Like me, many of you were raised and still minister in an environment where the Great Commission is followed by a public call to salvation at the end of every church service.
The Altar Call is such an integral part of many Evangelical churches that we feel like we’re letting God and the people down if we don’t do one every week.
I have struggled to do this effectively for my entire pastoral ministry. Some of that struggle is because I don’t have the spiritual gift of evangelism. Yet. I recognize that not having the gift of evangelism doesn’t exempt me from obeying the command to evangelize.