The gospel changes lives
“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
- Romans 10:13
Evangelism is at the heart of the church’s mission. As Christians, we’ve been called to share the Good News in our communities and beyond. It’s estimated that only 3 percent of all lost people come to church on their own initiative. This leaves 97 percent to be cultivated and reached by other means.
We want to help believers become more comfortable routinely sharing their faith. Everyone can participate in the practice of personal evangelism and there are many ways to connect with this calling. God’s purpose is accomplished by ordinary people who serve an extraordinary God. Not everyone can be a missionary, but everyone can be on mission for Him.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
Churches can transform the culture through the power of sharing the gospel. Focus on praying for spiritual renewal and creating disciples who know how to grow in Christ and lead others to Him. By leveraging resources, churches can also engage communities and transform the social fabric through strategic church plants.
Christ compels us to offer help and hope to the lost. As people publicly profess their faith through baptism, we should make a practice of celebrating every new life in Him.
Reach people with the gospel
Draw on our network of evangelism resources. We offer a wide range of practical steps and impactful opportunities for both churches and individuals.
Get your church involved in this national effort to transform communities for Christ. Learn more about seeing the Great Commission fulfilled in our lifetime. Our goal: Every believer sharing and every person hearing by 2020.
Equip yourself and your church with answers to the questions that keep people from Christ. Clarify misunderstandings and misrepresentations, address objections and criticisms, and clearly explain key points about Christianity.
Crossover offers a variety of evangelistic activities that take place before the Southern Baptist Convention. Join the thousands of volunteers, local and from across the U.S. and Canada, who take part in this effort to reach the host city with the gospel. [link to Crossover page]
Hear from leaders of the most effective evangelistic churches and how they are impacting their communities with the gospel.