In my first year of full-time preaching, I was told by a leader of the congregation, “I don’t have to visit. That’s what we pay you for.”
This statement encapsulates the problem with the form of evangelism practiced in far too many congregations.
Preacher-centered evangelism is where the preacher is the sum total of the evangelistic efforts of the congregation. It falls on him to find all the prospects, teach them, immerse them and foster their spiritual growth.
If this growth fails to materialize, then he is replaced by another man and the cycle begins anew. Read more…