Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional

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In Matthew 5, Jesus calls believers the salt of the earth and light of the world. Indeed, we must reach out to tell others His story of sacrifice and grace so glory is given to God throughout our communities and the entire planet.

Evangelism Handbook is a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ. Writer and professor Alvin Reid is particularly concerned about how the Western Church is practicing evangelism—its failure to reach the hardcore unchurched and its trend of losing young people faster than it can win them.

With all of that in mind, Reid organizes his research and experience in effective modern evangelism into four clear and actionable categories: Biblical (with chapters on Jesus, Paul, and evangelism in Acts), Spiritual (the work of the Spirit, the power of prayer and other disciplines), Intentional (leadership, creativity, worship), and Missional (church planting, reaching the unchurched).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805445428
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 333,275
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alvin Reid is associate dean for Proclamation Studies, professor of Evangelism, and founding Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Things Must Change: The New Mission Field 1

Part I Biblical

2 A Movement Not a Method: The Message We Share 15

3 Why Do We Do the Things That We Do? Motives for Evangelism 33

4 The Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Scripture 46

5 Jesus and Paul 59

6 The Birth of a Movement: Evangelism in the Acts 72

7 History I: Second through the Eighteenth Centuries 90

8 History II: Nineteenth Century to Our Time 110

9 A Theology of Evangelism 128

Part II Spiritual Resources

10 The Work of the Spirit 151

11 The Power of Prayer 165

12 Testimony 182

13 The Potency of Consistency: Character 197

14 Disciplines 214

Part III Intentional

15 The Need of the Hour: Leadership 233

16 Personal Evangelism: The What 247

17 Personal Evangelism: The How 273

18 Church Evangelism 286

19 Worship Evangelism: Linking the Glory of God to the Gospel 313

20 Mass Evangelism 333

Part IV Missional

21 Paradigms 354

22 Church Planting 374

23 Reaching and Unchurched 393

24 Reaching Children and Families 411

25 Reaching the Next Generation 426

26 Reach the Cities, Reach the Nations 439

Conclusion: Missional Living Realized 455

Afterword 459

Name Index 461

Subject Index 463

Scripture Index 465

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