Will Churches Hire for Evangelism More in the Future?

Thom Rainer writes that many churches will seek to hire a pastor of community evangelism in the future. Rainer writes that evangelism continues to be a struggle for many churches, and one person to lead local evangelism efforts will be key. Most churches are not evangelistic and they struggle to coordinate events, ministries, and social media connections, leading to a need for a new position.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

Evangelism is a challenge for many Christians, including evangelicals, and a central position focused on sharing the Gospel can help churches improve in their focus and coordination.

  • Reversing Trends: If churches are losing members and failing to reach out, then the decline of congregations is inevitable unless there’s a change.
  • Coordinating Ministries: A champion for evangelism on staff will keep it from falling through the cracks or being overshadowed by other concerns.
  • Tying Social Media to Evangelism: How people work out their faith and search for answers is changing, and evangelism is both online and in person today.

How can your church provide support to your evangelism efforts?

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