Has Outreach Replaced Evangelism?

Why is it that churches can expend so much time, energy and money on outreach events and still the churches of Christ still dwindle?

Reprinted from the June 2014 issue of “Gospel Advocate” Magazine.

Some will undoubtedly read the title of this article, raise an inquisitive eyebrow, and ask, “Aren’t they the same?” Others will read a little deeper into the question and, with the same raised brow, muse aloud, “You really can’t have one without the other, now can you?” Both of these questions reveal the greatest threat to the fulfillment of the Great Commission: We have become confused about what the church is doing.

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