The question needs to be asked about the future of the Church. Where will we be five, ten; twenty years from now? Also what role will we play in making sure it is a healthy prosperous future? Do the citizens of the Church of Christ consider Personal Evangelism to be optional?
Over the next several months there will be suggestions for participating in personal evangelism. There must be ways for us to insert ourselves into the workings of the Church. This viable lively body that belongs to our Lord functions well when her members participate in her being. Strong active members make for a strong body. As members of that body, ask yourself do you participate in the health of the body.
Let's begin this series of encouragements by taking a good look at ourselves and preparing for the opportunities that will be presented to increase the health of the Church. What is your answer, is personal evangelism optional?
Barry G. Johnson, Sr.
An Evangelist at the Church of Christ which meets in Brookfield, IL.