Few people would claim evangelism comes naturally. For most, it means stepping outside their comfort zones.
Bob Whitesel: "In an increasingly skeptical world, the church must move beyond branding and build a new, more powerful reputation."
Thomas G. Bandy: "If you want to reach postmodern seekers, you have to think about reputation rather than marketing."
"'Preach the gospel; when necessary, use words'; is a lot like saying, 'Feed the hungry; when necessary, use food.'"
"We must not confuse outreach with evangelism."
"Our culture’s concept of love is primarily self-driven and pleasure-seeking. Jesus’ love expects and anticipates sacrifice."
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Carey Nieuwhof: "Unchurched people change the dynamic in your church. Your church will simply not be the same."
Dan Kimball: "I don’t think there ever has been a more urgent need to teach apologetics."
Tim Peters offers a list of three common mistakes churches often make with first-time guests.