Lots of debate and confusion on evangelism on this board. I think a key problem is the interpretation of the Great Commission. Mark 16:15 (NIV) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Luke 24:47 (ESV) and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Matt 28:18-20 (NIV) 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This version emphasizes making disciples and is often overemphasized as the model of doing evangelism and the other passages are ignored. Let me suggest that both Matt, Mark, and Luke are all part of the great commission. When Jesus sent out his disciples in Mark one thing he emphasized was REPENTANCE Mark 6:12 (ESV) So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. Both Jesus and John the Baptist preached repentance of sins and so should we. So how should we do evangelism? This is a great debate on this board as few agree with each other but may I suggest that we evangelize everyone that is lost including the false teachers. Jesus never said to His disciples that they needed to build a relationship with people before they evangelized them, and this is not shown in Mark 6, but instead the disciples just went out and preached that people should repent and if they were rejected they were to leave and move on. Often the way I do evangelism is by passing out tracts, open air preaching, and challenging lost people using the Good Person test which is the 10 Commandments. I also mail out letters to both the false teachers, and lost family members and friends. The gospel message that I preach emphasizes sin, hell, the coming judgment, and the cross. The gospel message of today focuses too much on grace, and ignores sin, hell, and the coming judgment. A typical gospel message by most evangelists today may mention sin or hell, but it will almost never park on those themes. According to the Bible we need to be BALANCED and preach on the negative but also the positive as in grace, and the cross.