Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041

Evangelism Objectives

Evangelism Objectives  BC 10/01

[For each of the following, list some short and long term goals that could help you move toward and/or reach the objective]

Overall Evangelism Objective: To glorify God by faithfully obeying Christ’s command to make disciples by 1) authenticating and 2) sharing the gospel so that 3) people {especially those in my sphere of influence} are 4) motivated to both: 5) enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, 6) accepting rather than rejecting God’s free gift of salvation, 7) and continue on the path of discipleship. .

Theme  from Ephesians: get your act together, get it through the auditions, take it on the road, move them along their road..

I. Preparation Objectives

2Tim 2:2...cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

A. To realize 1) why God has me in my specific location on this planet, in contact or potential contact with my peer/affinity group, who are going to suffer temporal pain and an eternity in torment without the gospel, and 2) my accountability for them.

1. Identify and pray for a sensitivity to the need for Christ of those in my sphere of contact/influence/oikos

2. Develop and follow a plan to meet, know, love and serve them (can be done in five minutes or five years)

B. To be able to share not only the gospel, but answers that refute the most common objections to the gospel. 1Pt 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you

1. Nature of Truth (absolute vs relative; scientific vs historic; sincerity or belief doesn’t = truth; infinite must be revealed to finite)

2. Existence of God (evidence? self-caused?  Evolution?)

3. Possibility and Reliability of His communication (reliability of Scripture)

4. Challenges to His Character (How can a good God allow suffering?)

5. Comparisons to other religions (not even on the same mountain re: person of God, final destiny, how you get there)

6. Unique features and benefits of Christianity (God becoming and reaching out to man; Holy Spirit; grace rcvd by faith vs works)

7. Common Smoke screens (hypocrites; weak: cure, not crutch; those who haven’t heard; too easy)

C. To develop the sanctification that enables me to have my needs met by God so I’m free to serve the needs of  others

(See Js 2:8,12; royal law of liberty) 12  So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.(1Cor 9:22-27)

II. Cultivation & Authentication Objectives

1Thess 2:8  So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us. (cf Mt 5:16 let your light shine before men)

A. To be able to build both long term and short term loving relationships, in which credibility, trust, commonality and are developed so that communication (having in common) occurs {see TOYL Friendship Outline and Relationships Categories}

B. To expose pre-Christian friends to Christian friends to both authenticate the message through the witness of the Body, and help the pre-Christian move further along the path of their spiritual pilgrimage. {See retreat brainstorming ideas}

III. Sowing Objectives

Mt 13:23 seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces:

A. To relate Biblical truth/principles to the needs of  both temporal and eternal existence, by illustrating/authenticating truth in your own life, and seeking to raise needs through listening and questioning.

(Share portions of Scripture that relate to their felt/expressed need; share books, “edifications”, experiences with God, answers to prayer)

B. To help people face and answer, from a Biblical perspective, the questions relating to their purpose for living and eternal destiny.

(Lead an Evangelistic or topical Bible Study)

IV. Reaping Objectives

Jn 4:36  he who reaps receives wages s, and gathers fruit for eternal life...may rejoice together.

A. To share an illustration of the Gospel bringing people to a consequence-informed  decision of accepting or rejecting God’s offer. (Memorize and practice the Bridge illustration.)

B. To be able  to assure a convert of  their secure salvation, and both motivate and lead them through the initial steps of follow-up (Study the Discipleship Verses with them).