If this has been asked and answered, please just refer me to the right thread. If it belongs in Baptist Only section, somebody please reword and enter it there. Ok--here is what dh and I are pondering as we consider being on our church's evangelism committee: If you believe the tenents of Calvinism, you might see evangelism as the responsibility to spread the Word of God, to spread the gospel as far and wide as possible, and to pray for the salvation of the lost. In other words, you "do church" and "do evangelism" in the manner you understand to be ordered by the Word, and leave the results with God. If He ordains high numbers saved, good. If you serve in an area where few will respond, also good as long as you have faithfully obeyed His instructions. If you are Arminian, modified Arminian, free grace, or any form of decisional salvation oriented, you might see yourself as responsible to do whatever it takes to get that "yes Lord" decision from someone. From this root you get revivalistic services, emergent church, contemporary and all other engage the culture type movements, clown communions, etc. We tend to fall in the first camp, and serve in a church that would definitely fall into the second camp. We will not cause a rift over this, and so may decide not to serve on that committee. If you also would fall into that first camp, can you steer us to resources that would help us gently lead? Thanks in advance!