Every Pastor Guides the Mission
“Guiding the mission of evangelism in the local church is a great challenge. As a senior pastor in Long Beach, I face the same challenges. I am eager provide evangelism leadership insights and offer practical philosophy and resources to strengthen evangelism in your local church.”
- John Teter, evangelism team leader (ECC)
The vision of 72 is to empower ordinary, non-professional, and anonymous disciples to demonstrate and declare the kingdom of God. 72 is not a curriculum but a ministry philosophy that is relevant and applicable to every disciple in your congregation. There is a special emphasis on those with the spiritual gift of evangelism and how the pastor can be of service to help develop that gift.
Ask the Lord of the Harvest
There is a spiritual battle going on behind our daily work of evangelism. Jesus calls his community of 72 to pray to the Lord of the harvest. We are taught to pray for more workers. We are taught to pray earnestly.
The Church Calendar
The establishment of annual evangelism cycles in your church calendar will communicate and strengthen your commitment to evangelism. With “harvest events” in the calendar, your congregation will be challenged regularly, feel the need for more training, and use the gifts of the body together in order to make and deepen disciples.
We must be intentional to gather and develop the evangelists in our churches. Those gifted spiritually for evangelism can be of great service and bear great fruit in the local church.
ECC Evangelism Leadership
One of our central goals in the years ahead is to establish evangelism leadership in every conference of the ECC. Thank you for your prayers as we begin the process of selection, training and resourcing evangelism leadership.