Evangelism Committee

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Matthew 28:19

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.”

What is the Evangelism Committee?

• Outreach to the community and the world to spread the Good News of God’s redeeming love.
• Nurture for those in our church family that we may be a community of faith where love abounds.
• An eye to see opportunities for witness, an ear to be empowered by God’s Word, and an open door to welcome all.

Opportunities to serve:

• Look around and extend a welcome to visitors.
• Invite a neighbor or co-worker to church.
• Be alert to opportunities in the strangest places, and don’t be afraid to share your faith.
• Try doing the unnatural of evangelizing until it becomes natural.
• Be an example.
• Serve on the Evangelism Committee.
• Serve on Synod Outreach programs.

The Evangelism Committee seeks ways to promote an evangelizing Church:

• We invite visitors to fill out a visitors card; give them a St. Paul coffee mug with a welcoming note, brochure, pen, and discipleship card, and we follow up whenever possible with a welcoming phone call and card.
• We recognize and encourage opportunities to bond as a community of faith in celebrating God’s Gems (our members age 75 and over). We honor our new members and regular visitors at a special dinner, and designate sponsors for each family.
• We look for ways to be visible in the community and extend a welcoming invitation: sponsor school events, participate in Hometown Strasburg Welcome Basket, Mayfest, and various other special programs and projects.
• We provide support for maintaining a current web page for St. Paul.

May the power of God’s Spirit move us to be faithful in our response to His call to mission and evangelism!