Why Evangelism Cannot be our Focus – Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch discusses why evangelism cannot be out focus.

In the video clip above he says, “We must not stop sharing the good news, but here’s the deal, here’s the wonderful thing, it gets done along the way as you do discipleship. Great commission is just about going to disciple the nations and you know what happens…as you disciple them evangelism takes place, because it’s done in the context of discipleship.

Here’s the issue: We have to reframe evangelism within the context of discipleship.

You get to do it. but it’s done as we disciple the nations…Just disciple the nations and on the way they get to hear the story of God through your life…

Don’t focus on the evangelism part. Focus of discipleship!

About The Author

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Founding Director of Forge Mission Training Network. Alan is also part of the leadership team of Christian Associates, a missional church planting agency with focus on Western Europe. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Alan is a teacher and key mission strategist for churches across the western world. His popular book with Michael Frost The Shaping of Things to Come is widely considered to be a seminal text on mission. Alan’s recent book The Forgotten Ways, has quickly become a key reference for missional thinking, particularly as it relates to movements. His recent books include ReJesus, Right Here Right Now, On The Verge and his newest book called The Permanent Revolution. His experience in leadership includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized as well as heading up the Mission and Revitalization work of his denomination. Alan is and adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary and lectures frequently throughout Australia, Europe, and the U.S.

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