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From All Points: Evangelism, what is it good for?

From All Points: Evangelism, what is it good for?

We discuss what Evangelism is, and why we struggle with it

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Ainslie

[Ainslie: Please use your full name when commenting. Thanks, edtior]
Hmm….15 minutes into the podcast and evangelism is described only in terms of getting people into the Episcopal church… I understand it as *living from the heart of Christ* — a way of being in the world, as Jesus was in the world. If it’s only about increasing church attendence, it misses the mark, I think.

Jon White

I would agree that “living from the heart of Christ” is the goal. At the same time, following Jesus is a communal effort, and the community of Christ’s followers is the church. I would understand following Jesus to comprise “Believing” in Christ’s message in power, “Belonging” to the community of believers, and modifying one’s “Behavior” to accord with Jesus’ example. So, following Jesus comprises an intellectual, and emotional and a behavioral shift and the studies of change suggest change is easier if the change is being undertaken with others. So yes, getting people into church is, I would argue, an important first step in getting people to the place where they are “living from the heart of Christ.”

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