If a church is to be evangelistic, they must engage in both personal evangelism and event evangelism. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and.
Personal evangelism done right will always aid event evangelism. Event evangelism done right will always aid personal evangelism.
It’s interesting to me that in Acts 5:42 we’re told “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”
Right there in one verse you have both personal evangelism, house to house, and event evangelism in the temple.
Now at the same time, though, those events have to be done right, what I call “musts” in terms of having an effective evangelistic event. What are 6 things that positively have to be done?
- Make the event something unbelievers want to attend.
Make sure the event is managed by a team of people with these characteristics:
- A burden for the lost
- Team Players
- Good Administrators
- Detail Oriented
- Do not crowd out the event with other activities on the calendar.
- Saturate the event in prayer.
- Include training for your congregation on how evangelize and how to follow up with people.
- The environment must have believers who have meaningful contacts with non-Christians.
Now those 6 things are so important to having an effective event. And I cannot emphasize enough personal evangelism done right will always help event evangelism. Event evangelism done right will always help personal evangelism. So, don’t approach your church with the idea which of these do we do. It’s not either/or. It’s both/and.
Use both means to get the word out to people: Christ died for your sins and rose from the dead.
Watch my video above (from a recent Facebook Live) as I explain each of these 6 essentials more in-depth.