How to Encourage Evangelism in Your Church

Episode 781

Host Ed Stetzer teams back up with Executive Director of Lifeway Research Scott McConnell to discuss how you can better equip your congregation to live evangelistically. Research shows that the world around you may be more inclined to engage in your gospel conversation than you think. Tune in to discover the best ways to approach your neighbors with the good news of Jesus.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The best tools for sharing the gospel with those around you
  • Ways to keep your church’s focus on evangelism well beyond your launch date
  • Why your testimony is so important for engaging others with the gospel
  • Lifeway Research’s statistics on what Americans are looking for in life—and from your life story
  • Why you must remain curious in own spiritual walk with Jesus

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

We’ve likely not overstayed our welcome in terms of sharing the gospel. There’s usually some curiosity there that we could play into and have a conversation around. — Scott McConnell

The opportunity to share the gospel is there. So, stop letting national scarce statistics keep you from faithfully doing so. — Ed Stetzer

Relationships give you more license to go deeper. Actually, the highest percentage in Americans’ openness to gospel conversations is when it relates to your life story. 71% say they would be open or very open to hearing your life story. — Scott McConnell

Indicating to somebody you meet that your faith is important in your life can actually open up opportunities in later conversations because it will be natural. — Scott McConnell

More than 70% of Americans indicate it’s important for them to find hope and peace in their lives, which are hard to find today. Two-thirds want to find purpose and fulfillment as well. As believers, we have answers to those things through Jesus Christ. — Scott McConnell

Published October 26, 2023

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