We as a church and as individual believers should be concerned about evangelism because humanity is caught in the grip of sin, and its only way out is for forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ.
...humanity is caught in the grip of sin, and its only way out is for forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ.
In the story of Christ, shared by Peter in Acts 2 and spread throughout the world by Christians from throughout the generations, men and women find...
- new life
- a future in God's hands
- the joy of the true Church
And that is why we share the gospel and talk about Jesus any opportunity God gives us. What can you do to begin intentionally sharing the light of Christ in 2015?
Develop a relationship with God worth sharing.
Do you have an abiding, growing, thriving relationship with Jesus? We can't offer to others what we ourselves don't have.
Pray for opportunities to share your faith and for friends & family who don't know Christ.
Be specific! Pray not just for opportunities but also for the boldness to seize those opportunities.
Invite & Bring people to church.
Offer to pick someone up, or meet them at Shandon, or take them to lunch after church. Use Easter Sunday (April 5) as a great opportunity to invite someone to church.
Develop your confidence in sharing your faith through evangelism training.
We'll begin a 3-week series of evangelism training in all our college and adult Sunday School classes starting February 15. I encourage you be there all three weeks. We'll offer a Wednesday evening class starting in late April.
Tell the story of Jesus and the story of how He has changed your life.
Be a witness to what you have experienced. And when you do seize those opportunities for gospel conversations, write the date on The Power of One wall in the Gathering Place. We can't wait to see that wall fill up with dates as a testimony to our church intentionally and passionately sharing their faith this year.