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Selah | September 2021
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Evangelism in the 21st Century
The Cost of Disciple Making in the 21st Century
The beginning of the 20th Century challenged us to re-examine who we were. We met that challenge. Now, we face multiple frontiers in the 21st century as unprecedented changes press in on the church from all sides. We are called to reimagine our approach to mission and ministry to grow God’s kingdom in a waning Christian society.
The vestigial images of spreading the gospel must go! New visions need to be created, endorsed, and financially supported to grow the kingdom.
This following five keys to living out your faith in your mission and ministry must be done in such a way that people will notice and ask questions. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks to give the reason for the hope that you have. Evangelism in the twenty-first century looks a lot like evangelism in the first century.
The five keys to evangelism in the 21st century are “life changing mission and ministry, hospitality, utilizing spiritual gifts, sharing faith and being media savvy.”
The Keys to Evangelism in a 21st Century Context are:
Real Mission and Ministry
A Welcoming and Hospitality Component
A Spiritual Gift Component
A Sharing or Talking About Your Faith Component
Media Matters Component
The cost of disciple-making in the 21st century is moving away from who we were last century and encouraging Disciples congregations to embrace and engage who God is calling us to be in this frontier called the 21st century.
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