By Hal Knight,Doug Powe
After all, is not this a role higher dealt with through the pastor?
Perhaps it is time to reassess John Wesley's version of evangelism as an entire, average circle — the place it is a communal starting aspect instead of an solitary end.
The vital rationale of real evangelism is: Having bought a message that is made all of the distinction in our lives, we wish to percentage that message with others within the desire it is going to remodel their lives besides. Wesley versions an evangelism that reaches out and welcomes, invitations and nurtures, and speaks to either head and heart.
“Evangelism is ready relationship,” the authors write. “How we're in dating to God, who's in a position to remodel us into new beings. How we're in courting to our neighbor, whom we needs to love like ourselves.”
As one reviewer says, “Knight and Powe have given us a relational booklet. They describe the deep connection among John Wesley's techniques, Charles Wesley's hymns, scholarly puzzling over evangelism and biblical understandings of the gospel — all with regards to the wishes, matters and hopes of daily people.”
Learn by yourself or as a congregational workforce from this useful research on dwelling an evangelistic lifestyles that demonstrates the reworking strength of loving God and neighbor.