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Evangelism for the Rest of Us

posted May 9, 2011, 5:11 PM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Jun 29, 2015, 11:44 AM ]
When I was in my 40's the Lord clarified his invitation into a life of vocational, pastoral ministry. At the time I was in the electronics/computer science industry but I had been an active Christian for many years.  During those years I did about everything there is to do around local churches - except for personal evangelism.  At the time I had no seminary education or formal pastoral experience, I realized that no healthy, growing church would want me as their pastor.  Even if a desperate church decided to invite me, they were not likely to have any parishioner(s) skilled in personal evangelism to compensate for my weakness.  So that church would be in deep trouble.

I knew that God had not given me the spiritual gift of evangelism.  But I figured he would at least help me develop some sort of personal evangelism capability!  So in my last few years in industry I deliberately did what I could to develop this part of my life.  Today personal evangelism is my most treasured area.  To a great extent, this post attempts to describe what God taught me.

If you are interested to read about it, click on Evangelism for the Rest of Us.