A Definition of Evangelism

For the sake of keeping my blog active, I am willing to serve leftovers.

In a course of evangelism, my group partner and I were required to compose a definition of evangelism in ten minutes. The following is the product of our ten-minute toil:

“Evangelism is the Christian’s participation in the Holy Spirit’s work of proclaiming the good news of salvation and the in-breaking of the kingdom of God made available through the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Just as the Word was made flesh, so the gospel is contextually-spoken while simultaneously transforming its context.

The goal of evangelism is the making of disciples who, through the empowerment of the Spirit, live as holy citizens of God’s kingdom by worshipping the Triune God, proclaiming the good news, and loving one another as they love themselves.”

We wanted to make sure that our definition incorporated the foundational Christian doctrines (the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Resurrection) and that it defined evangelism as the proclamation of the Gospel message, distinct from the necessity of “witnessing by lifestyle.”

How would you define evangelism or tweak our definition? Please join the conversation below.

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~ by Samuel on October 18, 2011.

4 Responses to “A Definition of Evangelism”

  1. […] EXCERPTED FROM Kingdom Of God Worship source https://leakyjar.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/a-definition-of-evangelism/ […]

  2. Well, I would change that one part where you say “loving on another” to loving one another. I know, its just semantics, right? I dunno… whatev 😉

  3. I don’t feel you can write on evangelism without using the word “relationship…” and its not our forcing our relationship w christ on another, but helping them form a unique on with God

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