This article provides a fresh perspective on evangelism by reflecting a belief in the Triune God--the source of saving truth and loving community. Mission is part of God’s nature; he is the ultimate Missionary. Mission happens naturally whenever children of God intentionally invite and facilitate God’s presence. Over time, the word “evangelism" has become contaminated by myths, a false understanding of God, and unpleasant religious experiences and practices. Genuine evangelism addresses the most burning issues of people’s lives and should be treated as such. True evangelism involves caring about, praying for, and sharing with people. The practical part of this article introduces three Es of evangelism (encountering, embracing, and experiencing) that correspond to the three colors of Light, as introduced in Color Your World with Natural Church Development (Schwarz, 2005).
Činčala, P., & Sauceda, A. (2023). Need-Oriented Evangelism: Encountering, Embracing, and Experiencing God. Great Commission Research Journal, 15(2), 51-59. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol15/iss2/4