Do the work of an evangelist. This reminder from the Apostle Paul to Timothy is one part of pastoral ministry: Do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5). Do you ever wonder how to fulfill that particular ministry responsibility in your local church? Do you ever struggle with feelings of inadequacy in these labors? Do you wish you had received more direct and practical training in evangelism?
One of the greatest privileges, but also one of the greatest challenges, that ministers and churches face is the effective communication of the gospel to unbelievers. The Lord calls us to an active ministry of evangelism – that much is clear. But what does active, effective evangelistic ministry in local congregations look like?
Redeemer OPC in Ada, Mich. will host a conference, “Evangelism in the Local Church”, before the start of General Assembly on June 4 in Grand Rapids. We hope that such a conference will encourage pastors and elders as they consider how best to lead their congregations in the work of evangelism.
Rev. Ken Smith, a retired minister in the RPCNA, has spent decades as a missionary, pastor, evangelist, and teacher. He has a particular interest in the work of evangelism. (If you have read Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, you heard one example of his usefulness as an evangelist.) Rev. Smith has graciously agreed to lead us through a discussion on the ministry of evangelism.
Please join us as we think and pray together about how to better carry out this important gospel task.
A schedule for the conference can be found here.
Learn more about the speakers on the speaker bio page.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register if you plan to attend the conference.