Yesterday, our pastors led us through what is the gospel and discussed ways that we can practically share the gospel with others. We enjoyed hearing a testimony of one of our own who recounted how he recently led a person to faith in Jesus. It caused me to remember this great definition of evangelism that has inspired me through the years:
“To evangelize is to so present Christ Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit, that men shall come to put their trust in God through Him, to accept Him as their Savior, and serve Him as their King in the fellowship of His church.”1
1 Anglican Archbishops’ Committee of Inquiry into the Evangelistic Work of the Church, 1918. Quoted by Ed Dayton, Planning Strategies for World Evangelization, p. 52.