A Sense of Urgency: Imagine seeing a group of firefighters polishing their engine outside a burning building with people trapped at a top floor window. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with cleaning a fire-engine – but not while people are trapped in a burning building! Instead of ignoring their cries, the firefighters should have a sense of urgency to rescue them. That’s the spirit that should be behind the task of evangelism…only 2% of believers in America regularly share their faith in Christ with options. That means 98% of the professing body of Christ is lukewarm when it comes to obeying the Great Commission.
7.1 million people in Georgia are lost without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By the year 2020 that number is projected to reach 8.2 million. If that doesn’t create urgency and desperation in the church we are “deader” than we realize. It is time to pull out all the stops, deliberately train our people to share their faith and put strategies in place that will assist us to rescue the perishing.
Great Commission Resource Centers are one way (and a great way) to help you do that. Your Regional State Missionaries are available to come alongside pastors, staff and churches to assist in this process.