The evangelical world has experienced a gospel craze over the decade, a renewed emphasis on church planting, and a revitalization of expositional preaching. We should be grateful and excited to live in such an era. However, sometimes even these principles can live in abstraction instead of reality.
The truth is, though, that fruitfulness in evangelism — which should be the norm for the Christian life — is non-negotiable for church planting. Further, it’s easy to over-estimate how often we are “doing the work of an evangelist” as Paul exhorted Timothy in 2nd Timothy 4:5. Think through this “Witness Cardiogram” as a check up.