I read an interesting post about the characteristics of highly evangelistic churches and one huge factor that makes them so: having one or more highly evangelistic Christians. I read the characteristics of these people who passionately and regularly share the good news of Jesus with others, a faithful man in my own church came to mind quickly. He embodies these life patterns (and the others in the post, as well):
1. They are people of prayer. They realize that only God can convict and convert, and they are totally dependent upon Him in prayer. Most of the highly evangelistic Christians spend at least an hour in prayer each day.
2. They have a theology that compels them to evangelize. They believe in the urgency of the gospel message. They believe that Christ is the only way of salvation. They believe that anyone without Christ is doomed for a literal hell.
6. They are intentional about evangelism. They pray for opportunities to share the gospel. They look for those opportunities. And they see many so-called casual encounters as appointments set by God.
As I read on, I was challenged to develop the same attitudes and habits for the glory of God’s kingdom and the fame of His name.