How to Do Personal Evangelism

Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

What should evangelism look like in the 21s century? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Kimberly Reisman explains that though evangelism is always contextual, it can and should be defined by our posture before others.

Here, Kimberly uses the metaphor of embrace and highlights 4 components of what this might look like in personal evangelism today: 1) opening your arms, 2) waiting, 3) closing your arms, and, 4) opening your arms again.

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Kimberly Reisman is an author, pastor, teacher and theologian serving as Executive Director of World Methodist Evangelism of the World Methodist Council. Prior to beginning at WME, Kim served in local churches, as Executive Director of Next Step Evangelism and General Editor for She is a frequent speaker, focusing on evangelism, spiritual formation, women's ministries, leadership development and the intersection between faith and culture. Kim is an elder in the United Methodist Church and has written numerous books, most recently, The Christ-Centered Woman: Finding Balance in a World of Extremes (2013, Abingdon Press). Kim is also an Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and The School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.