On May 1, 2020, Ten Million for Christ launched a movement of Local Evangelists called The 24/7 Evangelist. This ministry arm of TMFC is going to raise up men and women of all ages, validate their evangelistic gift and call, and commission them to go into the world and lead people to repentance and new life in Christ. Most of our local evangelists will never become well known, hence our name, “The Unknown Evangelist.”
What is a 24/7 Evangelist?
Local Evangelists are gifted, called, and passionate about reaching people for Christ. Most will never travel 500 miles and speak to 500 people, but all will be dedicated in their weekly disciplines to:
- Planting “seeds” of Truth
- Opening doors to Gospel conversations
- Investing an hour or more in their weekly schedule to intentionally seek the lost.
They will do this by sharing the gospel at every opportunity they have during their daily routines and in finding creative ways to invest 1-3 hours per week in seeking people for the kingdom. (Mark 1:15)
Where is the Local Evangelist Movement Starting?
Our Launch Teams will be formed in Lake County, Florida, and in Galati, Romania.
How will TMFC train, support, and come alongside Local Evangelists?
TMFC will identify, recruit, train, and commission each Local Evangelist. We will then support the teams in setting vision, on-going training, accountability, inspiration, and celebration. Our first-year goal is to build a team of 20 Local Evangelists in the U.S. and 5 in Romania, by May 1, 2021.
Why Do We Need this Movement?
Evangelists need this movement because too many have not generated the impact that God desires for them and their gift. This is true for many reasons, just a few of which are lack of vision, strategy, and training plus, when working alone, many evangelists become discouraged by their inadequacies, distracted by the world, or disheartened by the lack of lasting fruit.
The Local Church needs this movement because many churches have struggled to grow in “strength of numbers and maturity of faith.” Local Evangelists will help churches in each of these areas, which will in turn add energy and new vision to the church.
The Larger Church needs this movement because most Christians need to be challenged and inspired that a world-wide harvest of hundreds of millions of people won’t be brought in by the “super-hero evangelists.” But rather, those numbers of salvations and the ensuing revival and community transformation will only be achieved by activating the body of Christ to engage the lost with our prayers, lovingkindness, and conversation and then walk beside them in relationship until they find Christ as their Savior.
The World needs this movement because billions of people are still lost in their sin with little or no understanding that Jesus 1) died for them personally, 2) defeated sin, death, and the devil for them personally by rising from the dead, 3) will forgive them and adopt them into His family as His children, 4) will lead them into His perfect plan for living a new life characterized by peace, joy, victory, and fruitfulness, and 5) will change their destiny forever as they turn away from hell and run towards heaven, hand-in-hand with Him.
I want to become a 24/7 Evangelist!
If you would like to learn more about joining the Local Evangelist Movement as an Unknown Evangelist please contact Jeremy Leaman at firstname.lastname@example.org.