Easter and Christmas can be times of great reflection for a person. In a culture such as America, the focus of Easter and Christmas can quickly shift from celebrating the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to commercialism and materialism. If anything, these two holidays encourage and create more church visitors than any other time of the year. No matter what we think about evangelism as it relates to “getting people in the doors,” we cannot deny that both Easter and Christmas afford us great opportunities to share the gospel with many people who would normally not be seen near a church.
Evangelism is an important part of being a Christian. It isn’t simply something we do, but it is who we are. There are many methods of evangelism with a host of fervent proponents of each method. Growing up, the most commonly mentioned and practiced form of evangelism was door-to-door evangelism. I am sure we all have stories and experiences in the door-to-door method whether we were the evangelist or the evangelized. Times have changed since the advent of the door-to-door method and continue to change. It seems that every year that goes by brings with it a growing sense of skepticism relating to the “effectiveness” of door-to-door evangelism. So let us ponder and discuss the door-to-door method this week. Here’s your Monday Muse question:
Is door-to-door evangelism still a viable and effective method of evangelism today?