INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM

INTENTIONAL EVANGELISM

Through the compelling love of Jesus, we recognize that evangelism cannot merely be an activity we do; it is who we are. Our aim as a church, then, is to embrace our identity as ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:14-21).

Proclaiming the Gospel to others and calling them to repentance and faith

We recognize that only people who hear the gospel can be saved (Romans 10:9-17). Therefore, we will place a priority on the public preaching and proclamation of the message of Christ in our gatherings. And, because this message requires a response, we will urge people to repent and believe.

As individuals we will prioritize the cultivation of opportunities for the gospel by maintaining lives worthy of the gospel, developing redemptive relationships with non-Christians, by displaying our unity and love for each other, and by serving our community and neighbors in practical and compassionate ways.

Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations (Luke 24:46-47).

RESOURCES

We want a church where a passion for the lost is core to its personality. There may not be banners on the website, brochures in the lobby, or infomercials between songs on Sunday. But when you open up a church and poke around inside, you discover a whole world of evangelistic fervor. People share the gospel with friends, neighbors, and relatives. And, whenever possible, they’re letting the congregation be both context and apologetic for evangelism. In a church like this, there may not be as much sheen on the surface, but the culture is deep. That’s our goal. 

(Jamie Dunlop, The Compelling Community: Where God’s Power Makes a Church Attractive)

SERMONS
Intentional Evangelism (Josh Roland)
Speaking of Jesus (Scott Ashmore)
Compelled to Be Ambassadors (Scott Ashmore)
Love Your Neighbor (Josh Roland)

BOOKS/INSTRUCTION
Honest Evangelism (Rico Tice)
Marks of the Messenger (J. Mack Stiles)
Christianity Explained (Michael Bennet)
Two Ways to Live (Mattias Media)
Love Your Neighbor (Lebanon Baptist Church)