In Acts 11:22-26 we see a biblical model for evangelism, and a challenge for our time: Barnabas travelled to Antioch under the authority of the Jerusalem Church, where he saw evidence of the grace of God already at work.
He went to Tarsus, found an evangelist, Saul (Paul), who had the gifts that Antioch needed. Together they returned to Antioch, and as they worked in partnership with the local believers, a great number of people came to the Lord.
Today there are many places in the world like ancient Antioch. GoodWORD strives to bring local vision and international evangelists together to creatively reach a community for Christ, using our years of experience in international evangelism.
Our Five Commitments:
GoodWORD is also dedicated to these five commitments, patterned after the integrity that marked Billy Graham’s ministry:
- We work with recognized Christian evangelists of integrity.
- The local church takes primary responsibility for ministry and local funding.
- We partner local and international evangelists—a biblical model of evangelism for an increasingly interconnected world (Acts 11:19-26).
- We ensure that deeds of compassion accompany evangelism efforts (Acts 2:42-47)
- We ensure that training and equipping coincide with evangelism efforts (Acts 2:42-47).