What is Evangelism ? sharing the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. bringing to people the love of God. telling the good news, being the good news, and doing the good news. making disciples for Christ. the primary mission of the body of Christ, the church.
In 1984, the General Board of American Baptist Churches USA issued a call “for a vigorous denominational program of evangelization”–a “joyous witness” that brings believers “into the church for worship, fellowship, nurture and engagement in God’s mission.”
Evangelism is a challenge and an opportunity.Evangelism is the mission of sharing Christ and the truths He proclaimed with people who need to receive them.
And among those who have heard the Gospel message, there still is much to be done. While six out of seven adults in the United States claim to be Christians, only four in ten of those same adults can be found in church pews on any given Sunday. National surveys on biblical literacy continue to reveal a disturbing ignorance of basic Christian beliefs among many adults and youth.
Evangelism takes place at home, at school, at work, and in neighborhoods through door-to-door visitation. Preaching and teaching also are essential forms of evangelism taking place in churches.
For American Baptists, evangelism is a worldwide endeavor. In 1824, American Baptists founded a publication society to produce books, tracts, and Sunday school curricula to spread the Good News about Christ.