In his book The Next Christians, Gabe Lyons talks about how the “next Christians” are treating evangelism:
The focus on savvy outreach methods and persuasive skills goes away. Outsiders aren’t seen as commodities to be recruited, reached, or proselytized. They are treated as valued creations of God, possessing His image and seeing their goodness affirmed wherever it shines through. By recovering the Gospel, the next Christians are befriending people through authentic relationships where love is the only agenda. They trust God to work in outsiders’ lives when He’s ready, using their unconditional love, grace, and acceptance as the basis.
- Gabe Lyons