By Josh King
We have an evangelism crisis in our churches.
According to Lifeway Research more than half (55%) of people who attend church at least once a month say it has been at least six months since they’ve shared the gospel with anyone.
I don’t know about you, but this concerns me. Looking for inspiration for myself (and my Twitter followers) I took to Twitter and simply asked, “What are your favorite evangelism quotes?”
The responses included quotes from people who lived nearly two centuries ago to people who walk the earth today. Evangelism is timeless and it’s critical to the work of the church.
There’s work to be done in this area, but here are seven of the most inspiration quotes that landed in my feed. I hope they inspire you as you keep your hand to the plow of Kingdom work.
— Josh Reavis (@joshreavis) January 23, 2020
Heard this morning: “A church that doesn’t evangelize will fossilize.” -Greg Laurie
— Jared C. Wellman (@JaredcWellman) January 23, 2020
“Jesus did not say that the whole world should go to church, but He did say that the whole church should go to the world.” -Greg Laurie
— Garrett Hall (@straightAs_bny) January 23, 2020
"The good news is only good if it gets there in time." Carl F.H. Henry (may not be exact – I'm paraphrasing)
— Wyman Richardson (@W_T_Ministries) January 23, 2020
Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. DT Niles
— Jason Webb (@pastorjasewebb) January 23, 2020
“Use words meant for real people, not those in the pews”
“Every conversation loosens a brick in a growing wall.”
“It’s more about moments than events.”
-Cru research on Gospel Engagement in a Changing Culture
— Alisa Bentley (@alisambentley) January 23, 2020
“If all of your prayers were answered in the affirmative, would your kingdom expand…or would God’s?”
— Dave Pacheco (@davepacheco) January 23, 2020
JOSH KING (@JoWiKi) is the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas, husband of Jacki, and father of three boys. He’s also the co-host of the EST.church podcast.