Day 2: (strength·en) Evangelism
By All Means Evangelism
Paul states in 1 Corinthians 9:22 that he “becomes all things to all men that he might by all means save some.”
In 2017, only 53 percent of Georgia Baptist churches reported baptizing one or more people. In other words, roughly half our churches baptized no one. Paul’s own drive toward reaching people with the gospel has never been a more relevant need. To reach Georgia, we must be adaptable.
With Georgia’s influx of diverse ethnicities, evangelism requires all of us to don our “missiologist” hat and begin to contextualize the message to reach our communities. The Bible Belt phenomenon is fading fast no traces of it remain in some parts of Georgia. We must “become all things to all men” in order to be an intentional, effective witness to the gospel.
There was a time when merely door-to-door evangelism and Sunday-morning evangelism was all a church needed to do well to be intentionally evangelistic. Today, those strategies and many more are required. This is reflected in Paul’s passionate phrasing: “that I might by all means save some.”
What will revolutionize our state and turn our declining baptisms around is more “by all means” passion in more “by all means” people occupying “by all means” churches.
The Georgia Baptist Mission Board is using any means to get more help to every region. Soon, each of the six newly sectioned regions of the state will have a local evangelism catalyst leader to work with local churches to be more strategic and intentional about reaching their community.
Your Mission Georgia Offering will help in producing more and varied resources that help each region reach their communities in strategic and adaptable ways according to the distinctives of their demographics.
Pray for Strengthening Of Evangelism By:
- Asking the Lord of the Harvest that workers will be sent into the field.
- Trusting that Georgia Baptists will be will have a “by all means” heart to reach the lost.
- Believing that Georgia Baptists will be adaptable, seeking to win all those around them regardless of ethnicity or race.