You are part of a movement where people are rescued from the torment and suffering of Hell and set on the road to Heaven. You help them find peace, hope, and confidence in this life and assurance of the life to come.
This movement started at the beginning of creation and continued at the bloody cross of Calvary and the resurrection of Jesus. He commissioned us (commanded) us to go and preach the Gospel.
How can you be involved with others who share your calling and passion?
So, you’re heart burns with a passion for souls. You know you are called as an evangelist because you are constantly thinking about lost people, have compassion on them, and you long for them to know the Savior. Perhaps your gift has been confirmed by others as they have observed you.
Maybe the Lord spoke to you and inside you heard the Master’s voice to go and tell others. Whatever the story of your calling is, you are part of a group of men and women who have a responsibility to tell the world the most important news since creation, that they can be set free from sin and bondage, forgiven, and reconciled to God through Christ Jesus.
What is God saying to you? How has your calling been confirmed through your prayer life, scripture, and from the counsel of others?
Now what? What is next? How do you live out and apply your calling?
The responsibility for evangelism is everywhere – but how has God specifically gifted and called you to fit in the body?
Ephesians 11-12 - “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up”
In being a blessing to the body as in Ephesians 4:11 & 12, it means you serve the body.
Everyone who is a follower of Jesus is to witness and evangelize. But your calling is to not only look for ways to present the Gospel in a way that people will respond to the invitation but to also help others do the same. This should be a normal part of your life.
The following could apply to you:
- Bi-vocational – working in a secular job but living out your calling and gifting in the marketplace
- Working at a church as a pastor or evangelism/outreach pastor
- Itinerant traveling evangelist
- Have your own 501c3 evangelistic ministry
- Staff member at a missions or evangelism ministry
- Using talents or gifts such as musician, artist, athlete, spoken word, etc. to proclaim the Gospel
One or all of these could apply to you:
- Public speaking evangelist
- One on one evangelist
- Conversational evangelist
- Digital social media evangelist
- Street evangelist
Is your calling domestic, or international?
If you have been given a heart for the nations it does not excuse you from doing evangelism at home, but just means God is uniquely gifted and called you to the nations or perhaps one nation.
Funding – How will you be funded?
Fundraising is a necessary part of being in ministry. To be moved to join the cause people must hear about what God is doing and how you mission is reaching the lost.
GNE has resources and coaching to encourage and help you in this area.
What could you uniquely add to an outreach team or church to further the cause of evangelism?
This is the question you must ask if you are to join a collaborative project.
What will your role be – What has God called you to?
We want to help you in your calling.
Our vision and mission at GNE is to Identify, Affirm, Equip, and Mobilize the world’s most gifted evangelists.
We look forward to joining with you and helping you fit on a team as we take the Gospel to a culture and to the next generation.
May these Scriptures guide you and keep you focused on your call and mission.
Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Matt 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
Mark 16:15 - And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
Let’s go with the Gospel.
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