The winning of persons to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. From the Latin word evangelium, meaning good news or gospel, evangelism is the proclamation of the gospel to individuals and groups by preaching, teaching, and personal and family visitation. It is the seeking by the Christian to bring others into a vital personal relationship with Christ.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.