Just as leaders are exploring fresh ways of reaching our neighbors, they're also rethinking our approach to evangelism. While the message hasn't changed, they've found ways to tell that story in accessible, inviting, and relevant ways. We need to learn to address the gospel differently than we have, in ways our displaced culture can understand. People are increasingly turned off by canned presentations, so we need ourselves to be known.
We need to shift from evangelism that declares what God can do for you to sharing out of our own lives—bearing witness to what God has done for us. This makes evangelism more personal and requires the messenger to know and experience God in authentic discipleship.
No matter how our outreach methods develop, one thing stays the same. We cannot declare the gospel without using words. In fact, at some point, we must use words. Beyond intentionally initiating conversations, asking questions, and being unashamed to share the gospel, we need to boldly give people opportunity to respond. "At some point, we must call people to commitment. Of course, we ask the question humbly. But what we’re doing is helping them confirm a commitment to follow Jesus." Be bold in word and deed.
Who knows what God may do?
Life is full of experiences, even in the business world, and once that personal relationship is acquired and the knowledge of word of God is understood, then life becomes a total peace. Money is no more important, visions are made available, and if one simply tells others of that vision, God will allow that vision to take place. Money, effort, helps, and love will flow from everywhere. God will use those in the secular world to promote the vision and the witnessing to others must be part of any vision for the works of the Lord. The saving compassion of Christ, the sovereign command of Christ, the condition of mankind, and the severe consequences of sin are motivating incentives found in a burden for the lost. The driving force, the pressing burden, and the Holy Spirit moves one to witness to the lost man and point him to salvation. This is true evangelism.
Jesus here declares His plan for the church. The responsibility of the church is the command. Those who serve Him are then to follow the command. If you love me, keep my commandments (Jn. 14.15). Paul under the influence of the Holy Spirit declared, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom 3.23).” One sees that everyone can look about and notice that our world is in serious trouble. No country or social group is immune from tragic rebellion against God. The whole world suffers from rising crime and from gross inhumanities to other human beings and the problem of sin plagues all classes, colors, and culture groups all over the world today and will continue until we repent for our sins and turn our morals back into what the Bible instructs us to do.
- Cottage Prayer Meetings
- Door-to-Door Ministry
- Tracts & Flyers Distribution
- Street Preaching
- Home visits and counselling
We read in Hebrews 10: 25, "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching". Frequent visitations to the church naturally ensures growth in soul, spirit and body in the long run. Intake of spiritual food is essential to grow in the Lord. Such a nourishment comes from the church oriented programs. Focussing on the growth and expansion of the church ministry, these programs are planned within the church premises and executed outside the church to reach to the unreached souls. With careful planning, continuous prayers and consistent preparations, the following church oriented programs are carried out for the manifestation of the Kingdom of the Lord.
- Church Planting
- Support Group Training
- Infrastructure Development
- Baptism Services
- Bible College
- Media Ministry
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- Village Outreach
- Revival Meetings
- Deliverance Meetings
- Open-air Meetings
- Training Camps
Jesus himself insisted, preached and practiced social work. Here are a few claims to support this plight. In Luke Chapter 4, Luke gives the account of Jesus reading from Isaiah 61: 1 - 2. Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One, proclaimed the following mission through the Isaiah passage in Luke 4: 16 - 19, as jotted below.
- proclaim the Good news to the poor
- bindup the broken-hearted
- proclaim the freedom for the captives
- release the prisoners from darkness
- comfort all who mourn
Micah 6:8 gives the call to all Christians and all social workers: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”