I saw a post on a blog about Mack Stiles' new book called Evangelism. I've not read the book but love this quote. Can Freedom be a church like this?
"I long for a church that understands that it—the local church—is the chosen and best method of evangelism.
I long for a church where the Christians are so in love with Jesus that when they go about the regular time of worship, they become an image of the gospel. I long for a church that disarms with love, not entertainment, and lives out countercultural confidence in the power of the gospel.
I long for a church where the greatest celebrations happen over those who share their faith, and the heroes are those who risk their reputations to evangelize.
I yearn for a culture of evangelism with brothers and sisters whose backs are up to mine in the battle, where I’m taught and I teach about what it means to share our faith; and where I see leaders in the church leading people to Jesus.
I want a church where you can point to changed lives, where you can see people stand up and say, ‘When I came to this church two years ago, I didn’t know God, but now I do!’ I long to be part of a culture of evangelism like that.
Wouldn't you like a church like this?! Introducing and reconnecting people to Jesus is our mission. We want to lead people to freedom in Jesus!
Sound exciting? Well why not join us or support the mission.
We meet Mondays for a small group and have monthly gatherings where you can meet the Freedom team and learn how you can get plugged in! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Together with the power of the Holy Spirit we can make a church like this a reality!