Recently I had coffee with my friend Jim Ryan. He pastors Heart of the Canyons Church in Canyon Country, CA.
Unfortunately, some people view evangelism as what the pastor does on Sundays. This idea has been called fishing in an aquarium.
The typical church has forgotten what evangelism is. That the average church is reaching such a small portion of the unchurched in their community is evidence enough. But when you look at the typical evangelism ministry in most churches, you realize just how big a problem this is
“During the past half a century or so there has been a subtle but nevertheless decisive shift toward understanding mission as God’s mission. During preceding centuries mission was understood in a variety of ways.