Associate Pastor

Pastor Dave has office hours on Wednesday mornings, and is available Fridays by appointment.  He preaches and presides one Sunday each month.


“What is Evangelism?”

 

 

Someone who talks about something with great

enthusiasm with the intention of exposing God's love to all mankind through Jesus Christ.

 


April 2019

Recently we have had a lot of wonderful activities and events going on at St. Paul’s. I have been extremely struck by the witness of our congregation. Servant Leadership is alive and well at St. Paul’s and I want to personally thank all of you for your service to our congregation. It is truly uplifting as one of the pastors here at St. Paul’s to see the amount of dedication amongst the members of our community and beyond.


In this, I wanted to share something that perhaps will let you know that you are indeed an “evangelist” here at St. Paul’s each time you attend, serve, participate or worship. In the act of being an active member of our community, you are indeed sharing the love and grace of Jesus Christ to others. So, in this spirit, I invite you take a look at the below definitions of “Evangelism” that I shared with our Evangelism Team a number of months ago. Especially take a look at the words that I bolded. When reading, be reminded that you are a blessed child of God, and I am so thankful that you are a part of our church.


What is the biblical definition of evangelism?

Evangelism is the preaching of the Lord with the intention of exposing God's love to all

mankind through Jesus Christ. ... Christian groups who encourage evangelism are

sometimes known as evangelistic or evangelist.

 

Definition of evangelist: a person and especially a preacher who tries to convince

people to become Christian. Someone who talks about something with great

enthusiasm. A writer of any of the Gospels in the Bible.

 

The scriptures do not use the word evangelism, but evangelist is used in Acts 21:8, Ephesians 4:11, and 2 Timothy 4:5:

 

Acts 21:8

The next day we left and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip* the

evangelist, one of the seven, and stayed with him.

 

Ephesians 4:11

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists,

some pastors and teachers.

2 Timothy 4:5

As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out

your ministry fully.

 

*Saint Philip the Evangelist (Greek: Φίλιππος, Philippos) appears several times in the

Acts of the Apostles. He was one of the Seven chosen to care for the poor of the

Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 6).

 

 

Pastor Dave