Board of Evangelism


Board of Evangelism

The Board of Evangelism shall consist of at least eight (8) members, including the elected Director of the Board.

The basic objectives of this Board are the bringing of the Gospel to the unchurched, the enlistment of all of God's people in the work of spreading the Gospel, and proper soul accounting at all times.

That the objectives of this Board may be carried out, the Board, either corporately or through specifically designated individuals, shall:

  1. Share with the Pastor(s) in the entire program of proclaiming the Gospel to all people.

  2. Encourage prayer in Church and homes for sincere evangelistic concern toward all people inside and outside the Church.

  3. Foster a climate of evangelism that encourages Congregation members informally and spontaneously to share Christ with one another, the backsliding, and the unsaved.

  4. Emphasize evangelism through an intense every-member education program annually.  

  5. Maintain an ongoing visitation program, offering people more than membership in a Church - a saving relationship with Christ.

  6. Promote and direct Congregation-wide evangelism undertakings.

  7. Be responsible, together with the Director of Public Relations, for a program of community relations that identifies the Congregation with the Gospel of Christ.

  8. Utilize the evangelism potential of The Lutheran Hour, This Is The Life, and other Synodical or Christian programs.

  9. Emphasize evangelism and encourage evangelism programs in and through the societies and auxiliary organizations of the Congregation and suggest projects for such organizations.

  10. Emphasize, in conjunction with the Board of Christian Education and the Board of Youth, child and youth evangelism, both in participation and outreach.

  11. Canvass the Congregation’s geographical area of responsibility and effectively record, study, and utilize that results in churching the lost and straying.  

  12. Be responsible for maintenance and follow-up of a prospect file at all times.

  13. Be responsible for maintenance and follow-up of  lay visitors.

  14. Before organization of Pastor’s instruction class, conduct special visitations to witness for Christ and to invite prospective members to attend.

  15. Be genuinely concerned for those moving into the community, and for the unchurched moving into other areas. Use any and all means available for maintaining such contacts.

  16. Be concerned for the reception, orientation, and integration of new members into the Congregation. Review their progress after 6 to 12 months.

  17. Periodically sponsor dinners, fellowship nights, etc., in conjunction with the Board of Parish Fellowship, which will serve the cultivation, reception, orientation, and integration of new families or individuals.

  18. Be conscious of the atmosphere of friendliness in the Congregation toward members and visitors and suggest ways and means of improvement.

  19. Study and adopt or adapt suggestions by the evangelism departments of Synod, district, and circuit,

  20. For administrative purposes and program development assist with the work of the Lutheran Laymen's League and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

  21. Engage at least once yearly in self-study of methods, progress, and the like of the Board's work.

  22. Submit to the Board of Stewardship, in the appropriate form and at the time requested, a budget request for the coming year’s work.