1. Because Evangelism Is always hard.
Yes — it is hard, and many of us feel it is getting harder. People don’t want to come along to things. They are dismissive of starting conversations. They do not want to read books, or talk about evidence. They put up a barrage of questions, condemnations and objections. And we must fight through all these things before we get to share Jesus with them. It is hard, but then, no-one promised it would be easy.
At the Evangelism Conference you will be reminded that this is what we are called to — even though it is hard.
2. Because we have a great message to tell.
We can sometimes feel backed into a corner and lose our trust in the message of salvation. Our culture portrays us as narrow-minded bigots who believe a fairy story for which there is no evidence, and that our message, and we, are dangerous people. None of this is true; and yet it is hard not to feel like that sometimes.
At the Evangelism Conference you will be reminded that the gospel of God really is Good News for this generation.
3. Because we are prone to giving up.
Left to ourselves, personal evangelism and mission as the central focus of church life, gradually gets moved to the periphery, and withers. We end up being “secret saints” and churches that are just a private club for those who turn up. That’s why we need to keep hearing the gospel ourselves as Christians, and why we need to keep repeating to ourselves and each other the call to go into all the world and make disciples.