There is a man in Europe who is a busy pastor and evangelist. He has a large church of thousands of people. Yet he spends an entire day each week with 12 people he is training for the Gospel ministry. He spends hours talking, teaching, advising, listening and praying with them. He assigns them work helping and ministering, as he teaches them. After a year or two, when they are ready, he releases them into their ministries. Each of those 12 people then begins to train 12 more people. In just two years there are 144 people being trained to serve God as Christian leaders. In two more years, there are 1,728 people being trained! And so on.
This is the way Jesus trained His disciples. You should spend time with those who want to learn to be evangelists. Pastors, you should seek for an experienced evangelist who can train new evangelists. He or she should be your partner and friend. Evangelists can be a great blessing to your church and to the Kingdom of God.
3) An evangelist teaches believers to evangelize. A third work of an evangelist is described in Ephesians 4:11,12: “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
Notice in these verses that God’s leaders, including the evangelists, are to get the people in Christ’s Body ready for the work of serving God in the world. The evangelist is to teach and prepare people to do this.
Evangelism is the work of every Christian. God calls evangelists to devote their lives to sharing the Gospel. But every believer should make an effort to tell others about Christ and what He has done for them. It is needful for every Christian to be trained to share his/her faith.
An evangelist will teach others how to bring people to Christ and how to share their faith so that more people can come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
This is an important work of an evangelist. An evangelist stirs up faith and passion in others to share Christ. Teaching people how to share their faith in Christ will also help them grow stronger. Faith in Christ is meant to be shared with others!