Types of Evangelism

Good Essays
Topics: Christianity
There are many different types of evangelism including mass evangelism, personal evangelism, evangelistic preaching, literature evangelism, church evangelistic crusades, evangelistic counseling, radio and television programs, entertainment, Sunday school evangelism, and evangelistic bible study. By mass evangelism is meant the preaching of the message in open-air meetings or in very large gatherings. The first mass meetings are described in the New Testament as occurring spontaneously. Since the time of the Reformation open-air meetings have been used to reach large numbers of people. Mass evangelism reaches large numbers of people at a time when there has been extensive prior preparation, as occurred in the New Testament among the Jews and later following periods of dead orthodoxy. The next type of evangelism is personal evangelism. In this type of evangelism individual Christians are directly involved in presenting the message to those who have not heard it. God chooses those who will be evangelist as Ephesians 4: 11 says “ And He himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” This occurred in the New Testament following persecution in Jerusalem. The disciples, except for the apostles, were scattered and evangelized everywhere throughout the land. In recent times, many have been encouraged to go out individually to "win souls," and a number of churches have concentrated on personal evangelism in connection with visitation, contacting and talking to people in their homes. Personal evangelism has the advantage of being direct and personal, with the potential of meeting the individual needs of the person who hears the message, and it reaches out to those who would never go to a meeting to hear it. The disadvantage is that the preparation of individual Christians is often limited and the message is not made clear in the time available. Thirdly, is evangelistic preaching. Evangelistic preaching applies the Word of

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP PAPER Matthew 9:35-38 (NIV) reads, Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out…

    • 1166 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Methods of Evangelism

    • 2186 Words
    • 9 Pages

    Ruby Krucky EVAN 101-D15 LUO December 3, 2012 Methods of Evangelism Part ONE- Evangelistic Method #1 Of the two evangelistic intellectual methods, I have chosen to research the “Four Spiritual Laws.” Bill Bright wrote, “Just as there are physical laws that govern how the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God. This method is most used in presenting the Gospel to someone because it is simpler. Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ…

    • 2186 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Methods of Evangelism

    • 1718 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Macaulay, Reneé EVAN 101-C09 November 7, 2011 Methods of Evangelism Part ONE - Evangelistic Method #1 - The “Intellectual” method of evangelism that I chose to research is the Four Spiritual Laws. In summary this method is one of the simplest to use when you want to present the Gospel to someone. It was originally written as a booklet by Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, who was motivated by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) in 1952 as a quick and efficient way to…

    • 1718 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Methods of Evangelism

    • 1552 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Methods of Evangelism Genevieve Hamer Liberty University Online Four Spiritual Laws The Intellectual Method of Evangelism referred to as “The Four Spiritual Laws” is best known as the widely used way of evangelism used by the popular college ministry known as Campus Crusade and was first published in 1957 by founder, Bill Bright in a pamphlet titled Have You heard of the four Spiritual Laws? In this publication, Bright simplifies the truths of the Gospel in an attempt to reach as many people…

    • 1552 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Best Essays

    Methods of Evangelism

    • 1560 Words
    • 7 Pages

    James Hubbard EVAN 101-B18 LUO Methods of Evangelism Essay June 23, 2012 METHODS OF EVANGELISM Jesus commissioned all believers to spread the Good News of salvation in Matthew 28:18-20, “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo…

    • 1560 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Best Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Evangelism Essay

    • 1437 Words
    • 6 Pages

    EVAN 101-B23 LUO Methods of Evangelism Paper Part ONE - Evangelistic Method #1 The Four Spiritual Laws is an intellectual method of evangelism, which, as it’s title suggests, identifies four spiritual laws that direct an individual’s relationship with God. It was created by Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, in 1952. The four laws, as sited on CampusCrusade.com, are: (1) God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life. (2) Man is sinful and separated from God.…

    • 1437 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Contemporary Evangelism

    • 1302 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Contemporary Evangelism Course Description A study of the evangelistic imperative and various methods of personal witnessing. Particular emphasis is given to follow-up, discipleship, and memorizing key Bible verses. Rationale Because of the importance of every student being fully prepared in the areas of evangelism and discipleship, EVAN 525 is required for each degree program the seminary offers. I. Prerequisites None II. Required Resource Purchases Earley, David and David Wheeler. Evangelism Is–How…

    • 1302 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Methods to Evangelism

    • 1357 Words
    • 4 Pages

    NAME EVAN 10 08/05/2013 Methods of Evangelism Part ONE - Evangelistic Method #1 - There are spiritual laws that governs are relationship with God. These laws were given in different throughout the Bible. Law one: God loves you, and offers a wonderful plan for your life. In John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” In this verse gave us the solution to all of our problems, He loves us so much…

    • 1357 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Asbury And Evangelism

    • 95 Words
    • 1 Page

    Asbury learned much in the way of evangelism while beginning in England, but most of his ministry was trained on American soil. Many wondered if Wesley fit the framework in the New World. During his time in America, Asbury went from being a British colonist, to a member of the new United States of America, to a forerunner of the westward growth, to an planner in the Second Great Awakening. Asbury found that America would present challenges to Methodism, but he responded with an even firmer resolve…

    • 95 Words
    • 1 Page
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Servent Evangelism Report

    • 681 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Ryan Moore April 16, 2012 Servant Evangelism Report EVAN 101-002 First Encounter I greatly enjoyed both of my servant evangelism encounters, they were not always easy, but in the end they are extremely rewarding. My first servant evangelism encounter was when I went home for spring break. When I was home my church ran a spaghetti dinner on Saturday night, and me and other kids would serve people spaghetti. I started off serving noodles, and then worked my way down to the garlic…

    • 681 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays