You’ve seen the tweets from NAMB:
We are launching a new Evangelism and Leadership team that will equip and mobilize pastors and churches for evangelism. More news coming this weekend on who will be leading.1:30 PM – 10 Aug 2018
Steve Gaines’ Evangelism Task Force recommended that “senior level leadership” be hired in this area. I made the wild conjecture that NAMB would do this. No heavy lifting required for that, since NAMB is very responsive to the convention’s wishes.
NAMB’s focus on church planting hasn’t ignored evangelism. New plants baptize at a much greater rate than established churches.
I’m not sure if a national leader, even a very high profile one, along with a new staff and programming at our second largest entity can move the needle on evangelism. Couldn’t hurt and I’ll be optimistic about this. The more critical national entities that should make a laser beam focus on evangelism are the seminaries. No excuse for all seminary faculty and students not to be required to witness and report on it.
Kevin Ezell’s photo.