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Definition and Value. Relationship Evangelism. Review. Forces that hinder our personal evangelism efforts: Too many people Too fast and complicated lives Limited models of evangelism Misunderstanding separation The credibility gap Now let’s introduce a new model for evangelism.

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Review
  • Forces that hinder our personal evangelism efforts:
    • Too many people
    • Too fast and complicated lives
    • Limited models of evangelism
    • Misunderstanding separation
    • The credibility gap
  • Now let’s introduce a new model for evangelism
saving the lost
Saving the Lost
  • Evangelism is “spreading the good news”
    • The good news is salvation
    • What methods did God supply for us to get the good news of salvation to the lost?
      • The message (Rom 1:16)
      • The manifestation (e.g., 1 Pet 3:1-2)
    • We often start “personal evangelism” by putting the message first
      • Even with prospects we know, we treat religion as a separate topic
relationship evangelism
Relationship Evangelism
  • Using the 2 means to best advantage
  • Starts with developing meaningful relationships
    • Must allow the beauty of the gospel to be demonstrated in our lives
    • The message flows freely and naturally as the relationship progresses
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Relationship Evangelism
  • What would it look like?
    • Initial contact
    • Becoming acquainted
    • Being a servant
    • Being a friend
    • Sharing your faith
    • Introducing the church (not the building)
    • Sharing the message of the gospel
    • The gospel’s invitation
  • Often we want to skip from 1 or 2 to 7 or 8
    • We’ll discuss each stage in later lessons
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Relationship Evangelism
  • Will take time and effort
    • No quick fixes or shortcuts
  • Is available for use with all contacts
    • Everyone has acquaintances (step 2) so you’ve already started
    • You may already be at step 3 or 4 or 5 without even thinking about it as evangelism
  • Requires a total life commitment
    • Which is what God requires anyway (Rom 12:1-2)
the value of relationship evangelism
The Value of Relationship Evangelism
  • Its effect on our lives
    • Requires us to grow and develop spiritually
      • Other forms can be used by hypocrites or “casual Christians” as well as the dedicated
      • This form requires our lives to be an “open book” (2 Cor 3:2-3)
    • Motivate us to draw closer to God (Jms 4:7-10)
    • Will make us better Christians
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The Value of Relationship Evangelism
  • Its effect on the lives of non-Christians
    • Takes evangelism where the lost are
      • Let’s the salt mix with the food (Mt 5:13)
      • Let’s the light be seen where it is needed (Mt 5:14-16)
    • Can make our communities better places to live
    • Can improve the moral quality of our workplaces, schools, etc.
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The Value of Relationship Evangelism
  • Its potential for success
    • In the past, most Americans considered themselves Christian and worshipped regularly
      • Conversations could start with the message
    • Harris Poll (10/31/06)
      • Only 26% say they worship weekly
      • 46% attend a few times a year or less
      • (1998 poll) 94% believed in God
      • (2005 poll) 82% believed in God
      • (2013 poll) 74% believed in God
    • Often can’t start with the message
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The Value of Relationship Evangelism
  • Its potential for success
    • Poll of 10,000 church-goers (by IACG)
    • How / Why did you come to attend your church?
      • I had a special need - 2%
      • I just walked in - 3%
      • I like the minister - 6%
      • I visited there - 1%
      • I like the Bible classes - 5%
      • I attended a gospel meeting - 0.5%
      • I liked the programs - 3%
      • A friend or relative influenced me - 79%
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Relationship evangelism is NOT the only way to convert the lost
    • For some Christians, a traditional approach is easier
    • For some non-Christians a traditional approach works fine
  • But relationship evangelism
    • Is a natural result of Christianity
    • Makes us better Christians
    • Doesn’t scare off prospects
    • May lead to more success among the “unchurched”
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