By its very nature, the church is an advancing people. We advance God's Kingdom and we advance against the work of Satan. We advance toward people in seeing them come to Christ and become one who follows and obey Him. This is accomplished through the use of the various parts of the church body.
This booklet provides an overview of the essential elements a local church should consider while developing their individual evangelism strategy. Each church expresses love and evangelism in different ways, and we hope that the information provided in this booklet will provide a framework from which your church can determine how best to move the gospel of Jesus Christ forward in your ministry and mission field.
Throughout this booklet you will see the connection that is made between the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, which makes evangelism the most loving action a church and/or an individual can make. Then, you will be able to consider the importance of developing an evangelistic climate in your church and the vital roles ministry leaders play in that development.
You will discover the 6 Expressions of love and evangelism that are essential for a church to have a healthy approach to advancing God's Kingdom. We have also provided some continuing steps and resources that are available for you and your church as you seek God and develop your church's expression of Love Your Neighbor - Share Christ. These steps will assist you in reaching people and seeing them grow in the image of Christ.