There is a growing body of evidence in church growth research, as well as in the practical experience of pastors and church leaders, to make the following somewhat startling observation: Many current evangelism methods are, at best, irrelevant to church growth…and, at worse, are inhibiting the effective outreach of well-meaning Christians and churches.
Arn, C. (2007). Evangelism or Disciple-making?. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 18(3), 13-22. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol18/iss3/3