Normally, it is the pastor’s role to watch the back door. He is responsible for helping believers to grow in their relationship with God. When that doesn’t take place, the believer will ultimately look for the exit sign.
It is the evangelist’s role to get people to the front door. That person helps the church to reach out to non-Christians with the message of the gospel and then get then guide them to the church.
It is unrealistic to expect one person to do both of these well. The job of the pastor and the job of the evangelist is so huge and so different that no-one can give equal attention to both. Few people are gifted to do both. Most churches have a full time pastor so most churches would benefit from having someone watching the front door. Since there is normally not the budget or will to employ an evangelist, someone in the pews can step forward to take on that role.
Perhaps you are that person?
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