Stories of heros and superheros are replete with men and women who bring about justice and peace to a broken world. This desire for world change is real and while Superman may help in the comics, God has chosen His church as the means to bring about incredible change in our world – but it looks very different than the movies. In this discussion, Pastors Nathan and Mike talk about the churches role in evangelism and how that relates to transforming the brokeness of our world by way of the Gospel.

Here are the key points:

  • The Great Commission (Matthew [28:18]-20) is the foundation for evangelism. Jesus calls on his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
  • Evangelism is not about using a specific methods but rather using various means to share about the person and work of Jesus Christ as seen in the scriptures. 
  • The Church provides a community that is focused on encouraging and discipling one another so that we can grow in our faith and share it with others. 
  • Discipleship is the ongoing process of helping someone learn and grow in their faith. It involves more than just teaching theology; it’s about helping people apply their faith to all areas of life.
  • Faithfulness is more important than accomplishment. Christians should focus on being faithful to God’s word while also realizing that Jesus will be faithful to equip us and strengthen us for the task at hand. 

Evangelism is a key part of church life and a shared mission of the entire church body, with different members using their gifts and talents to contribute.

Matthew [28:18]-20And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”