God's Missionary Plan
The Mission Center
The Missionary's Problem
If we take evangelism to mean giving the gospel message to someone who doesn't yet believe, it is certainly part of the mission of Ekklesia.
When we "make disciples", we are in fact converting a non-disciple into a disciple.
Since a disciple is at minimum one who believes the gospel and trusts Jesus, therefore, evangelism is part of our mission.
However, the mission extends beyond that.
It includes baptizing the new disciple as soon as possible.
The first principle is that each local group of believers is responsible for their own "backyard", their own "Jerusalem".
The second is that their lives and relationship with one another, and with the Triune God, form the background against which their listeners can and will evaluate their claims.
Making disciples means leading those who are not disciples into becoming disciples. Logically, the message needs to be preached "in the world" more than "in the church".
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.