Evangelizing the lost of our community
“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47
The evangelism ministry of the church is devoted to the continuous work of demonstrating the in-breaking kingdom of God (Matt 12:28; Luke 17:20-21) through Jesus Christ, the gospel (Mark 1:15; Acts 8:12; 28:31), into the hearts of God’s people (John 3:3-5), into the community (Matt 10:7; Luke 10:8-9; Acts8:4), and into the world (Matt 24:14; Mark 16:15; Luke 9:60; Acts 1:8) by means of our service, giving, proclamation, and lives (Matt 9:35; Luke 16:16; Acts 5:42; 20:24).
Church Member Responsibilities:
Though not every member is gifted by the Spirit to be an evangelist (Eph 4:11), every member is to be a witness for Christ (Acts 1:8). Thus, as the members of the first church “devoted themselves” to the evangelism ministry, members of this church shall devote themselves to this ministry as either witnesses for Christ or as evangelists so gifted by the Spirit.
This team will consist of church members who are spiritually gifted for this ministry (Evangelism, Giving, etc.). The team will also consist of the appointed deacon(s), who may be a lead team member, but at the least function(s) as a helper and observer. The pastor shall function as the elder/overseer of this team (1 Peter 5:1-5).
Areas of Assignment for the Evangelism Ministry
2) Community Service Acts (Donating items or Serving)
a. Elvins Food Pantry
b. Parkland PRC
c. Mama’s Thrift Store
a. On Campus (Trunk or Treat, Live Nativity, etc.)
b. Off Campus (Boosters Club, Prison, Meals, Prayer Walks, etc.)
4) Conduct quarterly or as-needed meetings to evaluate current evangelism activities, determine and address specific needs in the ministry, and plan future evangelism activities. The appointed deacon will then present the evaluations at the next deacon’s meeting. The leader of this team will then present their scheduled activities at the next ministry council.
Appropriately gifted church members may volunteer for or be recruited to the lead team of the evangelism ministry. Each member who does so shall commit to a one-year term that is renewable at the end of each year of ministry.
The lead team shall designate one member to be the team leader. The team leader shall commit to a one-year term. The team leader is responsible for organizing and conducting the quarterly or as-needed meetings and serves as a representative of the evangelism ministry on the ministry council.