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Local Christian Setting

HandsThe modern definition of "evangelistic" is in a general sense "to be outgoing and enthusiastic." A salesman for a certain product can be said to be as evangelistic as a Christian minister, but in a different way. On the other hand, in a church setting an "Evangelical" is a description of someone who is "Biblically conservative." They may also be theologically part of the evangelical movement to be found in many denominations and church groups worldwide. However, being a member of this movement does not automatically make one "evangelistic!"

Not Public Relations

Green Growth"Church growth" and evangelism may or may not be the result of an evangelist's work as much as it may be a demographic shift or in other cases you may say a divine occurrence. When the Gospel is preached then people may repent and turn to Christ in faith or may turn away instead. This occurs in evangelism when individuals turn to Christ and become committed to Christ and in turn join the local Christian Church. Evangelism is not viewed as just "Christian public relations" as is supposed and practiced by some mainline denominations like the Anglican Church of Canada. To be effective, evangelism programs require a personal response by faith in Christ.✞

Increasing Congregations

a Crowd of PeopleChurch growth leading to an increase in the number of persons attending a church, may be the result of other demographic factors for example when a new housing estate is built in close vicinity to a church and newcomers unexpectantly arrive on the steps of the church. See the Diagnostic Clinic for further examples of church growth evangelism.

"Church Growth Evangelism"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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