For the Bible Tells Me So
Exploring what Scripture says about Evangelism
Dr. Cynthia Westfall
What does the Bible tell us about evangelism? What are biblical ways that we can practice it in Canada in the 21st century?
Jesus’ last words left his disciples with a vital mission: to “be his witnesses” and to “make disciples” of every type of people (all nations). “Evangelism” is the word we use for strategy that fulfills that mission. The best place to begin the study of the biblical strategy, goals and objectives for making disciples is Jesus’ example, because he was the model for what he asked his followers to do. When the early Christians implemented Jesus’ mission in a variety of ways, they changed the world.
We will see that Jesus used a variety of methods to make disciples, both in speech and action, and we will look at some the ways the early Christians creatively implemented his model. How can we implement Jesus’ model today in a way that is as fresh and relevant as Jesus’ example? We will conclude with exploring together a range of activities that effectively implement Jesus’ mission today, particularly in urban contexts.