Evangelism is a Greek word meaning good news. The word has the same root as angels, messengers who announces good news. The good news about what Jesus Christ did to save sinners. In order to do this you must tell others that:
God is holy (1 Jn. 1:5).
He is the creator of all things (Gen. 1:1).
All people are sinners who deserve God’s righteous, eternal wrath (Rom. 3:10-19, Mark 9:48, Rev. 14:11).
Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to bear God’s wrath in the place of all who would believe in him, and rose from the grave in order to give his people eternal life (John 1:1, 1 Tim. 2:5, Heb. 7:26, Rom. 3:21-26, 2 Cor. 5:21, 1 Cor. 15:20-22).
The only way to be saved from eternal punishment and be reconciled to God is to repent of sin and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation (Mark 1:15, Acts 20:21).
Creating an Evangelism Team within your congregation can be a wonderful opportunity. It is joyful to encourage people to become stronger, vibrant witnesses to the love of God made known in Jesus Christ.
But what does an Evangelism Team do?
Evangelism Team Job description:
- Become an ambassador of Christ, Sunday through Saturday
- Share the good news of Jesus Christ during one-to-one conversations in daily life
- Invite family, friends and acquaintances, also strangers to learn more about God’s love
- Invite people to join your congregation for worship, study, fellowship, and service
- Witness to Jesus by living a compassionate, gracious and loving life
- Welcome guests who come to church activities
- Encourage each other to grow in faith
Wait a minute! Doesn’t that sound like the calling of every follower of Jesus? Each of us is called to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Absolutely!
Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)