Discipleship or Evangelism? posted by John Sorensen on Apr 13, 2018
Does you church emphasize Discipleship over Evangelism?
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. Sadly, there seems to be a real misunderstanding of the relationship between evangelism and discipleship in many churches today. Too often the thought is that if a church focuses on discipleship, emphasizing growing deep in ones faith, with the goal of maturing the believer – then evangelism will be a natural outcome. For some believers, this might be true, but for the vast majority of us, unless we receive some actual instruction in how to share our faith, little is going to happen. We’ll be spiritual sponges – taking in and taking in but never wringing out the Good News of the Gospel. Whereas, if we are learning how to share our faith and regularly doing so, spiritual growth is a natural by-product. Need help sharing your faith? Visit sharelife.today. You even read and download our Answers To Tough Questions resource.