What Is Evangelism?

Evangelism is the proclamation and manifestation of good news. The following passage from the prophet Isaiah illuminates the expansive, wondrous nature of God’s good news:

“How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news,
who announces salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” (Isaiah 52:7)

Isaiah is announcing a return to well-being and sanctuary. The good news that accompanies the reign of God is an encounter with peace, wholeness, salvation, and justice. Inclusive of our words and actions, evangelism is a ministry of the body of Christ that increases the likelihood that we are becoming a peculiar people who live like Jesus in our neighborhoods. Therefore, the good news of God’s love is a journey into a new way of life, which leads to becoming fully human.

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Evangelism Sunday Worship Resource

Vital Congregations may be identified by seven Bible-based ideals or “marks.” One of the marks suggests that the congregation have a clear focus on Intentional Authentic Evangelism. Too often the asks of sharing the good news of living as Jesus did is relegated to an “Evangelism Team.” Some even think it is solely the pastor’s… Read more »


Engage the Gospel, Discipleship, Your Community and Church Shifts

Engage is about effective evangelism that is part of a disciple making church culture that emphasizes both the importance of social justice and faith sharing.  It begins with the Jesus question, “who do you say that I am?”

Engage brochure

Engage, a new evangelism approach, helps churches become relevant again. As congregations learn how to share their faith they attract people who join them in following Jesus. Together they join in God’s mission of transformation in their neighborhoods and communities.

Engage the Gospel

Engage the Gospel: A Charlotte, N.C. congregation is sharing their faith, attracting new people to join them in God’s mission in their neighborhood. Watch the impact of Engage.  Watch the video For best results, right-click the Download link (or click and use “control” key for Macintosh) and save the file.
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