Successful evangelism is 90-percent pre-work and 10-percent preaching. Too often churches sow few or no seeds in the community and end up frustrated and bitterly disappointed because their evangelistic meetings fail to be successful. Time after time, the disillusioned words have been heard: "Evangelism just doesn't work anymore."

The truth is that public evangelism does work. It is one of the most effective forms of harvest available. However, public evangelism alone seldom works! Often we have overlooked the secret of the harvest: sowing seeds. As a church launches its evangelistic plans it needs to remember the simple biblical principle of sowing and reaping.

Second Corinthians 9:6 reminds us, "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." Galatians 6:7 adds, "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." This is our promise to claim: If we sow wisely and bountifully, God will give a rich harvest.

If evangelism is simply one more program in church members' overstuffed calendars, then the church's evangelistic efforts will likely bring disappointing results. Successful pre-work includes bridge events, visitations, in-home Bible studies, and personal invitations. We invest in what we value. Investing prayer, money, time, and enthusiasm in pre-work will transform your church's evangelism experience. The Evangelism module will give your church the tools it needs to implement a successful evangelistic cycle.