2.08 EVANGELISTICALLY GIFTED EXERCISE: Certain names will repeatedly be mentioned in the Last Twelve Member Families Assignment in response to the question about who played important roles in the lives of new members.

            These persons likely have the spiritual gift of evangelism; they naturally reach out to others, invite them, include them and help them grow in faith. Peter Wagner estimates that 5-10% of church attenders have this gift.[1] Thriving churches fully utilize the gifts of persons gifted in the area of evangelism.

            Who are the persons in our church with the gift of evangelism?

            What are we doing to organize the use of their gifts?

            Who seems to serve on certain places on the path into the church?





[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through CreateSpace.com.

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

[1]Schwarz, Natural Church Development, 34-35.

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