Why I Hate “Evangelism”?


Why I Hate “Evangelism”?
If your church believes that revival is the most important thing that can happen may I prayerfully endorse the following?
Your church can no longer talk about revival, or even pray for revival without doing something about revival.
It is a fact that churches and pastors are busy and finding extra time to go out the marketplace is daunting.
How do you solve the problem?
Take one of your week day church meetings and change it into an evangelistic outing!
If your church has only one weekday meeting you can alternate it as an evangelistic outing twice a month and your scheduled meeting the other two days.
I have despised evangelist outings as I suspect most Christians do.
The reasons why they fail are the following.
Going out to the market place becomes a program rather than connecting with your neighbor.
There is an expectation that you have to talk to people.
What if you talked to no one? What if there is is no pressure to talk to anybody?
There is an expectancy of having to share the gospel in the outing. This expectation hijacks the process of getting to know your neighbor and changes the whole thing into a program.
What if there is no approach or method?
What if you talked about music and never mentioned Jesus?
Rock and roll is one of my best connecting points.
The thing of dividing into teams with the prospect of having to share the gospel or pray with somebody sends chills through me. I hate it. What is to be fun and normal becomes a project with quantified results. Forget the results!
Next, is the debriefing meeting at the end of the outing.
Thinking about debriefing at the end of the outing places a burden that I must achieve something to bring something back to the debriefing meeting. Be normal, for God’s sake. We don’t do live with debriefing meetings, do we?
The outing is geared to give you a feel for the marketplace, a love for your neighbor and an experience of what Jesus can do. It’s supposed to be fun!
What if the evangelistic gathering, had no expectation of what one must do?
What if the evangelistic outreach had no expectation of results?
What if no one shares the gospel and prays for no one?
What if people go without dividing into teams?
What if there are no debriefing meetings?
What if the group simply goes out to a Starbucks, buys coffee and hangs out.
What if it’s fun to get out of church?
What if your church began to grow because of this? What a concept!
What if this is the evangelism that Jesus likes?

Its Been A God Given Privilege to Minister Around The World ( A Pictorial Blog )


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Sunset over New Mexico.

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Ministering in Kitengela, Kenya

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At the ordination ceremony of Apostle Stella Marie Ngoka

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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At Ndeda Islanad; an island of fishermen on Lake Victoria

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Mombassa, Kenya

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Simba, Kenya.

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With baby Henry.

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With Maasai friend, Jane

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Preaching in Masat Kenya

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At the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya

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Ministering in Kiminini, Kenya. This is a Muslim woman who had tremendous courage to come and get prayer.

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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Open heavens over Kiminini Kenya

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With friends in Kiminini, Kenya

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Jose is one of the conference speakers in Mashuru, Kenya

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With Pastor Paul

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Cutting the 9th year anniversary cake at Arise and Shine Ministries in Mashuru Kenya

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With friends at Simba, Kenya

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With Pastor Sarah at Simba Kenya

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At Thompson Falls, Nyahururu, Kenya

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Facing fierce cannibals in the Name of Jesus

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Seeing a healing in Farmington, New Mexico

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At Ndeda Island, Lake Victoria

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Taking a preaching nap at Ndeda Island

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With friends at the great Navajo Nation near Carson, New Mexico

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Domingo, New Mexico

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Revival service, Ugunga, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Baba

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at Narok, Kenya

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Maasai manata at Narok, Kenya

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Mama

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Narok, Kenya

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Narok, Kenya

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Mary with Maasai girls, Narok, Kenya

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Four hour ride back from Narok Kenya

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Maasai worship, Mashuru, Kenya

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Getting ready to teach in Mashuru, Kenya

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Talking with Pastor Daniel Lomunyak, Mashuru Kenya

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My bed in Simba Kenya

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Young people on fire for God and saying ” Jesus ” in Simba Kenya

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Simba Kenya church service

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Conference speakers at School of Fire Conference in Mashuru Kenya

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Amish Country. Ohio

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In Ohio

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Ready to baptize people in Mashuru Kenya

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Being honored with the Maasai walking cane the fimbo.

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with friends in a bible study in Albuquerque, NM

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In downtown Miami

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In Kampala, Uganda

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Mary being honored with Maasai jewelry

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With our friend Dorothy at the Navajo Nation

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Ministering to the Lost Tribe of the Emus

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President Jose Nixon

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With our friends Ken and Angie Aguillar of the Pueblo Santo Domingo Native American Nation