|dc.contributor.author||Oostenbrink, Johann Wilhelm||
|dc.description||Thesis (ThM)--PU vir CHO, 1994||
|dc.description.abstract||Small group evangelism is examined as a complementary method to
one-to-one evangelism and mass evangelism. This is a relational
method of evangelism using small group dynamics in a biblical
manner to evangelise unbelievers and assimilate new believers.
On the basis of research on God's revelation in Biblical history
and exegetical study it was concluded that (1) God's acts of
redemption are usually not limited to individuals, but normally
include people in primary groups; (2) people often come to faith
in groups; and (3) believers cannot truly experience and act out
their faith without having fellowship with other believers.
Biblically, there seems to be sound fundaments on which to base
small group evangelism.
AS subject of evangelism the small group has the potential to
motivate and equip members for evangelism, to activate and coordinate
spiritual gifts and ministries for multi-dimensional
service to each other and the unbeliever, and to be a magnetic
force which draws unbelievers to Christ and his church.
Evangelism should also be directed at people in primary groups as
the object of ministry. By this the covenantal and collective
dimensions of God's work of redemption is given its rightful
place in evangelism.
The use of the small group and its relational context is an
effective way to assimilate and nurture new believers as part of
the local church.
In order to make small group evangelism part of an overall
strategy of the ministry of the local church, it is essential
that as many members as possible should function as part of small
groups. However, it is of great importance that effective church
leadership and control should be exercised.||
|dc.publisher||Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education||
|dc.title||Kleingroepevangelisering in die stad||afr