Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thom Rainer has written an insightful article on evangelism published in this weeks edition of the Florida Baptist Witness. He says, "The facts of a 2004 research project I led are sobering. It takes 86 church members in America one year to reach a person for Christ...if the research is even close to accurate, the reality is that the church is not reproducing herself. In just one or two generations, Christianity could be so marginalized that it will be deemed irrelevant by most observers." Rainer says the church has become "evangelistically anemic" due to doctrinal ineffectiveness, less evangelistic church leaders and Christians who are passionate about minor issues instead of the Gospel. You can read the article in its entirety here.
posted by Christie