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evangelism

1. (in Protestant churches) the practice of spreading the Christian gospel
2. the work, methods, or characteristic outlook of a revivalist or evangelist preacher
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evangelism

the emphasis ofcertain Protestant sects on personal conversion and faith in atonement through the death of Christ as a means of salvation. The political and social influence of mass evangelism is usually conservative in nature.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

Evangelism

Gantry, Elmer
fire and brimstone, fraudulent revivalist. [Am. Lit.: Elmer Gantry]
John
disciple closest to Jesus. [N.T.: John]
Luke
early Christian; the “beloved physician.” [N.T.: Luke]
Mark
Christian apostle. [N.T.: Mark]
Matthew
one of the twelve disciples. [N.T.: Matthew]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign is inspired by three Bible verses found in 1 Corinthians 2:2, Acts 5:42, and 2 Timothy 2:4.
Mid-20th century papier mache, issued by the Glasgow United Evangelistic Association to collect money for the poor.
(6) From the beginning Keller was clear that "the immediate objective of the work is to assist the missions working in Hunan in speedy and thorough evangelization of the twenty-two millions of people living in this province." (7) He thus insisted that the evangelistic teams enter a district "only on the invitation of the missionary in charge." (8)
It is the bad reputation of a certain evangelistic style that worries people within the church.
The founder of the American Methodist Church, Bishop Francis Ashbury, lived in Handsworth until 1771, when he left for the New World and founded his Evangelistic churches in the USA.
It testifies in every way to Jesus the Messiah and is clearly and consciously evangelistic. The movie pointedly proclaims the story of The Christ and the great news that there is salvation in none other through statements such as: this baby is the "greatest King" and "God made flesh"; the gold is for the King of the world; the frankincense is for the greatest priest of all; and that the myrrh is to honor the sacrifice.
(4) Clement of Alexandria explains that those wives functioned as evangelistic co-partners: "It was through them that the Lord's teaching penetrated also the women's quarters without any scandal being aroused." (5) The New Testament indicates that successful marriage was a main criterion for choosing bishops, elders, and deacons for office.
Backed by his choir, Greater Anointing, the energetic music man delivers an exciting, spirit-filled set with Victory Live (Sony Urban/Columbia), which was recorded live at Philadelphia's Deliverance Evangelistic Church.
In his present position as security director with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), he is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating security activities and programs for the organization's Charlotte facilities, as well as at two other sites in North Carolina: Montreat and Asheville.
Sometimes these might be a barrier to evangelistic work.
Write to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201.
Many mainline churches see multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns as the latest evangelistic tool, but none hit the news like the "God is Still Speaking" campaign from the United Church of Christ--in part because major TV networks classified the ads as "advocacy" spots and rejected them.