Evangelism Handbook Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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In Matthew 5, Jesus calls believers the salt of the earth and light of the world. Indeed, we must reach out to tell others His story of sacrifice and grace so glory is given to God throughout our communities and the entire planet.Evangelism Handbookis a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ. Writer and professor Alvin Reid is particularly concerned about how the Western Church is practicing evangelismits failure to reach the hardcore unchurched and its trend of losing young people faster than it can win them.With all of that in mind, Reid organizes his research and experience in effective modern evangelism into four clear and actionable categories:Biblical(with chapters on Jesus, Paul, and evangelism in Acts),Spiritual(the work of the Spirit, the power of prayer and other disciplines),Intentional(leadership, creativity, worship), andMissional(church planting, reaching the unchurched).

Author Biography

Alvin Reid is associate dean for Proclamation Studies, professor of Evangelism, and founding Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Things Must Change: The New Mission Fieldp. 1
A Movement Not a Method: The Message We Sharep. 15
Why Do We Do the Things That We Do? Motives for Evangelismp. 33
The Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Scripturep. 46
Jesus and Paulp. 59
The Birth of a Movement: Evangelism in the Actsp. 72
History I: Second through the Eighteenth Centuriesp. 90
History II: Nineteenth Century to Our Timep. 110
A Theology of Evangelismp. 128
Spiritual Resources
The Work of the Spiritp. 151
The Power of Prayerp. 165
Testimonyp. 182
The Potency of Consistency: Characterp. 197
Disciplinesp. 214
The Need of the Hour: Leadershipp. 233
Personal Evangelism: The Whatp. 247
Personal Evangelism: The Howp. 273
Church Evangelismp. 286
Worship Evangelism: Linking the Glory of God to the Gospelp. 313
Mass Evangelismp. 333
Paradigmsp. 354
Church Plantingp. 374
Reaching and Unchurchedp. 393
Reaching Children and Familiesp. 411
Reaching the Next Generationp. 426
Reach the Cities, Reach the Nationsp. 439
Conclusion: Missional Living Realizedp. 455
Afterwordp. 459
Name Indexp. 461
Subject Indexp. 463
Scripture Indexp. 465
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