In faith. And He has a plan for your life (John 3:16-17, John 10:10), 2. The way of the master method comes from a street evangelist called Ray Comfort who has a unique way of sharing the Gospel with people. And then I’d ask life questions – about doing good and avoiding evil. God is passionate in His desire to save. No matter how much we may psych ourselves for evangelism, unless our understanding is rooted in the reality of God's unquenchable desire to save, His ability to save, and His purpose to employ us in the saving mission, we run the risk of leaving unused many of the vast resources God has provided to His people. So the way to promote Christianity is to live it yourself. 2. When you walk on this way then God will give you power when you speak. Evangelism: approaching relationships with, or without, an agenda? According to the Bible, in Ephesians 4:11, evangelists are annointed by God. I am researching different things. And to convert others to the Christian faith, you have to know the God of the Christian faith. Successful evangelism is rooted in a healthy biblical theology. There is no excuse for a believer who does not share his or her faith. You must despise shame and preach Christ to them preaching is a command Acts 10:42.. My love for God is amazing. I fear that this, finally, is the stumbling block: We do not really believe that Jesus is as important as He is. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s the fruit of a close relationship, of a friendship. The key to becoming the best evangelist you can be. One of his seminary professors was teaching a class on missiology, which is the study of Christian mission. Paul knew that nobody would be fooled by a so-called “Christian” trying to sell a life that they themselves weren’t living. Because He loves you, He sent Jesus to die for your sins, to be the bridge back across the broken relationship. I’ll start by saying I do not have the spiritual gift of evangelism. The title of an evangelist was applied to Philip in Acts 21:8. Read the book of John and i have a feeling that your going to be a evangelist”, and i said what’s that? When people tell me they go to church, I ask who the pastor is. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. However, the word was originall y used thousands of years ago in ancient Greece to mean the reward given to an messenger for good news. He said a person that goes around and preaches the Gospel about Jesus christ and how he died for our sins. The word evangelist comes from the Koine Greek word εὐαγγέλιον (transliterated as euangelion) via the Latinised evangelium, as used in the canonical titles of the Four Gospels attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (also known as the Four Evangelists).. I told my grandfather long ago how i wanted to help people and lead people to Jesus Christ and I wasn’t ashamed. Stages of evangelism; Benefits of being an evangelist; What is evangelism? There are so many ways to go wrong in evangelism—impulses of fear on the one side, vain ambition on the other—that if we do not nail down a truly biblical understanding, we will quickly veer off course. In simpler terms, Paul is saying that if you want to help people to be saved, you have to pay attention to what God is telling you to do in your own life. And God’s will is that you become free from sin and live a life that is holy, pure, and blameless. 1:16, Lk.9:25, Heb. I’m a bit nervous but I’m ready. Hi! And when you want what God wants then He will use you to help accomplish this goal. They got to watch how he prayed, listen as he taught, and learn as he loved. This is the Great Commission; the main purpose and goal that Jesus had for the disciples. A guest post from Aaron Mansfield, one of the best evangelists I know. Rom 1:16 Shame to confess Jesus to the sinners or death world. I refuse to. Evangelist” card. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, unless otherwise specified. I WOULD LOVE THAT. The church is pressing me, appreantly I have the gift of healing. "Evangelist" isn't a position in church hierarchy like the job of a bishop or deacon. 1. While we’re being weird here, you need some tracts. re: how to be a good evangelist as a woman Post by larry » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:27 pm Thanks for this email and for the later email yesterday morning in which you completed Lesson #1 of the online Bible correspondence course. Good question, John; you have come across a common way people have to deflect your mission! “The evangelist’s message is a very narrow message. In His infinite love and wisdom, He wants as many people as possible to come to a life of peace and harmony with God. And it could just be they are asleep and it is not yet time that they be awakened. The other one is Billy Graham’s “Steps to Peace With God.” Get it from BillyGraham.org He starts in that most Methodist place: the love of God! Click here to receive new posts in your inbox. Vernon, MO. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. ANd that’s the goal of this baseline evangelism. He will do the rest. This may seem counter-intuitive but it is actually wisdom. My relationship with God is awesome. The Gospel is the power of God ….Rom. My greatest wish is to share the joy. “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. You have to get over them. It’s not even a job. There’s a lot of confusion about faith and salvation in Western culture. And then what? Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. A healthy biblical theology will guide the pastor/evangelist to a complete dependence on God fo… I fear that this, finally, is the stumbling block: We do not really believe that Jesus is as important as He is. In purity. I told them about the Book of Genesis, and John, its crazy because the girl is a atheists and her name is Genesis, so in my mind, I’m thinking her mom had to be a Christian but i don’t know. He not only shared the Good News with them but his life as well. The Lord Jesus has commissioned every believer in Him to share the good news with everyone, it is our greatest calling. It is a constant learning from the teacher on the part of the disciple. If they tell me the “I’m a good person” line, I remind them they are the only person who will ever get to heaven that way– how do they expect to get there unless by grace? We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Vernon Christian Church, Mt. It is transliterated rather than translated. Who can be an evangelist? Learn how your comment data is processed. They’re either comfortable because they prayed a prayer at some point or are stuck in works righteousness thinking. The primary responsibility is to preach God’s Word, telling people simply and clearly what God says concerning His Son Jesus Christ and what He has done … Much better for you to get wisdom from him than from me. 1. You must arise and go. This is my problem, I love God and I want to be able to lead people to christ. Often the first representative a person may meet from a church is the evangelist. And the bad news of the gospel is you are your biggest problem. Thank You, I want to become an Evangelist, I want to do the work of God as I also believe that the field is plenty and workers are few I want to tell people about Jesus Christ who is our Savior. And of course, in our weird culture people also think any reference to spirituality will get you off their porch. 1 Thessalonians 3:6 is the only usage of evangelizo that does not refer to the Word, and it shows that precious saints standing strong by their faith in the Word is also good … To engage in effective evangelism, you have to have your heart broken for people who do not know Christ. Here is a simple definition according to a Google search – an evangelist is “a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching.” It is that simple. In my (albeit limited) attempts at interpersonal evangelism I’ve been able to consistently move people to spiritual conversations, but have one hiccup you may be able to help with. Being a brand Evangelist for a brand is not an easy job. . © bcc.media foundation, A disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. Having a good accountability partner and belonging to a small group will help you avoid the pitfalls of being too far out there. Jesus is the only way back to God. It's more a description of a particular minister's duties. Therefore the way the term is used in the phrase “technology evangelist” is actually closer to the original … I know it is my calling because God has giving the gift to hold a casual conversation with a person that had their doubts or little to no faith in God to suddenly want to draw near God, to trust and believe in his word. God wants people to be saved. My favorite “pick up line” (ha ha) is “Do you know what it means that God loves you?”. In Christian belief, evangelism is the "great commission" to share the faith and convert nonbelievers. Pay attention to the exhortations you get. I think it some ways I’m a natural evangelist, but I wasn’t even exposed to the concept directly until later college having grown up in a large-ish church in a growing community that never really talked about evangelism. They go to Hell without Him. He not only shared the Good News with them but his life as well. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22) ... s of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19. It is God who actually draws them to Himself. In short, do God’s will in your life. Great point, John. 3 Listen and pay attention. “Go therefore and make discipleA disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. Purchase or download Christian literature at Christian BookShop, the online bookstore for Hidden Treasures Foundation Publishers (HTFP)/Stiftelsen Skjulte Skatter Forlag (SSSF). He does not write that you should take heed to yourself and the doctrine and then after a while you can go and save those who hear you. “I was baptized at Antioch Christian Church…” “I’m a member of Sunrise Baptist…” “I believe…” and things like you mentioned. I wish to become evangelist . Paul writes clearly that the way to save other people is to look to yourself. So, judging from the ministry of Philip, an evangelist is someone … (“God has blessed me because I do this.”) These folks largely are not church goers, but I am stymied when I get to this point. Within this calling comes the command, “Do the work of an evangelist.” The word in the original is a derivative of the word for gospel or good news. What does it mean to be an evangelist? def: evangelist: One who tells the good news about Jesus death and resurrection for our salvation from the punishment of our sins. However, the word was originall y used thousands of years ago in ancient Greece to mean the reward given to an messenger for good news. If they stumble around, I press a little further and remind them that if they aren’t in worship, their membership is meaningless. They go to Hell without Him. And then, ask Him whether He wants you to be an evangelist for Him. Nobody likes to … But then, this requires an extended time. When you are one hundred percent obedient to everything that God puts on your heart to do, and you are living a life that is pure, blameless, and holy, then He will also be able to use you in order to save those around you and bring them to Christ. Please email me (pastor.aaronmansfield@gmail.com) with any questions you have, and also let me know how it works out–the good and the bad! Philip went from one city to another preaching about Jesus Christ. Acts10:36,38. And when that pure white light is shining from you, when the things you say and do reflect the things Christ Himself would say and do, when there is a deep peace, joy, and purity radiating from you, then others won’t be able to help but notice. It also says that,“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” John 6:44. All rights reserved. I might start with Eph 5:21-32 and Eph 2:8, using Eph 2 to summarize Wesley’s “Salvation by Faith” sermon. You have to practice these “steps.” Repeat them to a friend or family member until you know them well enough to repeat on demand. When it comes to convincing someone to become a Christian, a faithful life speaks volumes. Rom 1:16 Shame to confess Jesus to the sinners or death world. An evangelist not only wins the lost, he also “fires up” believers to go and win them. They have no benefit of His peace, joy, and righteousness. 28:16-20: But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. … Submit a log of all meetings held, along with your “Annual Report of Evangelist” card. 1 Thessalonians 3:6 is the only usage of evangelizo that does not refer to the Word, and it shows that precious saints standing strong by their faith in the Word is also good news! They had three years of the best Bible study in the world, and then he sent them out, mature in him, ready to do the same. What is evangelism? It helps to have a sense of \"evangelism etiquette\" – knowing when it's appropriate to evangelize and when to bide your time. Trust Jesus, that He will do for you what He says. He created us, He created the universe. What sin can I cleanse out in my life? An evangelist not only wins the lost, he also “fires up” believers to go and win them. Perhaps there is a friend or coworker who needs Jesus. Then God will really be able to use you. An evangelist is like a newscaster on television or a journalist writing for a newspaper, except that the evangelist’s mission is to tell the Good News that never changes. Yet, through it all my greatest wish is for me to eat utt people know to me n general but to Praise God by carrying out his mission in full. (Romans 3:23), 3. God loves you. Teddy Ray is pastor of the Offerings Community at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, KY. Teddy asked me to write a few words on how a person can become an evangelist–not in a caricatured sense, but in the real sense of someone who shares the Good News that Jesus died for our sins. There are always more who need to hear the Good News. The gospel is the hardest message ever because the only way you’ll get excited about the good news of the gospel is if you’ll accept the bad news of the gospel. I joined a new church from a 1500 body congregation, now totaling 20 at the most and choir size 5 me making it 6, I was just trying to stay in faith until I was ready to go back but the longer I stayed I would find myself walking around the church praying and I enjoy the teaching small Sunday School class, my daughter is Teaching Sunday School which is very nice and she like’s the children. Aaron is. 12:2, . How can I be an authentic evangelist? « teddy ray, 9 things I’ve learned about God, life, and myself from pastoral counseling, The White Struggle With the Word “Racist”. Used by permission. Neither your credentials nor your enthusiasm for the calling will help if you don't have the skills for the job. Paul summed it up this way: “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. If you read earlier in 1 Timothy 4 you can see a few of the things Paul meant by “take heed to yourself and the doctrine.”. I talked to the Pastor and was talking about being an Evangelist and he (stated i can see that and you should join) I said no not yet, I was Praying in the church my prayer changed to whatever is your will lord ill do, I talk to people about God, finding a faith believing Bible teaching church and talk with my sick christian church goers often in the neighbor hood and grocery stores. This is great, practical encouragement. (Are you a good evangelist?) To become a successful evangelist, you have to start, and grow, a close personal relationship with God, and really get to know Him. He guides you so that you know when to speak and what to say and how to say it. You’d be surprised how just being reminded that there is a God gets people thinking. A person who serves as an evangelists plays a vital role in teaching the gospel. Start telling the Good News and don’t stop once you’ve started! Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Along with According to Late Archbishop B.A Idahosa, “Evangelism is our supreme task”, that must be done. Jesus chose 12 men and discipled them for three years. I feel like the best way to address these sorts of things with people who claim faith is to get them into a deeper examination of Scripture and their own lives. Our evangelistic efforts must stem from a biblical understanding of evangelism. This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.. 1. They have no benefit of His peace, joy, and righteousness. Be an example in love. My hope has been that the question alone will get them thinking, but with one exception they weren’t comfortable committing to anything other than what they were already doing (which was usually ambiguous). Unity among Christians is the sign to the world that Jesus Christ was sent by the Father. “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. He told me a story about when he was in seminary in the 80s. we could invite them to. A most effective evangelistic tool that you can use is a survey. And the bad news of the gospel is you are your biggest problem. Complete both sides, noting any change of address, phone number, fax, e-mail or requests for change in status. (John 14:6), 4. I am both convicted and inspired (and still Catholic, lol;) Thank you all!!! How To Be A Good Evangelist. I get laughed at all the time at my school, yeah it hurts a little, but I’m used to it. An evangelist needs a lot of encouragement–and I would love to encourage you in that work! You can use either tract with your basic explanation of the Good News, but I suggest using both. Being an authentic evangelist doesn’t come out of the blue, it is the result of a gradual process that takes some time. But why is fellowship necessary? Then you will be able to lead people to Christ. When I began writing about evangelism, I told you that I’m not very good at it (though I’m working on it). An evangelist is someone who shares good tidings. ESM has helped me reframe that and accept, on a deeper level, the call of Jesus to share His good news. My friend is a Southern Baptist pastor and his statement about the Catholic Church floored me and it wasn't about what you are probably thinking it was. Here it is: 1. They did an … And sometimes, despite your best efforts, trying to convert people to Christ only succeeds in driving them farther away. How can I better show the life of Christ in me?”. With Christ as our example, one of the best ways you can begin to be an evangelist is to go about your day-to-day activities looking for good things to do. Below are factors that can hinder you from evangelising, and how you can overcome them. Growing up, I felt that faith and belief were private things and that it is impolite/pushy to inquire/challenge people about their beliefs. An evangelist is someone who tells others about their faith in Jesus. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. A system is made up of a plan and a process.Having a good evangelism system My friend is a Southern Baptist pastor and his statement about the Catholic Church floored me and it wasn't about what you are probably thinking it was. You must despise shame and preach Christ to them preaching is a command Acts 10:42.. Thinking everyone should be like you. Text: Matt. One of his seminary professors was teaching a class on missiology, which is the study of Christian mission. The entirety of the Great Commission can be carried out by following Paul’s simple exhortation. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. Teddy, totally agree with your point about emphasis being taken off of the sacraments and holiness…today we think a sacrament such as baptism is something we can choose for ourselves as opposed to a gift that is given to us (enjoyed William Willimon’s book “Remember Who You Are” on this subject). I have found that most folks are willing to listen to you for a bit if you’re willing to listen to them first. In conduct. Awesome discussion. Consistently folk claim to be Christians and then talk about how they’re living good lives or point to how their lives are clearly better because of their religious acts. but i do need help. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.”, “My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”, “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”, “It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.”. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” 1 Timothy 4:16. “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Skill at public speaking is essential too. How can I be an authentic evangelist? So as my grandfather was talking to me he said “Tori? I remember talking to my grandfather, it was last week and i was telling him about this girl that i go to school with and she’s a buddhist, and these two other girls, their atheists. If one were to translate it, the word would mean, “bringer of good tidings.” More likely, it’s a lifestyle. The log should include the name of church, dates of the meeting, and the number of services. The gospel is the hardest message ever because the only way you’ll get excited about the good news of the gospel is if you’ll accept the bad news of the gospel. I responded “OOOOOOOO YESSS!! 1:16, Lk.9:25, Heb. He said, "Successful witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God." I suggest two: biblica.com has my favorite, “The Bridge.” I have used it successfully to lead to faith adults, youth, and even a guy who didn’t speak English. It is a constant learning from the teacher on the part of the disciple. (Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22), , teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you, “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. It took a lot of emphasis off of sacraments and holiness and put everything in terms of whether people had made a decision. It is written that “It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13. Knowing scripture and understanding the tenets of your church are a must if you want to persuade people. There are some immediate hindrances to evangelism that seem almost insurmountable. ActiveChristianity® by Brunstad Christian Church aims to show how God’s word challenges and empowers followers of Jesus to live 100% according to God’s will, so we no longer need to fall in sin, but can come to a life of victory. I started telling them how God loves them very much, its unexplainable, but they didn’t want to hear that, but i keep telling them, i just cannot stop telling them that. One of the problems is, you don’t have a lot of time in encounters like this. Read the doctrine. Pro-Tip: put a sticker on the back of the tract with your contact info and your church’s worship time. I do it everyday, I just have to have my Scriptures and remember them by heart. Awesome!!! Ask God to break your heart. Jesus chose 12 men and discipled them for three years. Maybe you are the only “Bible” people around you are “reading.” If they can’t see that you are becoming free from sin, that you are becoming full of joy, peace, humility, kindness, patience, and blessings then why should they want to be a Christian? 17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. On this page. And since we know that God’s good pleasure is that as many as possible are saved then we know that God will work in us in order to accomplish that goal. 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