The very heart of local church ministry is soulwinning—reaching lost people with the Gospel of Christ. A church that is not actively engaged in obeying Christ’s Great Commission is not fulfilling Christ’s purpose for the church.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.—Matthew 28:19–20
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.—Mark 16:15
This month’s spiritual leadership podcast lesson is a challenge to lead your church to become more fervent in its soulwinning efforts and to make your church known in your community as a church that reaches out and sees people receive Christ as Saviour. Through this lesson, we look at several practical ways you can encourage this heart in your people. We also learn from Scripture the underlying philosophy and structure that supports soulwinning fruitfulness.
Building a soulwinning church only happens by intention. It must be purposeful, and it must be a priority. I pray this podcast is a help to you as you follow Christ’s command to share the Gospel and as you train other soulwinners in your church to do the same!
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