Resources on Evangelism

Dec 14, 2018

Won Kwak on Evangelism in NYC by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What does evangelism look like in New York City?

Feb 6, 2016

Why I Don't Share The Gospel by Ryan Smith

If my only motivation for sharing the gospel is that I should, then there is something incredibly broken in me. Christianity is not a should religion.

Jan 19, 2016

Why Christians Don't Evangelize by Daniel Darling

I suspect that our hesitance to evangelize is less a matter of faulty methods and lack of opportunity. It goes deeper.

Oct 31, 2015

When My Halloween Became My Reformation Day

The Stand That Saved My Soul

On Halloween night 1998 I threw a party in my apartment. I had girls, booze, weed, and cocaine. On that Halloween night, I was geared up for what I expected to be a good time. But my friend Dave didn’t respond like I expected he would.

Sep 13, 2016

When Evangelism Gets Bogged Down by J.A. Medders

Evangelism conversations tend to run in many directions. Don't get bogged down in red herrings and rigamarole; keep it about our Redeemer and the redemption he offers to us sinners in himself.

Feb 14, 2018

What's the True Source of Powerful Evangelism? by Casey Lewis

Instead of allowing our inadequacies to keep us from evangelism, we should allow them to propel us into it. 

Apr 3, 2014

What Evangelism Isn't by Jared C. Wilson

From Reaching the Lost: Evangelism, the Bible study guide from 9Marks.

Evangelism is not:

Personal testimony. Talking about what God has done in your life may encourage Christians and intrigue non-Christians. And there's certainly a place for this in evangelism. But simply sharing about what God has done in your life isn't necessarily evangelism. Evangelism is telling others about what Jesus Christ has done to…

May 24, 2016

What Does God Have to Do With It? by Jim Elliff

We fit the occasion and have our place, but the “doing” of evangelism is done by God.

May 6, 2015

Vehicles of God’s Pursuit

The Necessity of Persistence in Evangelism

I lived the first decade and a half of my twenty plus years as Christian burdened with the idea that my task in evangelism was two-fold: to preach and to bring about conversion. When I was faithful to the first task but unproductive in the second, I often experience debilitating discouragement. It is difficult for me to convey the freedom that washed over my heart when the burden of responsibility…

Oct 31, 2014

The Toughest Conversation I'm Glad I Had by Garrett Kell

We weren't sure when Grandpa woke up, but we knew it was long before the sun did. My earliest memories of him revolve around a small kitchen table where he sat each morning drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. The walls of his basement were decorated with World War II honors and pictures of his hunting victories. Locked gun cases held treasures we were only allowed to behold when Grandpa…

Sep 13, 2017

There Are Souls to Be Saved: How Can We Rest? by David Murray

The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. 

Jul 31, 2018

The Joy of Being a Poor Evangelist by Jared Stacy

We are limited in our ability, but Jesus makes sure we know our limitations are not a liability to Him. 

Mar 28, 2017

The Gospel in 140 Characters by Benjamin Vrbicek

The gospel is bigger than the universe, but can it be tweeted in 140 characters or less?

May 24, 2015

The Gospel for Spiritualists

The spiritualist needs the gospel of Jesus Christ for the same reason we all need it. We have already tried to be our own god and the result has been complete disaster.

Jun 14, 2015

The Gospel for Roman Catholics

Roman Catholics need the gospel for the same reason we all need it. We are all sinners with such a messed up and low view of how holy holiness really is that we think somehow through our own efforts we can attain it.

May 31, 2015

The Gospel For Drug Addicts

The life of a drug addict is a life of worship. Every decision made; where to live, what to spend money on, what to do in leisure time, who to spend time with, where to work etc., is made with the addiction in mind. The addiction becomes a god who is a slave master.

May 3, 2015

The Gospel for Atheists

We must confront atheists with their many worldview contradictions and urge them that it doesn’t have to be that way. Jesus Christ is the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Jan 31

The Beautiful Question the Gospel Compels Us to Ask by Michael Kelley

When you get a little grace, you start asking, “Who else?” Because there must be someone.

Sep 16, 2015

The 60 Second Gospel by Erik Raymond

If you cannot explain the gospel in this period of time, then you probably don’t understand it.

Dec 24, 2015

Starting Points by Jeff Crawford

A person’s worldview works the same way as putting together a puzzle.  Everyone has corners and borders, and these important starting points frame the rest of the picture.  

Nov 13, 2014

Simplified Evangelism by Erik Raymond

“It's not that complicated.” How many times have you said this to someone? How many times has someone said it to you? If we're honesttoo many to count (on both accounts). Our ability to overthink and over-complicate our tasks is like spam for our productivity. Consider how free you feel when a task is simplified, steps are outlined, and a plan is in place.

Let's remember that our…

Jan 13, 2016

Should Churches Perform Altar Calls? by Jonathan Leeman

Let's do everything that Scripture requires of us in the long work of making disciples.

May 12, 2015

Put the Resurrection in Your Gospel by Spencer Plumlee

On numerous occasions, when I've heard prominent evangelical leaders answer the question, "What is the gospel?" they do not mention the resurrection. I find this highly problematic.

Jun 6, 2015

Put a Rock in Their Shoe by Aaron Armstrong

Evangelism is often a slow process; sometimes it’s enough to stick a rock in someone’s shoe, and see what God does with it.

Aug 24, 2015

Pushing Past Fear to Share Your Faith by Joel Lindsey

Becoming a courageous witness is not based upon our natural strength or abilities; it is based on faith in the absolute power of the Holy Spirit.

Dec 21, 2015

Our Relatives and Friends Without Christ by Jim Elliff

They don’t really want to listen to you. At least it appears to be so.

Oct 21, 2015

On Loving My Neighbor Through Email by Russell L. Meek

God showed me that my attitude toward email was sinful. In writing short, to-the-point, sometimes brusque emails, I was misrepresenting the gospel. By not seeing the people behind the emails I was essentially elevating myself above them and ignoring an opportunity to share Christ’s love with them.

May 29, 2014

Never Forget the Gospel is Power by Jared C. Wilson

"It happens over and over again that the gospel 'comes alive' in a way that the evangelist had never dreamed of, and has effects which he never anticipated. The gospel is addressed to the human person as a human person in all the uncountable varieties of predicaments in which human beings find themselves.

The gospel has a sovereignty of its own and is never an instrument in…

Dec 3, 2015

My Lunch With An Atheist by Jeff Crawford

When you genuinely like another person, it’s a lot harder to be mean and cruel when it comes to their ideas.

Apr 18, 2016

Making Evangelism a Habit by Tom Johnston

Developing godly habits is extremely important. And one of these healthy habits is to share the gospel with those we encounter.

Mar 3, 2016

Make Friends, Not Just Converts by Darrin Patrick

Here’s some good news: You don’t have to share the gospel the way I did. You don’t have to dread doing evangelism. And you don't have to treat it like a salespitch. Jesus certaily didn't.

Feb 7, 2017

J.D. Greear on Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

We asked J.D. Greear, "What are some important things to remember when sharing the gospel with Muslims?"

Sep 12, 2017

J.D. Greear on Keys to Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What are some keys to sharing the gospel with Muslims?"

Jan 17

Inspiration From a Bible Translator Whose Work Was Offensive by Steve Burchett

We cannot make someone experience conviction—that’s the work of the Holy Spirit. But we can cooperate with the Holy Spirit not only by proclaiming the gospel, but also by simply reading the Bible.

Feb 20, 2018

How 'Sola Fide' Empowers Your Personal Evangelism by Michael Kelley

If salvation is by faith alone, then every person we come in contact with is within a single moment of faith of being made a child of God.

Nov 9, 2016

How God is Moving on Secular Campuses by Owen Strachan

Now is not a time for retreat; now is a time to go big, trust God, and reach out to sinners like us in truth and in love.

Jun 19, 2018

How Far Does God's Grace Go? by David McLemore

Is there a certain test - designed by you, administered by you, and graded by you - that one must pass to be included in God’s kingdom?

May 2, 2015

Help People Respond to the Gospel by Michael Bryant

When Christians share the gospel they must make sure that they communicate faithfully and clearly what Scripture teaches about the good news.

Sep 10, 2013

Hard Words, Good Words by Joe Thorn

5 years ago I was assessed by a group of pastors for the Acts 29 Network. We had just launched Redeemer Fellowship and wanted to partner with like-minded brothers and churches who share our core theological convictions and approach to ministry. When I received the completed assessment a week later, welcoming us into the network, the brothers were careful to include thoughts on my strengths and weaknesses.

Hearing…

Feb 19, 2017

Grace is Meant to be Shared by Charles Spurgeon

I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself.

Feb 1, 2017

Gospel-Division That Creates Gospel-Ambassadors by Jonathon Woodyard and Dave Zuleger

Belief in the gospel is the only way anyone can cross the gospel line and experience eternal life.

Oct 13, 2016

God’s Purpose Isn’t Ruined by Unbelief: Don’t Be Discouraged by Jim Elliff

There is a good reason the parable is that of the Sower and not the Soils. Christ's purposes will never be thwarted by the unbelief of the masses.

Apr 26, 2015

Four Evangelism Myths by Erik Raymond

In order to combat this we need to speak truth to our hearts. We need to remind ourselves of the truth of Scripture. This is no less important in the area of evangelism. We need to debunk the myths that are too easily believed and cling instead to what God has said and done.

Nov 30, 2014

Everyday Evangelism by Casey Lewis

Every other year I try to go to a conference hosted by Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY Together for the Gospel. Not only is a great time to hear the Word preached and fellowship with folks I haven't seen in years, but it is a great opportunity to pick up a lot of books. Every year I go, I come back with at least 40-50 books. Most of those are…

Oct 3, 2017

Engaging Others with the Gospel by Adam McClendon

We tend to get frustrated because we want instantaneous results, yet God wants faithful laborers who will patiently sow seed.

Oct 29, 2014

Do You Think Some People Are Unsavable? by Erik Raymond

Go ahead and think about the person whom you think is the most unlikely to become a Christian. Now, ask yourself why you think this. Odds are you are looking at the way they order their life and in particular their blatant distaste and disregard for God. But you need to correct this thinking. It's unbiblical to look at what you have to work with and think, “I could see…

May 30, 2018

Do the Work of an Evangelist by Jason K. Allen

The fact that God calls and gifts some in extra measure does not absolve every Christian, and especially every minister, from doing the work of an evangelist.

Nov 12, 2015

Charles Spurgeon on Counting Conversions by Charles Spurgeon

I am weary of this public bragging, this counting of unhatched chickens, this exhibition of doubtful spoils. Lay aside such numberings of the people, such idle pretence of certifying in half a minute that which will need the testing of a lifetime.

Nov 21, 2018

Be Disciples that Make Disciples by Jonathon Woodyard

Eagerly introduce others to the one you love and treasure.

Aug 21, 2018

Be a Missionary, Not a Marketer by Patrick Meador

Jesus Christ came to the utmost of sinners bearing the utmost hope. Do not expect marketing to bring them to you.