YouthMinistry+ - "Evangelism and Discipleship" Part 2

We started discussion again on the "Youthministry+" channel this past week on understanding discipleship and evangelism in student ministry. Last week, a few of us shared some thoughts on what we are learning for part 1. This week, a few guys shared their thoughts in part 2! 

More information or Incarnation in evangelism?

It is important to remember that meeting people at their point of need is crucial in today’s culture. People want to see results more than information when we talk about God. Without the truth of God there is no reason to be “incarnational” in our approach to evangelism in the world. It is not an “either/or” but important to be clear about the truth of Jesus and His Word. If we continually share the gospel with an unbelieving world, we must model a servant’s heart. The connection between information and example is that God’s Word is real, alive, and life-changing. I heard a quote from my apologetics course this past week said, "You can love someone to Hell." Being willing to share Christ is the ultimate revelation of love for another person. The church needs to be focused upon disciples who make disciples.

We must be counter-culture in our approach to speaking with people and following the Holy Spirit’s leading. We are called by God to be, “in the world, but not of the world.” The daily life of a believer must reveal the heart of Christ. We must move from the “head” (information) and let God’s Word move us to the "heart" (action) of sharing our faith.

My prayer is that God would use me and those I influence to lead many to know Christ!