There is an Evangelist inside all of us. We just have to realize it. We have to acknowledge it. We have to use it. Evangelism is an important part of how a church will expand its territory. Evangelists are revivalists.
I have read a post somewhere (I couldn’t remember where I saw this) that an example of an Effective Evangelist is a great Golfer. Why? Because he uses all of his 14 clubs. The fact that I couldn’t understand why and didn’t even know how to play it, I searched for information that can help me know the reason behind that interesting idea.
Let me first share to you some facts about golf (like as if I am a rooky). According to Google, it is a ball sport that uses many types of golf clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. It is one of the few ball games that do not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf “courses”, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.
So, what are golf clubs? A golf club is used to hit a golf ball in a game of golf. The standard set consists of 14 golf clubs. A golfer may use all the 14 clubs made from different materials and used for different hits. However, 14 is not the minimum. They are free to use any lesser number of clubs they think will be useful.
How could be a great Golfer an example of effective evangelist? Simple, he knows how to use all the 14 clubs that are inside his bag. He knows how to make combinations using all the clubs. He knows different strategies on how a hit could be successful. He knows what kind of club he’ll use to roll the ball into the cup or the holes. An effective evangelist, just like a great golfer, knows how to make combinations that will enable to hit/ roll the ball into the holes of people’s hearts. He might have more than 14 clubs that will be very useful to win souls. The territory given for an evangelist is like a golf course; he doesn’t have a standardized area to where he can play his game, to where he can do the ways of God.
As long as we know how to win souls, as long as we have strategies and/or combinations to do God’s work and bring people into the Kingdom, we are all evangelists. One of the evangelistic strategies that we are doing in our church is Kindness Evangelism.
What is kindness evangelism? It is simply an act of winning souls by blessing others. We give out free coconut juice and street foods then we share the Gospel. Simple but these are unusual to people who felt that they’re unloved, lost and misunderstood.
So why do we have to do Kindness Evangelism? (you’re free to add up, these are from my point of view)
1. Through simple ways, it will open the hearts of the spiritually lost.
2. It will pave the way for people to see the Glory of God.
3. It will create confidence to Christians, like us, that we can change the world, make a difference and make an impact to people or nations around us.
“Kindness is a language in which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand” C.N. Bovee
There you go, let us spread kindness evangelism! Let us take ourselves to a higher level of evangelistic deeds. You have an evangelist inside of you. Let it out!