I’m excited to share this week on the V3 blog about One Simple Practice When Evangelism Completely Freaks You Out
V3 is a church planting movement that desires to come alongside you as you seek to plant churches that are a sign, foretaste and instrument of God’s kingdom. Growing a movement involves having a vibrant faith, a viral hope and a concrete love. They seek to foster these through all they do: our learning cohorts, our assessments, multicultural churches and resources.
One Simple Practice When Evangelism Completely Freaks You Out
I don’t know if you’re like me, but when I hear the word evangelism, I have a visceral response. My heart sinks, and one of three images usually comes to mind:
- The bearded, scruffy-looking man walking down the sidewalk with the cardboard sign declaring, “The end is near!”
- The street preacher dressed to the nines on the corner, bullhorn in hand, shouting out a pointed sermon to a mass of weekend shoppers, all of whom are nervously trying to avoid eye contact.
- The kind, old lady attempting to pass out tracts to anyone who will slow down long enough to see what is in her little, frail hand.
I have had so many fears when it comes to evangelism. The training for sharing faith that I’ve learned in the church has, more often than not, been far from helpful. For me, it’s honestly just something that doesn’t come very naturally. The tension I have felt is that I really want my neighborhood and city to experience the good news of Jesus, but I haven’t known how to do evangelism in a way that looks like Jesus. Read more…