There are many different types of evangelism including mass evangelism, personal evangelism, evangelistic preaching, literature evangelism, church evangelistic crusades, evangelistic counseling, radio and television programs, entertainment, Sunday school evangelism, and evangelistic bible study. By mass evangelism is meant the preaching of the message in open-air meetings or in very large gatherings. The first mass meetings are described in the New Testament as occurring spontaneously. Since the time of the Reformation open-air meetings have been used to reach large numbers of people. Mass evangelism reaches large numbers of people at a time when there has been extensive prior preparation, as occurred in the New Testament among the Jews …show more content…
Generally, however, there must be considerable background for the listener to understand the message or be sympathetic enough to listen. Entertainment can also be used as a form of evangelism. Motion pictures
and dramatic presentations reach some who need to see the difference that Christianity might make in a person’s life. It may succeed in this when people are prepared and also receive the message adequately through one of the other types of evangelism.
This book “The Art of Personal Evangelism is not to hard to read all of the task of the person who winning to believe in Jesus Christ. McRaney well said about task of evangelism as a practitioner for both the
Preaching to a Post-everything World offers several contributions to the art of preaching. New ideas and concepts facilitate sermon design and construction; while at the same time a fresh perspective was given to old ideas and concepts. Eswine’s work added to the discussion of expository Christ-centered preaching as well.
This is what lifestyle evangelism is at its core, living the Christian life in front of unbelievers. Joseph C. Aldrich explains, “In the truest sense, evangelism is displaying the universals of God’s character-His love, His righteousness, His justice and His faithfulness-through the particulars of my everyday life.” At first glance life-style evangelism may seem too simplistic to work, but upon closer inspection the power and effectiveness of it is seen. Evangelizing through everyday life and experiences takes the Gospel to every kind of unsaved persons. Plumbers on the job site, secretaries in the office, and children in the home all have a shining example of Jesus to reach for when their lives get tough. When they are overcome with guilt and worn down by this life, they know exactly who to go to. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in
Using Stanley’s suggested approach to the sermon, the speaker should be able to apply his or her material to the audience in a way that not only keeps them engaged, but also equips them to implement a change in their behavior. Stanley accomplishes this with maximum efficiency by limiting himself to only one theme per sermon. This, he argues, ensures that the audience can fully understand and internalize the speaker’s message. Once the single point has been determined, it is then essential to build the rest of the talk around that one point, framing the entire persuasion in a way that the audience will easily remember (Stanley,
Often in sermon ministers persuade they audience to behave in a spirtual or more finished such is the case in from sinners in the hands be an angry god jonathan Edwards where he if sinners repents they will receive eternal life edwards wanted to impact his audience by appealing to pity and vanity.Edward use of sensational impact on his puritan audience because of his use of use of a cationary tone persuasive imagery and strong meaning figurative language has a huge impact.
Evangelism is described as a three-way cord; building relationships, sharing the gospel, and introducing people to community. The authors encourage the Gospel and the Word to stay central, as well as community involvement and helping the needy in the name of Christ. There is a great emphasis on home groups (the authors are themselves home-group leaders), and how this practice makes church planting easier. The togetherness of this practice aids in ones spiritual growth because one cannot become holy on his
In the book, “Announcing the Reign of God,” Bishop Mortimer Arias’, provides illustrations for Christian evangelism based on the teachings of Jesus. Which is grounded in the ministry of Christ and affirmed by evidence and experiences contributed from a diverse group of witnesses. Arias’, main point of view, analyzes the Kingdom of God as the governing authority for the proclamation of the gospel in word and deed. He explores biblical sources, particularly the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke with the intent to examine Jesus ' evangelization. The titles for the readings appraises the Kingdom of God’s: Good News, Presence, Imminence, In-Breaking, Eclipse, Announcing as Gift, Announcing as Hope, and Announcing as Challenge End of the Eclipse? Most importantly, Aries probes how we should answer the questions of: “What it means to be evangelical?” Also, “What would ‘kingdom evangelization’ look like?”
This article raises awareness of the historic value of open-air preaching, being seen as radical, in no way limits it to being a method utilized by such as Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle, and in modern times Rev. Billy Graham. It is a great article for those that aspire to enter the ministry at the grassroots level and beyond.
Ray Comfort is a long-time evangelist who has employed many methods to spread the gospel. He’s well known in many if not most Christian communities. He’s produced several films and is involved with Living Waters, a Christian organization that creates films, devotionals and such. Comfort is mostly known for his videos of street evangelism, where he approaches individuals and asks them questions that lead back to a conversation about heaven and where the individual being interviewed, will spend eternity. These videos are what will be discussed in this essay, specifically Comforts use of the Rhetorical Opportunity in the film titled “180”. It is a documentary style film in which he likens abortion to the Holocaust and leads people to change their views on it and point them to God. In this movie Ray comfort uses the rhetorical appeals well to get people to change their minds about abortion.
One way to attract converts was to fashion churches to mimic those of the New Testament, woven together by emotional intimacy and spiritual equality. Evangelist established churches that were to be refuges from a world filled with materialism, rivalry, and aggression. Evangelist aimed to provide emotional support, moral guidance and a peaceful way to settle personal differences. They worked to lead people to lives of greater security and satisfaction, yet standing firm in their conviction that spiritual rebirth was essential to
When trying to understand what Evangelism I think D.T. Niles may have been close to the mark when he said “Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where to find food”. Change the word Christianity to Evangelism, beggar to the sinner, and food to Jesus and I believe you have possibly the easiest way to explain Evangelism simply by saying “Evangelism is one sinner telling another sinner where to find Christ. However, over the past years Evangelism has been in my opinion misconstrued with many other Christian words and trends. For instance, I would be willing to bet that if you asked Christians what is the first thing that they think of when they hear the word Evangelism most would respond with the name of and Evangelist such as Billy Graham, Charles Stanley or even Joel Olsten. Of course the word Evangelist has had the same problem that the word Evangelism has had in regards to losing the true intended meaning of the world. It seems that Christians now days have forgotten that all born again believers are Evangelist, not just those who show up in a small town with a tent, a band, and a sign that says revival. Every soul that becomes saved becomes a messenger of the good news. In fact, I believe with all my heart this is the exact message the Jesus was trying to convey in his followers when he gave the great commissioning in Matthew 28:18-20 NIV 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make
Since the beginning of time, the way that people, communities and churches deliver the word of God has evolved into a global multimedia event. Now days the word of God is being delivered in many
Another way evangelism relates to the Christian walk is that we as Christians relate to each other. Wheeler and Whaley remind us that it is important for the members of the church to get along and love one another. I was going on a witnessing tour through our neighborhood and came across a home that was filled