The church is not meant to be just a pleasure boat or cruise ship, it’s also meant to be a lifeboat, and we’re the crew, the rescue party. Evangelism is a body ministry – and it should be all hands on deck! But evangelism is process, not an event. Evangelism does not necessarily mean we have to preach the whole of the gospel to everyone we meet. Let me ask you this: If you pray for someone to know Christ, or you invite someone to Alpha, is that not evangelism; is that not part of the process? Of course, it is. Some of us are evangelists who teach and preach the gospel but ALL of us should be involved in evangelism.
R. Ian Seymour