I believe that as an ambassador of Christ I should be ready to seize every opportunity to share the gospel everywhere I go.
But I also believe in setting aside scheduled time to do it—for myself and for our church family.
Some people suggest that a church soulwinning program is an “extra” as long as people are ready to witness to their friends, neighbors, and coworkers. I believe both are necessary if we believe in taking the Great Commission literally.
Because reaching a community with the gospel is such a clear purpose for the local church, I believe it should be approached with both passion and organization.
Passion without organization will result in half-completed efforts. Organization without passion will result in little fruit.
So what is the purpose for establishing an organized soulwinning program in a local church? I see three biblical purposes: (more…)