By Josť H. Cortes Jr., Ivan L. Williams, Sr.

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Nothing relevant will happen until we start doing as Jesus did when He walked this earth.

For years, we have been the church of the message. In our evangelism, we have emphasized telling the world about our faith, but is it possible we have lost the art of showing the world what our faith looks like? And if we have, can the past be redeemed? Can we reboot the gospel?

In this second book of the Multiply series, pastors write about their experiences with evangelism and baptism. You will hear them share how mingling with people, desiring their good, showing them sympathy, and meeting their needs have produced results for the kingdom.

Only Christ’s method, showing and telling, can effectively evangelize our communities.

What does it mean to adopt Christ’s method in winning people to Jesus? Baptize will inspire your ministry in three key areas:

    • Reaching 
    • Reclaiming 
    • Retaining

People want us to love them, they need hope for the present and the future, and they must know that we care about them. This includes—but is not limited to—their spiritual lives. The transforming gospel needs to be seen, felt, and experienced by the individuals and families you serve.

Prayerfully think about evangelism as you read these amazing stories. Take some time to talk with your congregation about practical ways to reach, reclaim, and retain the people in your community. “Go and make disciples... I am with you always” (Matthew 28:19, 20, NIV).


Richie Halversen • Hector Caban • Roger Hernandez • Roger Walter • Dan and Jacob Serns • John T. Boston II • Lucious Hall • Jesse Wilson • Hiram Rester • Fismed Omar • Elizabeth Talbot • Alanzo Smith • Arnaldo Cruz • David Klinedinst • Carlton P. Byrd • Melanie Cruz • Claudio and Pam Consuegra • Joanne Cortes • Tony Liriano