How to Have an Effective Evangelistic Church
Topic: Evangelism Passage: Matthew 9:37–9:38
What does an effective evangelistic church look like? What does it not look like? Listen as Pastor Mike Knight answers these questions in this sermon from Matthew 9:37-38.
Taken from 6 Important Church Attendance Statistics and What They Tell by Jayson
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1. What is an effective evangelistic church?
- “A church that has at least 26 conversions per year and a conversion ratio (membership to annual conversion) of less than 20:1.” (Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them by Thom Rainer)
- The problem with Rainer's definition is that the effectiveness of a church ministry cannot be measured solely by looking at results.
- An effective evangelistic church is a church whose members are obedient to carrying out the Great Commission!
- Obedience = Effective Evangelism!
2. What should not be done in order to have an effective evangelistic church?
- Do not water down the truth.
- Do not change your name to disguise what you believe.
- Do not assume the unsaved no longer visit church.
- Do not stop witnessing one-on-one.
- Do not cancel Sunday School or small group Bible studies.
- Do not stop witnessing to your family members.
- Do not neglect the children’s ministry and youth ministry.
3. What should be done in order to have an effective evangelistic church?
- Pray for evangelism.
- Prepare for evangelism.
- Proclaim the gospel.