a.) Grow in Evangelism: Share the good news of Jesus Christ. Invite persons to join in the church’s worship and fellowship. Baptize children and adults (Mt. 28:19–20; Lk. 15).
b.) Grow in Discipleship: Rediscover Scripture, including daily reading and study. Nurture relationships with Jesus Christ in the context of our Reformed heritage (Lk. 14:33; Jn. 8:31, 13:35, 15:8).
c.) Grow in Servanthood: Stand alongside the wider community to promote the well-being and love of neighbor. Embrace stewardship in all of life (Jn. 13:12-17; Mt. 25:34–40).
d.) Grow in Diversity: Welcome everyone. Learn from others. Reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of God’s peoples in the world (Gal. 3:26–29; Rev. 7:9–10).
There’s information about the program and about what individuals, congregations and presbyteries are doing at the following websites: http://e.vangelize.us/; www.pcusa.org/deepandwide; www.pcusa.org/evangelism;
Evangelism Sunday Sept.26, 2010Many of the ideas found in the links above, and elsewhere, can be adapted to serve as material for Evangelism Sunday if a congregation wishes to highlight evangelism on Sept. 26. A formal program is available below.
Evangelism Education OpportunitiesFuller Seminary Northwest will be offering classes on evangelism and evangelism related topics for three quarters this coming school year. These classes can be taken for credit or as audits. Consider making a good investment by sending people in the congregation
who have some enthusiasm for evangelism and church growth.
Fall “Youth Outreach and Evangelism”;
Winter “Postmodern Theology, Film and Youth Culture”.
Spring “Contemporary Culture and Evangelism”.
Call Fuller for more information 206-284-9000