Enough evangelism?

Are you getting the results you want in evangelism in your church?  Please stop for a moment in your busy schedule and ask yourself this question.  What do you aspire to accomplish?  If we’re honest with ourselves, there is always an area that we would like to see different results, and maybe this area has been on our minds for some time but nothing has changed.  So, we keep plodding along, spending our time and resources the same way but expecting different results.  Do you want to see different results? Do you believe the Lord would have you achieve different results?  If so, you need to change!  Leaders make things happen.  If things are not progressing, then the leader must take responsibility for that.  It comes with the job description of any leader.

Very specifically, would you like to see more evangelism in your church?

Consider the following in your thinking as you contemplate training people to do evangelism:

  1. Make a decision about the priority of training more evangelists.
  1. Set goals. Set a goal (how much time per week).  It must be measurable (i.e. 3 people involved in weekly evangelism) and time bound (by the end of the year). Then put together a plan to develop them.
  1. Get committed to do what it takes to achieve this goal.  Commitment is different than agreement.  How?  Agreement means “it’s a great idea and I’ll give it my best shot”.  Commitment is more like “Before God and my family, I will do what it takes to make this happen if the Lord wills”.  The former is a good idea (head knowledge) while the latter is head and heart.  You want to be at commitment for the achievement of this goal.
  1. Develop a written plan that includes the above and integrate it into your calendar.  Get an accountability partner to help you keep on track.  Then, as it says in James 4:15, give it to the Lord and trust Him for whatever results He wants for you.
Blog written by Clark Macaulay,
Director of Life-long-Learning,
Biblical Ministries Worldwide
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