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Gemeentebediening en evangelisasieperspektief

M. Nel
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 8, No 1 | a963 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v8i1.963 | © 1987 M. Nel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 July 1987 | Published: 17 July 1987

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Abstract

The Local Church and Evangelism
For more than one reason local churches often miss true perspective of Evangelism. Too often its Evangelism ministry consists of a course, a program or an isolated rally. Some of the issues that have to be put right are; a lack of vision regarding the cosmological consequences of the Gospel; a deterministic view on the election; a neglect of the many estranged people; a "volkskirche''-mentality where estranged members are accepted as normal. What is needed is a new awareness of the calling of the total body of Christ to bear witness to the Gospel. Evangelism should be part and parcel of the daily life of a healthy Church.

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