Let’s say I wish to bring positive change in evangelism to my ministry context.
The context in this (fictional) case is comprised of folks in their 20s and 30s at my church, of which there are about a hundred active.
My first impulse is to ask Pastor to preach a series on the topic of evangelism. This will help get the hundred motivated through the power of God’s word.
Second impulse is to invite the hundred to read a book on personal evangelism.
Third impulse is to hold a Friday-evening-all-day-Saturday training workshop where we watch videos of a national speaker teach about evangelism.
Fourth impulse is to ask the hundred to hit the streets of their neighborhoods the following Saturday morning to knock on doors.
Fifth impulse is to hold an evangelistic concert (with food) at church to which everyone can invite their nonChristian friends.
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Now it seems to me these five impulses are unlikely to bring much positive change in evangelism, unfortunately.
I’ll share why in my next post.