Evangelism has quietly left the church (but it’s still in the building). Long ago Christians went door to door to pray for their neighbors. We boldly shared our faith in the workplace, schools, and in social environments. But, somewhere along the way our method of introducing Christ to our neighbors, friends, coworkers, and classmates shifted to an invitation. It was an invitation that led them to a church gathering or program so that they could hear our pastors give a Gospel message which would hopefully change their lives. Our jobs shifted from praying door to door to placing an Easter sign in our yards. Evangelism became an invitation and (for the most part) it’s what we know how to do. I realize that this is a generalization and does not apply to all, but I’d argue that it does apply to the majority.
That being said, I’m curious to hear your response about this new evangelistic norm. Please comment below; I’d love to hear your thoughts…
What do you feel are the implications (if any) if this continues to be our method for reaching people? What adjustments do you suggest should (or shouldn’t) be made?
On a scale of 1 – 10, how concerning is this to you? (1 – Does not whatsoever OR 10 – Extremely concerning)
I’ll post again soon based on the responses. – Matt