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Title: EVANGELISM Alvin L. Reid

Foundation Evangelism Handbook
Chapter 1
The North American church is suffering from
severe mission amnesia. It has forgotten why it
exists. --Reggie McNeal
  • Missional is the noun missionary modified to
    be an adjective. . . . If churches study and
    learn language, become a part of the culture,
    proclaim the good news, be the presence of
    Christ, and contextualize biblical life and
    church for that culturethey are a missional
  • Stetzer and Dodson

Marks of a Missional Church (Stetzer and Dodson,
Comeback Churches)
  1. Incarnational
  2. Indigenous
  3. Intentional

Part 1Biblical
Chapter 2A Movement Not a Method The Message
We Share
  • There is one thing stronger than all the armies
    in the world and that is an idea whose time has
  • --Victor Hugo

Christianity is a movement to be advanced, not
merely an institution to be maintained.
What Evangelism is Not
What Evangelism is Not
  • The Mute Approach

What Evangelism is Not
  • The Numbers Game

What Evangelism is Not
  • Professionals Need Only Apply

What Evangelism is Not
  • Cop-Out

What Evangelism ISBiblical Terms
Communicate Good News
  • The basic word for evangelism in the New
    Testament is the term transliterated into the
    English as evangel (noun) or evangelize

Herald A Message
  • A second term is kerusso and its related forms.
    This verb form means to proclaim in the manner
    of a herald. It implies the declaration of an

Witness Or Testify
  • Notice the words translated martureo(verb) and
    marturion (noun). Today we think of a martyr as
    someone who died for the faith. The Greek word
    martyr literally means a witness.

Become Disciples, Or Christ-Followers
  • Matheteusate is the main verb in the Great
    Commission passage, Matthew 2819-20 Goand
    make disciples. The verb in this passage is an
    imperative, a command.

1. Anglican 2. Lewis Drummond 3. D.T. Niles
4. The Church Growth Movement
  • 1-P, Presence. For example, agricultural,
    medical missions.
  • 2-P, Proclamation. Presenting the gospel in an
    understandable manner.
  • 3-P, Persuasion. Second Corinthians 511
    encourages hearers to respond.
  • 5. Campus Crusade For Christ

6. Reid Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ by
word and life in the power of the Holy Spirit, so
that unbelievers become followers of Jesus Christ
in His church and in the culture.
I Thess. 15-10 As a Model
  • Not in WORD Only
  • Why not today?

Chapter 3Why Do We Do the Things That We
Do?Motives for Evangelism
Motives For Evangelism
From the Perspective of God
  • The Character of God
  • The Love of God

From the Perspective of The Believer
  • Obedience
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Eternal Rewards
  • Evangelism And Unbelievers
  • Future Joy Or Future Judgment

Chapter 4The Mission of God A Missional
Reading of Scripture
  • A missional hermeneutic, then, is not content
    simply to call for obedience to the Great
    Commission (thought it will assuredly include
    that as a matter of nonnegotiable importance),
    nor even to reflect on the missional implications
    of the Great Commandment. For behind both it will
    find the Great Communicationthe revelation of
    the identity of God, of Gods action in the world
    and Gods saving purpose for all creation. And
    for the fullness of this communication we need
    the whole Bible in all its parts and genres, for
    God has given us no less. A missional hermeneutic
    takes the indicative and the imperative of the
    biblical revelation with equal seriousness, and
    interprets each in the light of the other. C. J.
    H. Wright, The Mission of God (Downers Grove, IL
    InterVarsity Press, 2006), 61-62.

  • FALL

Old TestamentPentateuch-protoevangelium (Gen.
315)-Promise to Abraham (Gen. 12)-Sinai
covenant (Ex. 19)-Day of Atonement (Lev. 16)
A Whole Bible Approach To The Great Commission
  • Taken from Convergent Church by Liederbach/Reid

A Whole Bible Approach To The Great Commission
  • 1. Everything begins in God and is to return to
  • 2. Human existence must be understood as
    theocentric, not anthropocentric.

A Whole Bible Approach To The Great Commission
  • 3. Individual life stories must conform to Gods
  • 4. A higher affection must motivate a life lived
    for Gods glory.

A Whole Bible Approach To The Great Commission
  • 5. A life of worship should compel us to invite
    the lost to join us.
  • 6. The corporate worship of the church ought to
    change the culture.

Chapter 5Jesus and Paul
  • Life was in Him, and that life was the light of
    men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the
    darkness did not overcome it.

  • --John 14-5

Evangelism from the life and work of ChristI.
The Incarnation Was Evangelistic In Its Intent
II. His Earthly Ministry Modeled Evangelism
  • A. Our Lord Demonstrated An Evangelistic Passion
    (Matthew 936-38)

  • A. Our Lord Demonstrated An Evangelistic Passion
  • B. Jesus Practiced Mass Evangelism

  • A. Our Lord Demonstrated An Evangelistic Passion
  • B. Jesus Practiced Mass Evangelism
  • C. Jesus Taught The Importance of Evangelism

  • A. Our Lord Demonstrated An Evangelistic Passion
  • B. Jesus Practiced Mass Evangelism
  • C. Jesus Taught The Importance of Evangelism
  • D. Jesus Practiced Personal Evangelism

Example-John 4 Witness
  • Intentional (44)
  • Conversational (47)
  • Respectful (47)
  • Directional (410-15,19-24)
  • Convictional (416-18)
  • Confrontational (426)
  • Missional (428-30)
  • Attitudinal (All of John 4)

III. His Death And Resurrection Embody The
Message Of Evangelism IV. His Commission
Demands That We Evangelize
  • Matt 2819-20 John 2021
  • Mark 1615 Acts 18
  • Luke 24-27-48

The Ministry Of The Apostle PaulI. Paul Was A
Prepared Witness
  • A. Prior to His Conversion
  • B. By His Conversion
  • C. By His Commission

II. Pauls Practice Of Evangelism
  • A. Paul Was A Passionate Witness
  • B. Paul Was An Intentional Witness

III. Pauls Methods
  • Personal evangelism
  • Mass evangelism
  • Household evangelism
  • Apologetic evangelism
  • Miracles and evangelism
  • Educational evangelism
  • Literary evangelism
  • Church planting
  • Urban evangelism
  • Follow-up

The Birth of a MovementEvangelism in the
It was a small group of eleven men whom Jesus
commissioned to carry on his work,and bring the
gospel to the whole world. They were not
distinguished they were not well educated they
had no influential backers.If they had stopped
to weight up the probabilities of succeeding in
their mission, even granted their conviction that
Jesus was alive, and that his Spirit went with
them to equip them for their task, their hearts
must surely have sunk, so heavily were the odds
weighed against them. How could they possibly
succeed? And yet they did.
--Michael Green
Evangelism In The Acts
I. A Strategy Develops
  • Total Penetration
  • Total Participation

II. The THESIS of ActsActs 18 Personnel Power
III. Features of the work of the Spirit in Acts
  • Four times the Spirit speaks directly. Each time
    He says GO.
  • 829-35 1019-20 132 2825-26
  • 2. Consistently when the Spirit filled believers
    their immediate response was to share Christ
    Acts 24, 114-8, 31 63, 7 917, 20 1124

IV. The Witness Of The Believers In Acts
  • A. All Believers Witnessed Personally In the
  • B. Only Some Of The Disciples Preached To Crowds
  • C. Believers Lived Their Faith And Pursued Their
    Mission Daily
  • D. They Reached People And Formed Churches

  • E. They Declared An Unchanging, Timeless Message
  • F. They Gave Testimony To The Gospels Impact On
    Their Lives
  • G. They Shared Christ In The Face Of Tremendous
  • H. They were willing to adapt their approach
    when needed.

Chapter 7History I Second Through the
Eighteenth Centuries
The Spread Of Christianity Following The First
Century How Did They Do It?
I. Key Early Leaders
  • Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna
  • Ignatius, bishop of Antioch
  • Irenaeus
  • Justin Martyr
  • Gregory Thaumaturgos

II. Middle Ages
  • Ulfilas (318-388)
  • Patrick of Ireland
  • Columba (521-597)
  • Augustine of Canterbury (545-605)
  • Boniface

III. The Reformation Period
  • A. Evangelism On The Eve Of The Reformation
  • Peter Waldo
  • Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
  • Jerome Savonarola (1452-1498)

  • Martin Luther (1486-1546)
  • Clarified gospel, preaching the Word, priesthood
    of believers, considered himself an evangelist
  • John Calvin (1509-64)
  • Focused on Gods work in salvation, emphasized
    singing of Psalms, preaching, personal evangelist
  • Anabaptists
  • Effective evangelism, believers baptism,
    persecuted by others

Great Awakenings And Evangelism
I. Pietism
  • A. Philip Spener PiaDesideria
  • B. A.H. Francke
  • C. Nicholaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf (1700-1760)

II. The First Great Awakening
A. Theodore Freylinghuysen in the Dutch Reformed
Church in New Jersey. He Emphasized four things
  • Evangelistic preaching
  • Zealous visitation
  • Church discipline and
  • Lay preachers

B. The Tennent family witnessed awakening among
Presbyterians in Pennsylvania.
  • Gilbert Tennent The Dangers of an Unconverted

C. Jonathan Edwards
  • Edwards, one of the greatest theologians,
    practitioners, and writers in the history of
    spiritual awakening.

The Five Marks
  1. When the operation is such to raise their esteem
    of Jesus.
  2. When the spirit that is at work operates against
    the interests of Satans kingdom.
  3. Men show a greater regard to the Holy Scriptures.
  4. If it leads persons to truth.
  5. If the spirit that is at work among a people
    operates as a spirit of love to God and man.

D. George Whitefield, also involved in the
Evangelical Awakening in England with John and
Charles Wesley, came to the colonies several
times. He preached from north to south, uniting
the various movements.
E. In the southern colonies, revival spread
mainly through Methodists and Baptist. The
leaders among Baptist were Shubal Stearns and
Daniel Marshall.
III. The Evangelical Awakening In England
  • John Wesley (1703-91)
  • George Whitefield (1714-70)

Chapter 8History II Nineteenth Century to
Our Time
  • I felt ablaze with a desire to go through the
    length and breadth of Wales to tell of my Savior
    and had that been possible, I was willing to pay
    God for doing so.
  • --Evan Roberts

The Second Great Awakening
  • Churches call for prayer
  • Colleges
  • Camp Meetings
  • Finney

The Laymans Prayer Revival 1867-58Jeremiah
LanphierD.L. MoodyCharles Spurgeon
Global Movements 1900-1910
  • The Welsh Revival
  • Evan Roberts
  • 1. Confess every known sin.
  • 2. Put away every doubtful habit.
  • 3. Obey the Holy Spirit promptly.
  • 4. Confess Jesus publicly.

Jesus Movement
  • Jesus People
  • S.B.C.
  • Explo 1972
  • Worship Witness

Other 20th Century Factors
  • The Rise of The Evangelical Movement
  • Evangelistic Innovations
  • Citywide, Interdenominational Crusades
  • Denominational Evangelism
  • Parachurch Evangelism
  • International Conferences/Congresses on
  • International Missions Emphases
  • Methodological Evangelism
  • The Church Growth Movement
  • The Seeker Movement
  • The Emerging Church Movement

Chapter 9A Theology of Evangelism
  • The greatest single proof of Christianity for
    others is not how far a man can logically analyze
    his reasons for believing, but how far in
    practice he will stake his life on his belief.
  • --T.S. Eliot

There is a need to keep evangelism and theology
  • Evangelism and theology must be kept together to
    avoid extremism
  • Theology and evangelism must remain linked
    because the Bible always weds theology with
    practical matters like evangelism.
  • People who have been used of God have generally
    kept theology and evangelism in unity.

Evangelism Related To Central Doctrines
  • The Scriptures
  • The Doctrine of God
  • Christ And Salvation

What Is the Gospel?
  • The Great Drama of Redemption
  • Creation
  • Fall
  • Redemption
  • Consummation

View of Salvation
  • Exclusivism
  • Pluralism
  • Universalism
  • Annihilationism
  • Inclusivism

Part IISpiritual Resources
Chapter 10The Work of the Spirit
  • Evangelism without the Holy Spirit is like a body
    without a soul.
  • Delos Miles

The Work of the Spirit in the Believer
  • The Spirit Indwells And Seals The Believers At
    Conversion (Ephesians 113-14)
  • The Spirit Fills The Believers For Service
  • How Can You Know You Are Filled
  • Hindrances To The Filling
  • How Does A Person Receive The Filling?
  • The Spirit Gives Believers Gifts

The Holy Spirit In The Believers Witness
  1. He empowers us to witness (Acts 18)
  2. He gives us wisdom (Luke 1212)
  3. He gives us boldness (Acts 431)
  4. He helps us in our praying (Rom. 816)
  5. He gives us the burning desire to see people
    saved (Acts 429-31)

The Work Of The Spirit In The Unbeliever
  • The Spirit Precedes The Witness (Acts 101-15)
  • The Spirit Convicts The Unbeliever
  • The Spirit Does The Work Of Regeneration (John

Chapter 11The Power of Prayer
  • That Satan trembles when he sees the weakest
    saint upon his knees, why not make him Tremble?
  • --Ralph Herring

Prayer Intimacy with God that leads to the
fulfillment of His purposes.
Jesus, Our Example In Prayer
  • He modeled prayer (John 17).
  • He spent time in personal prayer (Mark 135).
  • He prayed at important events (Matt 2636-44
    Luke 612).
  • He taught the importance of prayer (Matt 6).

Personal Prayer
  1. Let your gaze be on God, your glance on your
  2. Let prayer be your first choice, not your last.
  3. Pray retail, not wholesale.
  4. Pray more from conviction than from crisis.

Features Of Prayer
  • Praises
  • Thanksgiving
  • Confession
  • Intercession
  • Petition
  • Listening

Daily Personal Worship Practical Tips
  1. Establish in your heart and mind the importance
    of the devotional time.
  2. Designate a time and place for your time with God
  3. Do whatever is necessary to be spiritually
  4. Adjust your time occasionally to avoid monotony.
  5. As you pray make the Scripture a part of your

Prayer and Evangelism
  • Pray For Boldness To Witness
  • Pray In The Spirits Power
  • Pray for Harvesters

Chapter 12Testimony
  • For we are unable to stop speaking about what we
    have seen and heard
  • --Peter and John in
    Acts 420

Sharing Your Conversion Testimony
  • Biblical Examples
  • John 9
  • Acts 22 26

Its Importance
  1. It is Relevant
  2. It is Unique
  3. It Holds Up A mirror To The Person With Whom You

Guidelines For Sharing Ones Conversion Testimony
  1. Write out your testimony, seeking the Spirits
  2. Give adequate but precise details showing how
    Christ became your Lord and Savior and how Christ
    meets your daily needs. Make sure you exalt the
    Christ of your experience more than your
  3. Use language the nonbeliever can understand.
  4. Relive your testimony as you tell it. This will
    enable you to present it with loving enthusiasm.

  1. Relate your testimony to the Scripture, using
    pertinent verses as they are needed.
  2. Speak distinctly and in a natural tone, avoiding
    any mannerisms that might detract from the
  3. Be brief (two or three minutes). People are
    interested in your testimony but not your life
  4. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you present Christ so
    the unbeliever will want to know him and will
    come to know him personally.

  • Share your Christian testimony regularly with
    other Christian members of your family, then with
    Christian friends, until it becomes a natural
    part of your daily conversation. Then share it
    with your lost friends and others.
  • After sharing your testimony, ask, Has anything
    like this ever happened to you? This question
    is a simple way to move into the gospel

Other Types
  • A Recovery Testimony
  • The Spiritual Autobiography

Chapter 13The Potency of Consistency Character
  • The transformed character of Christian men and
    women is the key to world evangelization at the
    end of the twentieth century and beyond.
  • --Leighton Ford

Building Blocks From Acts 20
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Passion
  • Purity

5. Conviction
  • Live by principle, not by feelings.
  • Listen to God, not to popular opinion.
  • Prioritize sacrifice rather than comfort.
  • Consider the long-term consequence of your

6. Priorities
  • I have time to do that which is important.
  • If I dont control my time, someone else will.
  • I must decide what are the Big Rocks

7. The True Test Of Character-Attitude
  • I am responsible for my attitude.
  • My attitude is either my friend or my enemy.
  • I must constantly correct my attitude.
  • My attitude is contagious.
  • My attitude reflects my walk with God.

The Missing Element Wisdom
Chapter 14Disciplines
  • What Are The Key Disciplines?

Selected Disciplines Related To Evangelism
  • 1. STUDY
  • Repetition
  • Concentration
  • Comprehension
  • Reflection
  • Fasting

  • 2. Fasting
  • 3. Meditation, Silence, Solitude
  • 4. Service
  • 5. The Discipline of Evangelism

Part IIIIntentional
  • Love All, Serve All.
  • --Slogan of the Hard Rock Café

Chapter 15The Need of the Hour - Leadership
  • Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of
    the key reasons why we have so little that
    becomes greatFew people attain great lives, in
    large part because it is just to easy to settle
    for a good life.
  • --Jim Collins

Paul On Leadership
  1. Lead With Confidence In Gods Call
  2. Lead By Equipping Other Leaders
  3. Lead With Humility

  • Lead Others To Greatness For God
  • Lead By Faith
  • Lead By Defining Reality
  • Lead By The Strength Of Your Character

Chapter 16Personal EvangelismThe What
Facing Our Fears
  • Failure
  • Failure
  • Rejection
  • The Principle of Transference
  • The Role of Rejection

The Approach To A Witnessing Encounter
  • The initial contact with a lost person, through
    words and actions, which establishes enough
    relationship to allow a witness for Christ.

How To Approach A Person To Follow Christ
  • Approach People With A Heart Of Love
  • -We care about them. People really do not care
    how much you know about God unless they can tell
    you also care about them!
  • -We believe what we are talking about.
  • -We have the hand of God on our lives.
  • Approach In A Spirit of Prayer
  • Approach With An Attitude Of Expectancy
  • Be Sensitive To The Spirit

Models Of A Good Approach
  • 1. Explore, Stimulate, Share
  • 2. Personal Testimony
  • Has anything like this ever happened to you?
  • 3. Acrostic
  • FIRE
  • Family
  • Interests
  • Religious background
  • Exploratory Questions

Tools For Sharing Your Faith
  • Marked New Testament
  • Gospel Tracts
  • Never use a tract you havent read.(Some are weak
  • Brevity is desirable.
  • Use tracts that are attractive.
  • Be enthusiastic about the contents.
  • Be sure the tract sets forth the facts of the
  • The tract should explain the process by which a
    person becomes a Christian, particularly
    emphasizing repentance and faith.

Memorized Presentations
Role PlayingCalling For A Decision
  • Transitions Questions Does what we have been
    discussing make sense to you?
  • Willingness Question Is there any reason why
  • would not be willing to receive Gods gift of
    eternal life?
  • Commitment Question Are you willing to turn
    from your sin and place your faith in Jesus right

Practical Ideas For Personal Witness
Follow-Up And Assimilation
Practical Steps
  • Be as urgent about follow-up as you were about
    sharing Christ.
  • Help the new believer with assurance.
  • Give specific guidance in the Christian life.

Biblical Model
  • Personal Contact
  • Personal Prayer
  • Personal Representatives
  • Personal Correspondence
  • Waylon B. Moore

Chapter 17Personal Evangelism The How
  • Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel
    bell I wish to run a rescue mission within a
    yard of hell.
  • C.T. Studd

Ways to Engage Believers In Witnessing
  1. Assignment visitation/planned evangelism
  2. Lifestyle/spontaneous evangelism
  3. Missional/relational witness.

Understanding Servant Evangelism
  • David Wheeler

What is Servant Evangelism
  • Servant evangelism is a combination of simple
    acts of kindness and intentional personal
    evangelismit involves intentionally sharing
    Christ by consistently modeling biblical

Assignment Visitation/Planned Evangelism
  1. Annual church survey.
  2. Door-to-door prospecting
  3. Register guests at all services
  4. Telephone survey
  5. Sunday school or church roll.
  6. Newcomer or utility lists.

  1. Smile, smile, smile, always smile.
  2. Be polite, regardless of the response. You
    cannot tell how the Holy Spirit will honor your
  3. Use an effective survey tool.
  4. Offer a gift, as in servant evangelism.
  5. Have clearly designated areas, good maps, and
    instructions to avoid overlap and confusion.
  6. Train the surveyors to take good, clear
  7. Cover an area well.

Missional/Relational Witness
  • Missional witness means we witness in the context
    of our lifestyle with people we know and have a
  • Missional witness means we will build
    relationships with others who do not know Christ
    to love them to Him. It means we will appreciate
    (through sometimes not embrace) their interests
    and cultural distinctives).

Lifestyle/Spontaneous Evangelism
  • R.A. Torreys two important rules to remember
    when witnessing in public
  • Obey the Holy Spirit.
  • Never embarrass the person to whom you are

Chapter 18Church Evangelism
  • The church is the only institution on earth
    raised up to exist for its own nonmembers.
  • William Temple

Features of the Church for Today
  • 1. The base for reaching the world, according to
    the New Testament, is the local church.

Three Areas Of Balance
  1. Church Culture Gospel Liberalism
  2. Church Gospel Gospel Fundamentalism
  3. Gospel Culture Church Parachurch

Features of the Church for Today
  • 2. Some see the church as irrelevant.
  • 3. Some are victims of the Edifice Complex
  • 4. Some make a sharp, unbiblical clergy-laity
  • 5. Some have an unhealthy and unbiblical emphasis
    on fellowship.

  • The Church Growth Movement

  • Purpose -Driven Church
  • Emerging Church
  • 1. relevants
  • 2. reconstructionists
  • 3. revisionists

Revitalizing A Stagnant Church
  1. Know Your Church Field
  2. Change The Culture
  3. Utilize Short Term Mission Trips

Striking the Match of Strategic Short-term
Evangelistic Missions
  • George Robinson
  • Starting a Wildfire
  • STM teams equipped for and motivated toward
    appropriate cross-cultural evangelistic
  • The Kindling
  • STM organizers need to prioritize the equipping
    of indigenous national leadership by going to
    the target area in advance of the volunteer team,
    in order to establish a mutually agreed upon
    long-term strategy.
  • Ignition
  • The purpose of the strategic STM should be
    partnering to share the simple trans- cultural
    message of the gospel in such a way that
    disciples are made and brought
  • into new home groups that are located in the
    target area.
  • Fanning the Flame
  • Add fuel to the fire by establishing
    interdependent partnerships with the indigenous
    leadership through helping them to develop and
    achieve ever-expanding church reproduction

  • 4. Small Groups
  • Sunday School

The Key To Evangelistic EffectivenessContextuali
  • Principles of Contextualization
  • We affirm that the Bible is the only infallible
    text that exists.
  • We affirm that there is a biblical precedent for
    using bridges to reach out to others with the
    Gospel (Acts 1722-23).
  • We affirm an incarnational approach to missions
    that is bound by biblical parameters.
  • We affirm both the sufficiency and unique nature
    of biblical revelation (2 Timothy 314-17).
  • We affirm the need to be ethically sound in our
    evangelistic methodology (2 Corinthians 42)

Chapter 19Worship Evangelism Linking the
Glory of God to the Gospel
  • Nothing is more difficult to carry out, nor more
    doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to
    handle, than achieving a new order of things
  • Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Worship In Scripture
  • Latreuo veneration of God.
  • Proskuneo (to worship) focuses on ones
    allegiance to the Lord.
  • Ralph Martin reminds us that, although we can
    gain a general knowledge about worship in the
    early church, there is, of course, no place in
    the New Testament which clearly states that the
    church had any set order of service, and very
    little information is supplied to us about the
    outward forms which were in use.

Christian Worship In History
  • Luther introduced hymns with more familiar tunes
    that were theologically rich and written in the
    language of the common man.
  • The Pietists of the late seventeenth and early
    eighteenth centuries began writing subjective
    hymns, reflecting their emphasis on religion of
    the heart.
  • British pastor Isaac Watts was called the father
    of English hymnody.

  • Frank Segler a religious awakening has always
    been accompanied by a revision of the liturgy.
    One can trace the roots of music used for
    evangelistic purposes to the Evangelical
    Awakening and the ministry of John and Charles
  • The camp meetings of the Second Great Awakening
    were characterized by simple, emotional hymns,
    many with evangelistic appeals.
  • The first true music evangelist to be widely
    recognized was Ira D. Sankey (1837-99), who
    teamed with evangelist D.L. Moody.

  • The Jesus Movement during the late 1960s and
    early 1970s laid the groundwork for a significant
    shift in the corporate worship of the American
    church. The charismatic movement added to the
    growing awareness of a need for freedom in
  • Two streams merged to create the genre known
    today as contemporary Christian music. Folk
    music, especially as it was expressed in the
    youth musical, eventually merged with the rock
    sound of the Jesus Movement coffeehouses to a
    form what is easily recognized today as
    contemporary Christian music.

Implications For Evangelism From Scripture And
History For Corporate Worship Today
  1. Theological Base
  2. Distinguish Between Evangelistic Services And
    Worship Services
  3. Resist False Dichotomies
  4. Understand The Difference Between Personal
    Preference And Biblical Truth

  • Thom Rainers study of effective evangelistic
    churches found the following about style.
  • Various worship styles are effective. In this
    survey, the quality of worship was seen as more
    important than the particular style.
  • The atmosphere of the service is critical for
    reaching people.
  • The attitude of those leading the service played
    a bigger factor than the style Leaders describe
    their worship service with such words as warm,
    exciting, loving, vibrant, hopeful, and

Evangelism And Corporate Worship
Characteristics Of Worship Evangelism
  • Morgenthaler suggested these
  • Nearness. Worship evangelism features a sense of
    Gods presence.
  • Knowledge. The worship is centered on Christ.
  • Vulnerability. This is an opening up to God.
  • Interaction. Worship evangelism means
    participating in a relationship with God and

Morgenthalers five rudders to guide worship
  1. Worship first, evangelize second.
  2. Never sacrifice authenticity for relevance.
  3. Add before you subtract.
  4. Be committed to relevance based on your
    communitys culture in the present and its
    meaningful religious past.
  5. Customize your own worship methodology.

Three Ways To Live Out Worship Evangelism
  • Corporate
  • Family
  • Personal

Chapter 20Mass Evangelism
  • You are not the oil, you are not the air-merely
    the point of combustion, the flashpoint where the
    light is born. You are merely the lens in the
    beam. You can only receive, give, and posses the
    light as a lens does.
  • Dag Hammarskjold

Why Mass Evangelism?
  1. Mass evangelism and evangelists are biblical
  2. Mass evangelism reminds believers that people are
    lost and must be reached.
  3. Mass evangelism still works.

The Gospel Invitation
  1. Biblical Evidence The Effective, Invitation,
    Alan Streett
  2. Historical Evidence

Principles for the Invitation
  1. Give it with a spiritually prepared mind.
  2. Give it expectantly.
  3. Give it dependently.
  4. Give it personally.
  5. Give it clearly.
  6. Give it courteously.
  7. Give it confidently.
  8. Give it urgently

Conducting An Evangelistic Meeting
  • Hosting A Guest Evangelist
  • Secure an evangelist whom you know to have
  • Set the date.
  • Secure a thorough preparation manual.
  • Begin preparations three to six months in
  • Organize a revival planning team to help with

Conducting An Evangelistic Meeting
  • Hosting A Guest Evangelist (cont)
  • Pastor, be enthusiastic!
  • Select a theme for the meeting.
  • Use budgeted money for incidentals.
  • Be clear with the evangelistic team about
  • If you use a love offering, extend a thoughtful,
    prepared request for the love offering in every
    service, especially Sunday morning.

Conducting An Evangelistic Meeting
  • Hosting A Guest Evangelist (cont)
  • Introduce the team each night.
  • Take the minister to share Christ in homes.
  • Schedule some fun-golf, for example.
  • Have trained counselors available, especially for
    youth night.
  • Pastor, extend the invitation.
  • Be a gracious host.

Preparing For An Evangelistic Meeting
  1. Organizational Preparations
  2. Spiritual Preparation

Sports Evangelism
  • Major event-centered sports evangelism,
  • Personality-centered evangelism,
  • Competition-centered sports evangelism.

Part IVMissional
  • Ed Stetzer and David Putman argue winsomely for
    the need of the church today to engage the
    culture in a missional manner. In their book
    Breaking the Missional Code they note how our
    culture has become glocal a convergence of
    the global world with our local communities.

Chapter 21Paradigms
  • A church which pitches its tents without
    constantly looking out for new horizons, which
    does not continually strike camp, is being untrue
    to its calling.
  • Hans Kung

Paradigms How We See The World
  • The Maintaining An Institution To Advancing A
  • Institution Movement
  • I GO to church I AM the church
  • Scorecard based on Based on sending
  • seating capacity capacity
  • Hotel for saints Hospital for sinners
  • Minimalistic Holistic
  • Programmatic Organic

  • 2. From Attractional Evangelism To Missional
  • 3. From Programmatic To Incarnational
  • 4. From Compartmentalized To Holistic Ministry
  • 5. From Consumerism To Service
  • 6. From Conformity In All Things To Conformity In
    Truth, Creativity, In Its Application

Creativity In Evangelism
  • Hunters-wild game dinners
  • Sports-Upward Basketball
  • Music and the arts
  • Crafts
  • What non-religious talent/hobby/skill do you
    have that you can use for the gospel?

Chapter 22Church Planting
  • Following Jesus into the mission field is either
    impossible or extremely difficult for the vast
    majority of congregations in the Western world
    because of one thing They have a systems story
    that will not allow them to take the first step
    out of the institution into the mission field,
    even through the mission field is just outside
    the door of the congregation.
  • Bill Easum

Why Plant Churches?
  • Objections
  • Objection one We already have plenty of
  • Objection two Every church in this community
    used to be more full than it is now.
  • Objection Three Help the churches that are
    struggling first.

Keller on Church Planting
  • The vigorous, continual planting of new
    congregations is the single most crucial strategy
  • The numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any
  • The continual corporate renewal and revival of
    the existing churches in a city. Nothing else
    will have the consistent impact of dynamic
    extensive church planting.

Church Planting In Acts
  1. Jerusalem (Acts 1-7)
  2. Judea and Samaria (Acts 8-12). Much of this work
    was begun by regular believers, laity, rather
    than the apostles (81-4).
  3. Churches were planted to the ends of the earth
    in Acts 12-28.

  • Model 1 The Apostolic Harvest Church Planter

Paradigm Starts churches, raises up leaders from the harvest, moves to new church
Biblical Model Paul
Historic/Modern Example Methodist circuit rider, house church movement
Principles Planter starts church and moves on Planter come out of the church and returns Pastor may/may not be classically educated New churches provide core for additional churches
  • Model 2 The Founding Pastor

Paradigm Starts a church, acts as church planter for a short time, and remains long tem to pastor the new church
Biblical Model Peter and the Jerusalem church
Historic/Modern Example Charles Spurgeon, Rick Warren
Principles Planter starts and pastors the church long term Pastor often moves from another location Pastor often classically educated Ideally, new church sponsors new congregation
  • Model 3 Team Planting

Paradigm A group of church planters relocates into an area to start a church. Often the team has a senior pastor.
Biblical Model Paul (at times)
Historic/Modern Example Missionaries at Iona, team church plants
Principles A team relocates to plant a new church (sometimes relocation is not necessary) Church planting vision often comes from one key member of the team Good teams have a gift mix
Marks of Church Planters
  • Ed Stetzer listed five marks of a church planter
    for today
  • Missional
  • Incarnational
  • Theological
  • Ecclesiological
  • Spiritual

Best Practices
  • Church planting Systems
  • Church Planting Teams
  • High Member Standards
  • Perseverance

Chapter 23Reaching the Unchurched
  • If the culture rejects Christianity, it should be
    because it has refused to hear the gospel message
    of Christ rather than that it turned its back on
    the churchs outdated, culturally irrelevant
  • Albrey Malphurs

The Radically Unchurched
  • People who live in the West who have no clear
    personal understanding of the message of the
    gospel, and who have had little or no contact
    with a Bible-teaching, Christ-honoring church.

Dealing With Those Who Make Excuses
  1. Recognize the objection while keeping the
    conversation focused on the gospel.
  2. Remember, the Holy Spirit will give you guidance.
    Trust him.
  3. The gospel itself will answer many honest
  4. Many objections will not be raised if you
    maintain a proper attitude.

  • Negotiate do not argue
  • (think win/win).
  • Avoid emotional confrontations.
  • Accept the other person as an equal.
  • Exercise gentleness.
  • Check your motivation.

  1. Use a transition statement.
  2. Convert the objection to a question.
  3. Answer the persons question.
  4. Continue with the gospel presentation.

Acts 16Reaching the Unchurched
  1. Lydia came to Christ mainly through an
  2. The slave girl came to Christ mainly through a
    demonstration of kindness.
  3. The jailor was reached because of a demonstration
    of character.

Reaching Those In Cults And Other Religions
  • The principles for witnessing to people in cults
    and other religions
  • Commit to a relationship with this person
    whenever possible.
  • Know your faith and theirs. None of us can be an
    expert in all the different cults.
  • Do not begin your witness by attacking the other
    persons beliefs.
  • Share your own testimony.
  • Explain the gospel clearly, noting especially the
    reality of sin and the need of a Savior.

Biblical Model
  • He was provoked when he saw the city was given
    over to idols.
  • He acknowledged their religious search.
  • Paul knew their belief. He even quoted two of
    their poets (see Acts 1728).
  • Paul moved from their error to the truth.
  • Paul clearly presented the gospel. (see Acts

Chapter 24Reaching Children and families
  • Many men and women of the age 60 and 70 years
    have been disciples of Christ from childhood.
  • Justin Martyr

The Age of Accountability
  • Deut. 139
  • 2 Samuel 1223
  • Romans 79-10

Fish on Matthew 18
  • 1. Conversion occurs on the level of a child.
  • 2. Humility belongs to a child.
  • 3. A little child can believe in Jesus.
  • 4. To cause a child to stumble is serious.

  • 5. We should seek children as a shepherd seeks a
    stray sheep.
  • 6. The Fathers will is that no child should

Principles for Dealing with Children
  • 1. Deal with each child individually.
  • 2. Avoid asking yes or no questions.
  • 3. Consider the childs religious background.
  • 4. Do not use fear as a primary motivation.

  • 5. Explain the gospel on a childs level.
  • 6. Affirm the child regardless of the level of
  • 7. Distinguish between the internal experience of
    conversion and the external expressions
    associated with it.

Opportunities to Evangelize Children
  • VBS
  • Childrens Night at Evangelistic Meetings
  • SS teachers
  • UPWARD Sports
  • PARENTS!!!

Inheritance Passing on a Legacy of Faith
  • http//www.planetstudents.org/PS_inheritance.php

Deuteronomy 64-9
  • Demonstrate Godliness
  • Educate in Godliness
  • Words are to be in your (Parents) heart
  • Repeat to Children
  • Talk about them in your house
  • When you walk along the road
  • When you lie down and get up
  • Place them where all can see

Chapter 25Reaching the Next Generation
  • The work has been chiefly amongst the young and
    comparatively but few others have been made
    partakers of it. And indeed it has commonly been
    so, when God has begun any great work for the
    revival of his church he has taken the young
    people, and has cast off the old and stiff-necked
  • Jonathan Edwards, commenting
  • on the First Great Wakening

The Potential Of Youth
  • Biblical Perspective On Youth

Historical Examples
  1. Pietism
  2. First Great Awakening
  3. Evangelical Awakening
  4. Haystack Revival
  5. College Movement

Reaching Students Today
  • We need a reformation in student ministry at the
    youth and college levels.
  • Fundamental elements for effective youth ministry
    from Raising the Bar.
  • Recover the Biblical Place of parents (Deut.
  • Building a foundation for student ministry, not a
    youth group.
  • Biblical Truth
  • Passionate Evangelism
  • Authentic Worship
  • Bold Prayer

Principles for Reaching Students Today
  • The first step in reaching youth is simply this
    try to reach them.
  • We must see technology as our friend in
  • We must use the media and the arts in biblical
    ways to declare Christ to this generation.
  • Hold to the cross and the truthfulness of
  • Demonstrate intimacy with God and people.
  • Churches must place a higher priority on youth.
  • Those of us who are older can listen to young

Chapter 26Reach the Cities, Reach the Nations
  • Christianity was an urban movement, and the New
    Testament was set down by urbanites.

    Rodney Stark
  • The single most effective way for Christians to
    reach the US would be for 25 of them to move
    to two or three of the largest cities and stay
    there for three generations.
  • Tim Keller
  • So there was great joy in that city (Acts 88).
  • I have many people in this city (Acts 1810).
  • But they now aspire to a better land-a heavenly
    one.for He has prepared a city for them
    (Hebrews 1116)

Why The Cities?
  • Biblically, the gospel spread via the cities of
    the Roman world.
  • Strategically, commerce and culture flow through
    the cities.
  • Cities are changing.
  • The center city, unlike the inner city (where
    the poor live) or where the working-class live,
    is where there is a confluence of
  • a) residences for professionals
  • b) major work and job centers
  • c) major cultural institutions-all in close
  • Keller

In 2000 80 of people in the US lived in metro
areas, but only 50 of Southern Baptist churches
are there.
Three things
  • Having taken this class and studied this subject,
    what are THREE things you can do differently to
    make you a more effective disciple of Jesus,
    especially in terms of your own witness?
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