Crossroads: How much do I focus on Evangelism?

I am at a crossroads. Where do I put my focus as a campus minister? Do I focus on evangelism? Do I focus on building up the body? Do I focus on salvations? Do I focus on leaders? Do I spend my time answering emails in my office? Do I spend more time on campus trying to connect with my students? Do I spend enough time sharing Christ on campus?

These questions flooded my mind this morning in ways that have never made me stop and think like this before. Let’s start with evangelism.

e·van·ge·lism/iˈvanjəˌlizəm/
Noun:

  1. The spreading of the Christian gospel by preaching or personal witness.
  2. Zealous advocacy of a cause.

Is my responsibility as a campus minister to get on campus and be zealous about Christ and spread the Christian Gospel? Is my goal to see more souls saved? Am I supposed to get the word out about Romans 10:9-10 as much as possible?

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

Should I be trying to get college students saved by praying a prayer and telling them “Now you will be in heaven with me! Woohoo!?” Should I be trying to get students to be “filled with the Holy Spirit” so they can experience God? Sometimes I don’t even feel like that, in fact sometimes I doubt myself being in the presence of God BECAUSE I DON’T FEEL LIKE THAT.

I want to explore these questions I have and hopefully get some feedback. Next time we will bring up discipleship.

Where are you in all of this…whether you are in ministry or not?

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2 thoughts on “Crossroads: How much do I focus on Evangelism?

  1. Your job as a campus minister is not to ‘win’ souls or ‘fill’ people, that is God’s job. Your job as the campus minister is to make yourself available to the students to be counciled when they have questions, offer advice when it is needed, be a friend to this generation, and show people that God is not someone who is stuffy and boring and hates you having fun. A perfect example of this is the Overkill ministry, bringing the message of love to those who would never even give a second thought to minister Rahul, but the relationship they have with Riptor brings them to defend the message that they have not even recieved themselves. Your job as a campus minister is to comfort the student struggling with pornography, gambling, drinking, or drugs, and not pass judgement on them because they have enough of that from themselves. Your job as a campus minister is to be a friend to the friendless and give hope to the hopeless, just as Jesus did. Your job as a campus minister is to be human, not a ‘Christian’, but a follower of God, not a ‘Preacher’, but a friend. Your job is to be like Christ.

  2. Pingback: Crossroads: How much do you focus on Discipleship? « [What Can Brown Do For You?]

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