2:14 Copyright AIMS 2001
In the New Testament In Gospels: In Gospels: Mat.28:18-20; Mk.16:15-18; Lk.24:46- 48; Jn. 20:21
In the Pauline Epistles Rom 1: Cor 9:16 Copyright AIMS 2001
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few ; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matt 9:35-38
Acts 1:8, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth. "All evangelism is not the same. Excerpt from C. Peter Wagner Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, p. 197
E – 1: Jerusalem Same Language Same Culture (Winning Those of Your Own Culture to Jesus Christ) Neighborhood ~ Community ~ Street Personal ~ Prison ~ Your Hometown Nursing Homes ~ Assisted Living Facilities Mentoring ~ PORT ~ Foodbank Excerpt from C. Peter Wagner Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, p. 197
Pictures of LWCF in action
E – 2: Judea (Hampton Roads, Peninsula & All Virginia Areas Beyond Newport News) Same Language Same/Similar Culture
E – 2: Samaria Same Language Different Culture-Cultures are different from the culture of the evangelist, but only slightly different. Similar World View Excerpt from C. Peter Wagner Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, p. 197
National Day of Prayer – Todd Stadium Newport News, VA
E – 3: Uttermost Parts of the Earth (Global Evangelism/Missions) Different Language Different Culture Different Worldview
Missions Trip to India
E – 0: [Base Camp] Winning People to Christ Who Are Already Church Members. Can I be in the church and not be born again or committed to Christ? Excerpt from C. Peter Wagner Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, p. 197
Hey, is there anybody here that wants to hear some Good News? How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52:7
A contemporary study of how people have come to faith in Christ reveals a startling result. Over 14,000 people from various church backgrounds were asked, "What or who was responsible for you coming to Christ and your church?" The following is a summary of the results: Special Need1-2% Walk-in 2-3% Pastor 4-5% Visitation 1-2% Sunday School 4-5% Evangelistic Crusade ½ -1% Church Program 2-3% Friend/Relative 75-90%
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and, lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20
It is sowing seeds on various kinds of soil. Mark 4:3-20
It is realizing the worth of one lost sheep. Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:1-7
It is being sensitive to other cultures. 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 The Great Commission and Evangelism
It is sharing the ABCs of Salvation. I John 1:9; Rom 10:9-10
It is teaching others about the Good News of Jesus. I Corinthians 15:1-4
E-1; E-2 E-3 E-0
A Christ-Centered Life (Scriptural Foundation, Personal and Intercessory Prayer) We Are Living Epistles – I Have a Testimony Proper Training Effective Leadership Qualities (Servant Leadership; Stir Up the Gift) Communication Skills Willingness to Participate in Evangelism Outreach Activities
Our Targets for Evangelism E-1, E-2 & E-3
WAKE UP! The Alarm is Sounding Hosea 8:1 The call is clear. The call is clear. The need is great. The need is great. We are to make disciples We are to make disciples of all nations. Get involved!! Get involved!! Where would you be if someone did not reach out to you?