Two measurable Christian lifestyles emerge among Christians wherever there is a renewal movement:
- #1 The biblical teaching, “The priesthood of all believers—everyone is a minister.”
- #2 Christians discover, develop, and use their spiritual gifts.
- When you discover your spiritual gifts, you will discover your personal ministry, according to the Holy Spirit.
- If everyone in your church discovers their gifts, those who have the gift of evangelist will likely be: 10% of the total congregation.
- The gift of evangelist is described in Ephesians 4.
- Those with the gift of evangelist should NEVER sit in a committee meeting of any kind—even an “evangelism committee”!
- They should spend almost all of their Christian ministry time among unchurched people.
- Those with the gift of evangelist will grow in their ministry as they gain experience.
- Evangelists should never use their gift alone.
- Ephesians 4 says, “Evangelist” is an equipping gift.
- Evangelists are to “equip God’s people for the work of ministry.”
- Evangelists should always disciple another person who has the gift, as they use their gift.
- They should follow the six steps of discipling:
- “Come with me.”
- I do/you watch.
- I do/you help.
- You do/I help.
- You do/I watch.
- We both repeat the process with someone else, and multiply further.
Bottom line? Evangelists are those gifted to reach unbelievers—even those they don’t know and equip others with the gift of evangelism while they are reaching unbelievers for Christ.
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