Working together to fulfill the Great Commission
The purpose of the Assemblies of Gods newly formed Commission
on Evangelism is to seek effective ways of proclaiming the good news
about Jesus Christ.
The local church is the base of outreach to the nation and the world.
The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a worldwide network of churches.
This provides believers with the opportunity to reach those in their
community with the gospel and to help reach the spiritually lost all
over the world through the Fellowships missionaries in more than
The Assemblies of God has been fulfilling the Great Commission since
its inception. The founders of the Fellowship began with the conviction
that no one can fulfill the Great Commission individually. The greatest
task in the world can only be accomplished if churches work together
in cooperation, which is why the Assemblies of God is called a "voluntary
To help the Fellowship continue effectively in evangelism, the Commission
on Evangelism is a resource to local churches, individual believers
and various departments in the Fellowships national headquarters.
It also reports through various media how local churches are reaching
people and growing throughout the Fellowship.
The commission produces printed evangelism materials as well as educational
and inspirational videos. They are designed to be thought-provoking,
culturally relevant, and to penetrate the perceptions in the United
States that are increasingly oriented to temporary rather than eternal
issues. Every person needs to understand that he or she will spend eternity
somewhere and will ultimately face God our Creator and Judge.
The commission coordinates conferences and seminars emphasizing evangelism.
Its main objective is to help empower believers to share their faith
"It is the responsibility of every believer to live in obedience
to Gods Word by sharing the message about Jesus Christ and living
a godly life that is a testimony to the validity of that message,"
says Randy Hurst, who directs the commission. "We want to inspire
people to get involved in the work of the Holy Spirit in other peoples
lives. The Holy Spirit is the One who persuades people. Our Lord promised
that when the Holy Spirit came to help us, He would convince the world
concerning sin and righteousness and judgment (John 16:8). When we work
in cooperation with Him, we can obey our Lords commands with confidence