|Source: Loren B. Mead, 1994, Alban Institute|
Along with the "quadrilateral" were these questions:
- (Rel./Sec.) Do we prefer to seek God in heaven of by bringing God's kingdom to earth?
- (Ind./Soc.) Do we prefer to seek out God through a personal relationship or our community?
- How do we choose to live today? How do we think we should?
- What can we learn from each other?
Too often evangelism is thought to be for extroverts or a particular brand of Christianity. While imperfect, I found this helpful in considering how each of us engage God and the world. I imagine that simply articulating for yourself how you engage makes the conversation about how you approach evangelism easier. The last thing I'll add is that I like that Mead connects "evangelism" with "live our faith." Evangelism is not simply a practice, it's a way of living as Bryan Stone did such a great job of unpacking in Evangelism After Christendom.