Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Evangelist

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The Biblical office of evangelist is often one of the most overlooked and underutilized resources that God has presented in and through the local church to reach the world for Christ.  Why use evangelists?

  • Evangelists are called by God to specifically reach the lost.
  • Evangelists are able to communicate a direct Biblical message with a passion and zeal.
  • Evangelists cooperate with the ongoing work of local churches to reach their communities for Christ.
  • Evangelists encourage Christians in their daily zeal for soulwinning and discipleship.
  • Evangelists help churches culminate their long-term evangelistic efforts in harvesting the fields "white unto harvest".
  • Evangelists affirm the work of the local church pastor and the vision God has for his ministry through the local church.
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NKJV)

1 comment:

JeRico's Shout said...

My dear brother in Christ...I too walk and preach as the Lord gives me opportunity and utterance. The Lord has called my wife and I to live and preach in Jamaica hence that is exactly what we do...praise God. Keep up the good work and let's stay in touch...
Di Walkin' Evangelist
Rico Kaplan