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While Evangelism may be the responsibility of all Christ Followers, people with the gift of Evangelism display exceptional boldness and skill at sharing their faith. People with the gift of Evangelism often share their faith as a natural part of any conversation. Similarly, Evangelists may even find it natural to share their faith with complete strangers. Evangelists can list the specific names of people whom they have personally led to faith in Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13 lists Evangelist not only as a spiritual gift, but also as an important office within the Church. In this passage, the Apostle Paul stresses that God has ordained the Evangelist to “prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ”. The Evangelist shares this God-ordained commission with Apostles, Prophets, Pastors and Teachers. But it is the work of the Evangelist that enables those in other ministry offices to full fill their ministry calling, for unless a person first comes to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior it is pointless to consider how they will “become mature” in Christ.
In today’s ministries, Evangelism is generally utilized in two ways: 1) Programmed Evangelism and 2) Personal Evangelism. Based upon you distinct personality, please select all that apply:
If God has given you a highly relational personality, you will likely prefer Personal Evangelism over Programmed Evangelism. This type of Evangelist can be found wherever people gather. They seek to build authentic relationships, and through the trust established in those relationships, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ one-on-one. This type of Evangelist is thrilled when they are able to personally pray with an individual to accept Christ. In a similar fashion, they grow to care deeply about the spiritual welfare of the people God has brought within their life, and may spend considerable time praying for the salvation of those that do not currently know the Lord. The Personal Evangelist will resonate with the passion of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:18-20…”All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God”. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate checkbox.
Programmed Evangelism centers around “Seeker Events”. Seeker events may include Sunday Seeker Services, Evangelism Crusades, or Alpha-type Evangelistic programs. Programmed Evangelism utilizes the gifts and abilities of many people to accomplish the work of communicating and relating the Gospel message. The Evangelist who prefers Programmed Evangelism will likely be highly creative, or in contrast, have strong administrative skills. They may also be “big picture” people who seek many conversions to Christ, and so do not have the patience for one-on-one evangelism as their primary ministry methodology. In Acts 17:16-34, The Apostle Paul used “Programmed Evangelism” when he entered the meeting of the Areopagus in which the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated new ideas every day…Paul introduced a new idea for discussion…the “Unknown God who raises the dead to life”. The result was that a few influential philosophers believed in Jesus Christ. If you feel led by God to serve others in this manner, please select the appropriate checkbox.
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