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Evangelism Board

A Message from Chairman Patterson:


Dr. Oliver K. Patterson, Sr.
Chairman, Evangelism Board

Christians are to go and make disciples of all nations.  This was not a suggestion but a command! We must not allow Christ’s last command to be our least concern.  We will work thorough the NBC to…

  • Promote evangelism by making it a highlighted theme at Convention meetings.

  • Make evangelism a primary focus that establishes clear evangelistic priorities.

  • Train members in 21st century methods in reaching the lost and unchurched.

  • Discipling for Evangelism  Discipling new converts to evangelize.

  • Establish an effective Evangelism Department to ensure that NBC, USA, Inc.’s member organizations have the proper tools and materials to enhance their evangelism needs.

  • Work with the Department of Christian Education to develop a model program for discipling new converts.
     
  • Develop a church planting strategy based on the Great Commission.

  • Develop Evangelism workshops around the country.

Read about our development of a new approach to Evangelism


What is Evangelism?

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” Matthew 28:19-20

The scriptural mandate of evangelism is Matt. 8:19-20, called the Great Commission.   Evangelism—  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations”—is a command to go and make disciples of all nations.   It is a two pronged enterprise.  It involves winning the lost and making disciples of those won.  (1) “baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  (2) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
 
(1) Going and witnessing, with the intent of reaching and winning the lost
(2) Making disciples of those won
 
A simple definition states that evangelism is reaching and teaching all nations. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Board of Evangelism of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. is to lead the Convention in establishing evangelism under the above definition as its primary focus and priority by establishing stratagems that will focus our planning and programming from a national plateau involving our Regions, State Conventions, District Associations and Churches toward the accomplish of the Great Commission.


Evangelism Board Leadership

Dr. Oliver K. Patterson, Sr., Chairman 
Dr. Alfred White, Vice-Chairman
Sis. Brenda Stewart, Special Assistant to the Chairman


Contact Information

Dr. Oliver K. Patterson, Sr., Chairman
P. O. Box 9326
Richmond Heights, MO  63117
Phone (314) 647-3391
Fax: (314) 647-0398
Email:  mtzionok@swbell.net


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Evangelism Board Resources

Evangelism Board Update - January 2015

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Update from the Board of Evangelism with special emphasis on a new approach to Evangelism.

Evangelism Board Report MWB 2012

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2012 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Evangelism Board Report & Program Annual Session 2012

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2012 Annual Session Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Evangelism Board News


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Week of Evangelism - April 9-13, 2012

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