NEW HARVEST’S POSITION ON EVANGELISM
“He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4: 10 – 13).
While Scripture teaches that an evangelist is a person particularly gifted by God for the task of preaching, declaring, bringing, and announcing or proclaiming the gospel (or good news) of Jesus Christ to others, this does not exclude the responsibility all Christians have of making known (witnessing to) the gospel of Christ to others.
Our approach at The New Harvest Christian Fellowship is that out of a genuine desire to see others grow in the same kind of relationship with and faith in Jesus, that we have, we will share what Jesus has done in our hearts and lives and encourage others by means of testimony and example of lifestyle to get into relationship with Christ in order that they too might have the kind of relationship and share in the walk with Jesus that we do.
We seek to be open and obedient to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and working within us, to share our faith in Christ as He presents opportunity for us to share with others, and in so doing, to build His kingdom.