Insight 089: FaithSoaring Churches Are Comfortable with Evangelism
Every congregation needs to figure out what evangelism means in their theological framework, cultural setting, denominational/non-denominational ethos, and in the vision God has for their congregation. Congregations who have not figured this out have little motivation to reach out beyond themselves to others with the spiritual formation of others as a high priority.
Too many congregations are trying to figure out if there is a true difference between evangelism, new member recruitment, and new member assimilation. Without knowing and acting on this distinction congregations focus on modest assimilation of those people who happen to wander into their congregation.