In a previous blog we looked at the crazy idea of an evangelism committee.
I like to call it the evangelism committee catastrophe.
- Find the people interested in evangelism and waste their time meeting with each other!
- Find those who have the gift of evangelism and quarantine them with other Christians in a committee.
Evangelism committees usually talk with each other about marketing the church.
- Evangelism and witnessing are all about reaching the unchurched.
- The unchurched rarely attend an evangelism committee meeting!
We also saw in the previous blog that 90% of Christians don’t have the spiritual gift of evangelism.
- But the rest of us—as Christians—are called to use our role of witness. We are supposed to be witnesses.
Most Christians don’t witness their faith, however!
Why? Our research, among thousands of church attendees, discovered why Christians don’t witness.
Here are the results:
- The fear of rejection (anyone who loves rejection needs counseling).
- A false belief: people who don’t go to church are not interested in spiritual issues.
- Lack of confidence: in Bible knowledge.
- Inability: to quote chapter and verse from the Scripture.
- A “not my problem” attitude: witnessing is the pastor’s job—and that evangelism committee!
- Misunderstanding: Christians don’t know what it means to witness.
- Fear of the unknown: they don’t know what witnessing is like because they’ve never done it.
- Lack of training: no one has ever modeled witnessing on the job.
In tomorrow’s post, I’ll dissect the meaning of evangelizing and the meaning of witnessing. If you would like to know more, you can also subscribe to my podcast on Apple Podcast and Google Play. We will expand on this theme further in our series beginning on March 6, 2018.