Commitment #4: A strong church is equipped, accountable, and fervent in reaching not-yet-believers through corporate and personal evangelism.
Watch the video and work through the content for “Commitment #4” in your Strong Church Workbook. (You can use this link to share the video with your elders/leaders: https://vimeo.com/583221631/6f19272772) Submit your responses through this Google Form in preparation for your coaching call. Let your coach know if you have any questions or concerns.
Faith comes from hearing, and hearing from the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17). People have a way of not coming to Christ when the church has a way of not proclaiming the gospel. Many evangelistic para-church ministries see more conversions simply because they equip people and hold them accountable. Strong churches have a similar commitment and thereby equip their people for gospel conversations and then regularly check-in to see if people are sharing their faith. Strong churches speak as if the entire city were present in their worship gatherings. They value intelligibility and hospitality. Strong churches avoid in-group/out-group language and clique relational dynamics as a way of lovingly prioritizing the outsider. Strong churches are regularly repenting of ways that they fear men more than they love men. Strong churches pray for God’s help in daring to share the gospel in the face of strong opposition (I Thess. 2:2-6).