Five Ways to Motivate Your Church to Evangelize

Updated: May 19

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” (John 4:35, ESV)

“…I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.” (Philemon 6, ESV)


The solution to many of the pressing problems in our churches can be remedied by a regular, simple, and varied approach to evangelism. Evangelism is something that makes both Christians and non-Christians uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable because we have developed a caricature of evangelism as something that is boorish, insensitive, and intrusive. But the evangelism that we see in the New Testament and especially modeled by the apostles is quite different. It is good news. And good news is for sharing. We should present it as such. With this said, I want to offer five tried and true ways to motivate your church to evangelize.


1. Offer personal evangelism training regularly


Research has concluded that personal evangelism training increases the participan