Mentor or Coach

Should an evangelist be a mentor or a coach?

The answer to that question depends on your definition of both those terms. For the purpose of this blog, could we assume that “coach” refers to helping someone with a skill. “Mentor” refers to helping someone in every area of their life (family, marriage, spiritual, fianances, relationships, ministry, etc).

It is probably best for an evangelist to think in terms of coaching. That means the evangelist primarily focuses on helping people to do better in evangelism. That is, after all, the primary job description of an evangelist (Ephesians 4:11-12). While an evangelist might serve as a mentor to a couple people, the main task is “equipping saints to do the work of the ministry.”

If you are an evangelist… the logical question to ask is: Who are you coaching?






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