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Does evangelism still function as part of your church today and what does it look like?
When I was in my first Evangelical church (after leaving the RCC) Evangelism was a major part of outreach (and I mean by that door to door, walking the neighborhoods). When we moved to the next city the church we joined had a problem. The churches leadership wanted to do it (evangelism)but the people didn't. For most, the door to door approach was outdated. For me, I didn't care I just wanted to meet people and share the gospel. But because of the tension between the ones that wanted to and the ones that didn't want to, nothing got done.
I went out by myself for a while and just talked with people and if the opportunity presented itself I would share the gospel with them.
I look around now and see what others are doing and it seems no one does evangelism anymore. Now, I realize that is a blanket statement and I can't say for certain that it's totally true but I don't see it on the area churches websites and the only ones that knock on my door periodically are the, well, uh......lets skip that.
I see alot of outreaches like plays and dinners and guest speakers at area churches and for many it has taken the place of the way we use to do evangelism.
Now, before someone says, "What's wrong with that?" I want to add that this is just one person's oberservation. I'll agree that it may not be for this generation and even downright dangerous in some instances but what, if anything, do we do?
Is evangelism dead, has christmas plays, trunk or treats and guest speakers taken its place?
I'd like to hear what's going on in other parts of the U.S.