Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Effective evangelism requires ...

Went to a great talk at New Wine by David Parker on what evangelism requires. It is based on Mark 14. Here are the key points I took away:

Effective evangelism requires:
  • Self-denial - personal sacrifice for the good of others.
  • A broken heart for the lost.
  • Demonstrative love: "evangelism is an outward demonstration of all other gifts".
  • Consistency in:
    1. Friendly contact.
    2. Meaningful connections.
    3. Significant content.
  • Creating a climate of pleasant surprise, instead of disappointment.
  • Embracing ultimate joy - anticipation of the good to come.

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