By Dr. David Wheeler, Professor of Evangelism Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
The Importance of Relationships in Sharing the Gospel
The highest calling is not a call to full time ministry, but to be a Christian. Every one of us is a minister and has a ministry within his or her own sphere of relationships.
Wherever you go, you represent Jesus. You are an Ambassador of Christ!
In the workplace
In the neighborhood
Wherever you go on a daily basis!
Seven Key Patterns of Relationships
The Key Word in Servanthood Evangelism is RELATIONSHIPS
Relationship 1 (inner circle): Self
Relationship 2: Family
Relationship 3: Relatives
Relationship 4: Friends
Relationship 5: Neighbors
Relationship 6: Acquaintances
Relationship 7: Person X
What is Servanthood Evangelism?
Servanthood Evangelism is intentionally sharing Christ by modeling biblical servanthood.
Servanthood Evangelism is a combination of simple acts of kindness and intentional personal/relational evangelism.
Biblical Basis for Servanthood Evangelism
“…the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve…”
“…whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.”
Strengths of Servanthood Evangelism
It is effective in reaching people in today’s culture; is easily adaptable.
It provides the opportunity for personal/relational evangelism in a natural mode of fellowship and community. You are not alone!!!
It defines our primary mission and creates a positive impression.
It is low-risk evangelism, thus it provides an entry-level way to involve EVERYONE in the ministry of outreach.
It allows us to impact where we live, work and play!
It encourages us to become 24/7 Christians!
Most importantly, Servanthood Evangelism exemplifies the ministry model and passion of Jesus.
The Bottom Line
People will not believe the TRUTH,
Until they first see His Life and TRUTH
consistently demonstrated through us!
Remember: PEOPLE are the focus!
For more information or to obtain a downloadable copy of the Servanthood Manuel contact Dr. David Wheeler: firstname.lastname@example.org