Spiritual Gift of Evangelism
A Spiritual Gift Definition by AssessME.org
While Evangelism is the responsibility of every Christ Follower, people who possess the spiritual gift of Evangelism display exceptional boldness and skill at sharing their faith. People with the spiritual 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 the gift expressions that apply:
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.