Doug Vermeulen in Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world Oct 6, 2016 · 3 min read · +300





Meets sympathetic and emotional needs.

Meets personal needs

*** Preachers of the Gospel - traveling missionaries. Anointed to bring repentance to people through presenting the goodness of God by means of the Good News of the Gospel. Has the motivation to stimulate the faith of others.

".....But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."

John 12:32

Apart from their traveling ministry, they are also needed in the local church, as they are a motivating force in the church. They will inspire others to care about the lost, too. An evangelist will put life and excitement into his sharing of the Good News. They will encourage personal evangelism, and not be too concerned about doctrine.

They have the ability to feel where people are, and identify with their need. They have the motivation to identify with, and to relieve those who are in distress, such as sinners in a crowd, and will cry and pray a lot for the lost. They want the full interest and attention of the listener, because the focus of their gift is - PEOPLE. They love people, and like teaching that is practical, needing to see visible acceptance when they talk to people, and seeing them take steps of action.

They have the capability to encourage people to grow, and have the desire to meet successfully the experiences of life. They possess the motivation to stimulate faith, and they want the personal growth of others. A strong, life related gift that tends to centre on actual experience of life. They delight in personal conferences that produce new insights.

They tend to regard truth as truth, whether it comes from the Bible or experience. They want to confirm the truth of the bible with actual experience, and can see how tribulation or trouble could produce new levels of maturity. They have to guard against the emphasis on steps of action producing a feeling that they are wanting or expecting, that the result will be that the feelings of the person are being disregarded, at this point.

Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself appointed some to be Apostles, some to be Prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers,

Hebrews 3:13 On the contrary encourage one another, day after day, so long as To-day lasts, so that not one of you may be hardened through the deceitful character of sin.

Hebrews 10:25 not neglecting--as some habitually do--to meet together, but encouraging one another, and doing this all the more since you can see the day of Christ approaching.

Luke 8:50 Jesus heard the words and said to him, "Have no fear. Only believe, and she shall be restored to life."

John 8:3 and was teaching them when the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been found committing adultery. They made her stand in the centre of the court, and they put the case to Him.

John 8:4 "Rabbi," they said, "this woman has been found in the very act of committing adultery.

Joh 8:5 Now, in the Law, Moses has ordered us to stone such women to death. But what do you say?"

John 8:6 They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.

John 8:7 When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."

John 8:8 Then He leant forward again, and again began to write on the ground.

John 8:9 They listened to Him, and then, beginning with the eldest, took their departure, one by one, till all were gone. And Jesus was left behind alone--and the woman in the centre of the court.

John 8:10 Then, raising His head, Jesus said to her, "Where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

John 8:11 "No one, Sir," she replied. "And *I* do not condemn you either," said Jesus; "go, and from this time do not sin any more."

Acts 21:8 On the morrow we left Ptolemais and went on to Caesarea, where we came to the house of Philip the Evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.

2Timothy 4:5 But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.

Weymouth Translation


An evangelist will birth a church, but cannot bring the people within the church to maturity. They must work with an Apostle who is anointed to raise up leaders in the local Church. Acts 8:5-14 shows that when Philip the evangelist had success in Samaria, that the apostles Peter and John were sent there to help Philip establish a Church.

Evangelists deliver babies, but cannot feed them properly. An evangelist working alone will think he is a failure because he is losing a lot of people because of this, and can't hold a big Church. The person he needs most is a teacher to feed his flock and a pastor to guide and love them. The last person an evangelist likes to work with is a teacher; he thinks they are too bookish and uncaring.

They, like the prophets, have a tendency to be loners, and find it difficult to accept team ministry. They need, like the other ministries, to function as part of a corporate team to achieve balance in their ministry. If they do not function connected to a local Church, then the people saved, will have nobody to help them to grow spiritually, once the evangelist has left.

Usually has somewhat of an expressive temperament, and is not overly concerned with fine detail. Is able to relate to the world's problems. Extrovert, talkative and optimistic and appealing. Free-wheeling and enthusiastic and inspires others to join.

Biblical type = Peter & Barnabas.

The pattern in the Godhead is the Son, Who speaks and takes part in actions to bring about the Will of the Father, and acts always in the interests of the family


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