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October 18, 2017 by John Meador | Evangelism
We’re losing. Losing ground, losing influence and losing an entire generation of potential disciples in America. Our nation is looking very unchurched. With a staggering 300,000 evangelical churches in America, we should be getting the job done. Unfortunately, we’re losing the game! Like a great...
October 11, 2017 by Ken Whitten | Evangelism
One day I read a blog from the Gospel Coalition written by Mack Stiles. Mack is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville. He was asked by High Pointe Church in Austin, Texas to lead a seminar on building an evangelistic culture. When it came time for the Q&A time one lady asked this...
October 4, 2017 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
Paul says that God gave to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. As we read the New Testament, we find two men associated with the word evangelist. The first is Philip. He seems to have the role of one who moved around proclaiming the gospel. The other is Timothy....
September 20, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
Without a doubt, one of the most important roles of any leader, particularly a pastor, is to cast a vision for the people he leads. Jesus was the master caster of vision. In fact on one occasion, Jesus was talking to his disciples as they were out in the countryside, and he used his very...
September 19, 2017 | Evangelism
How does worship create an evangelistic culture within a church? Listen to co-hosts Joel Southerland and Scott Smith as they interview special guest, Dr. Brad Ball, pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga., on challenges he faces in relation to evangelism at Bethsaida plus how inviting...
September 5, 2017 | Evangelism
Discover the power of personal testimony. Co-hosts Joel Southerland and Scott Smith interview pastor Greg Jackson of First Southern Baptist Church in Camden, Ohio, where he divulges the challenges and triumphs of fostering evanglism in a medium-sized church. Gain takeaways and some helpful tips...
August 23, 2017 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
One person plants, and another waters, but God gives the increase. When one is sowing gospel seed, you never know what the Lord of the harvest will do. And sometimes you never see it until eternity. In the first half of the 20th century, Southern Baptists sent missionaries to South Africa. In...
August 16, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
I begin this blog with an assumption that I perhaps should not be making, and that is every pastor wants to cast an evangelistic vision for his church. But at least in the Southern Baptist Convention, that assumption is no longer apparently a valid one. We are at the lowest number of baptisms in...
August 9, 2017 by Ken Whitten | Evangelism
My spiritual daddy, Dr. Adrian Rogers (pastor, Bellevue Baptist, Memphis 1972-2005), who was both a hero and a mentor to me, often used to quip – “What’s down in the well always comes up in the bucket.” Isn’t that so true. Jesus said the same thing only in a different way. “For the mouth speaks...
August 2, 2017 by Joel Southerland | Evangelism
Culture is often talked about but rarely understood. It’s the glue that holds all businesses together. — Mike Myatt There is probably nothing inside or outside your church that’s affecting its growth—or lack thereof—more than its culture. When a church has a healthy evangelistic culture, it...
Sowing the Seed Blog Post
July 12, 2017 by James Merritt | Evangelism
One of the greatest encouragements for and lessons about evangelism is found in the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. It is simple in its teaching but strong in its implications. Jesus taught three simple truths in this passage that not only reminds us of our role in evangelizing but God’s role...
July 10, 2017 by Ken Whitten | Evangelism
I heard about a farmer who had a cuckoo clock that went off faithfully sounding the hour of the day and night. One morning, to the farmer’s wife’s dismay, the clock began to cuckoo 17 times. In a panic, the wife woke up and said to her husband, “Honey, honey, wake up, it’s later than it’s ever...