Talk

Evangelism through the Normal Life of the Church

Description

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody” (2 Corinthians 3.2). The very existence of the church showed the apostolic authority of Paul.  The church is God’s tract. So do we have to arrange specific outreach moments or evangelistic events for unbelievers, or is it more likely that they will discover the Gospel through seeing Christians as they live together and worship God? In other words, can they be attracted and identify with the Christian message before being born again? “Belonging before believing” is how certain sociologists have expressed it. This session will look at the ways this can happen but also possible risks inherent in this approach.