The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus (see Matt. 28:18-20). Most believers and churches would affirm this with clarity. Purposeful Discipleship is even one of our Oak Hill Family Values. However, if you ask the average believer questions like, "What is a disciple?" "How do we make disciples?" or "How do we grow as disciples?" you are likely to get a variety of answers. We need alignment on these questions if we are going to fulfill the mission Jesus has given us.
In this series, we want to study the scriptures answering five key questions about purposeful discipleship with this goal: every person taking their next step in the way of a disciple together.
Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)
J. Mack Stiles
Evangelism is more than a program.
Every few years, churches jump into the latest evangelistic fad. Leaders administrate the new program, and members go on a raid. But picture a church where evangelism is simply part of the culture. Leaders share their faith consistently and openly. Members follow, encouraging one another to make evangelism an ongoing way of life.
Such is the way of evangelism presented by this brief and compelling book. No program here. Instead, it just might give your church a new way to live and share the gospel together.