Gift of Evangelism

Gift of Evangelism (Ephesians 4:11)

This gift is the ability to share the Gospel of Christ publicly or privately with unbelievers in such a way that people respond to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • All Christians are called to evangelize. (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 5:42; II Timothy 4:5)
  • It is an office of the New Testament church. (Acts 21:8)
  • This gift not only evangelizes but also equips others to do it as well. (Ephesians 4:11)
  • There are two aspects of this gift:
    • Public: Philip (Acts 8:5-13); Paul (Acts 17:19-34)
    • Private: Philip (Acts 8:26-39); Paul (Acts 16:25-33)
  • It provides growth for existing churches and helps establish newly planted churches. (II Timothy 4:5; Acts 17:10-15)
  • It normally does not include cross-cultural evangelism.

Biblical Examples:

  • Acts 8:5-13; 26-39 — Philip
  • Acts 16: 25-33; 17:19-34 — Paul

Possible Characteristics of this Gift:

  • Your prayer life reveals a burden for those who do not know Christ.
  • Your prayers contain the names of many people who are not Christians or those you are training to share Christ.
  • You have an inner unrest at the thought of people dying and going to hell.
  • You enjoy meeting people and make new friends easily.
  • You feel comfortable with strangers and talk easily about many different subjects.
  • You are able to articulate your faith easily and people respond positively.
  • You have a burden to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ publicly or with individuals.
  • When with non-Christians, their position with Christ inevitably comes up.
  • You have the ability to move conversations in a direction of the other person’s relationship with Christ.
  • You are able to persuade or help people reach decisions to commit their lives to Christ.
  • You are not satisfied with “superficial commitments;” you want people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • People enjoy being trained by you to share their faith.
  • You have the ability to motivate and train others to share their faith effectively.

Common Support Gifts:

Discernment, Prophecy, Wisdom

Possible Ministries:

  • Creative Arts Team (Social Media Moderator)
  • Guest Services Team (all positions)
  • Online Church
  • Life Groups (Life Group Leader, Young Pros Life Group Leader, College Age Life Group Leader)
  • Missions (Local Missions Volunteers)
  • Sports and Rec (Coaches)
  • Women’s Ministry (Women’s Ministry, Legacy MOMS, Widows, Seniors)
  • Men’s Ministry (Men’s Ministry, Seniors)
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