Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism

Engage: Tools for Contemporary Evangelism

by New Hope Publishers


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Be the leader and instrument God wants to use to change the world. Are you ready to engage? 

The emerging generation in today’s culture believes evangelism is wrong according to recent studies. Yet Scripture is clear: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19 ESV). So how do we lead people to Jesus in a church with members who think evangelism is wrong? And how do we connect people with Jesus in an ever-changing culture? How do we share Jesus in a multicultural world?

Engage is a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ with those in the world around you. This compilation handbook contains more than 30 chapters and covers effective evangelism to the elderly, children, and families while encouraging the church to become multicultural. Research and recommendations cover evangelism in various settings such as Sunday School, missions, and social justice situations to name a few. Become equipped to remind fellow believers of the New Testament context of evangelism, how morality can be engaged in evangelistic efforts, and lead others to understand the importance of prayer. This handbook covers these topics and so much more. Specifically, Engage offers you access to the research and tools you need to be equipped as you understand the: 

• Theology behind evangelism 

• Context of evangelism  

• Role of the pastor and individual as evangelist 

• Effective ways to reach children, the elderly, families and those marginalized by the church 

• Elements of effective public invitations 

If leading people to Jesus is your heart’s desire, Engage is the resource you need. Be the leader and instrument God uses to change the world. It's time to engage in evangelism!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563093173
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments through the local church and its ministries.Since 1917, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) has equipped leaders to answer God’s call. NOBTS offers an academic environment that utilizes innovative delivery systems, preparing students for ministry. Whether God is calling someone as a pastor, missionary, counselor, youth minister, educator, worship leader, apologist, or something else entirely, NOBTS has a ministry training option available. Most of all, this community will equip believers to follow God wherever He leads.

Table of Contents

Contributors x

Foreword Blake Newsom xi

Preface Wm. Craig Price xiii

A Short Biography Dr. Charles S. "Chuck" Kelley Jr. xviii

A List of Publications Dr. Charles S. Kelley Jr. xxv

Part 1 Biblical and Historical Basis for Contemporary Evangelism

Biblical Basis

Motivations for Fulfilling the Great Commission Preston Nix 3

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism: Aspects of Lukan Pneumatology Wm. Craig Price Mario Melendez 15

Evangelism and Context in the New Testament William Warren 33

The Role of Evangelism in Missions: The Relationship of Word and Deed Ken Taylor 48

Historical Basis

The History of Evangelism Archie England Ronnie McLellan 61

The Blood of Christians Is Seed: Christian Suffering and Evangelism in Early Christianity and the Contemporary World Rex D. Butler 83

Part 2 Theological Issues in Contemporary Evangelism

The Theology of Evangelism Steve W. Lemke 107

A Biblical Theology of Salvation Adam Harwood 131

Is Jesus Really the Only Savior? Critiquing Common Objections to Christian Particularism Robert B. Stewart 149

Engaging Mere Morality in Evangelism Jeffrey Riley 165

Worship and Evangelism Gregory A. Woodward 177

Part 3 Practical Applications for Contemporary Evangelism

Personal Evangelism

Leading People to Jesus Bo Rice 203

Counseling and the Great Commission Brooke Osborn Lorien Fleener 216

Evangelism Strategy

The Role of Prayer in Evangelism Jeffrey C. Farmer 225

The Pastor as Evangelist Reggie Ogea 241

Strategize to Evangelize Jake Roudkovski 260

Outreach and Evangelism through Sunday School and Small Group Ministry Randall Stone 279

Target Group Evangelism

Evangelism and Children Donna Peavey Stephanie Cline 303

Evangelizing Youth and College Students David Odom 317

Men and Women in Evangelism: Keys to Relational Outreach and Disciplemaking Jody Dean Emily Dean 335

Evangelism and Senior Adults Bill Day 346

Evangelism through Social Work Ministries Loretta Rivers Jeanine Bozeman 360

Multicultural Evangelism

Evangelism, Church Planting, and the New Testament Damian Emetuche 371

What Kind of Neighbor Am I? 390

A Sermon by David Fleming, Pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church

Transitioning a Monocultural Church to a Multicultural Ministry 405

An Interview with the Pastor and Executive Team Members of Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

Evangelism Resources

Utilizing Library Resources Effectively for Evangelistic Research, Writing, and Application Eric Benoy Jeff Griffin 429

Part 4 Preaching and Contemporary Evangelism

The Soul of the Evangelistic Expository Sermon: From Broadus and Criswell to Rogers and Kelley Adam Hughes 445

Decisional Preaching; Essential Elements of the Evangelistic Sermon Preston Nix 464

Invitations with Integrity Mark Tolbert 480

Author Index 493

Scripture Index 499

Subject Index 506

Contributor Biographies 513

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