by Laurie Nichols
Three years ago we had the privilege of launching the Evangelvision blog. Since that time we have seen more than 100,000 people visit the site. With a niche topic like evangelism, well, we think that’s pretty good. We have worked to create pieces that would be both timely and timeless–posts that would either encourage or equip–often, both.
As we start year three, we knew it was time for a change. A new name, a new look, a new structure. We continue to welcome an exceptionally wonderful group of bloggers, and this year have added eight new bloggers to our roster–Paco Amador, Scott Bessenecker, Carrie Boren Headington, Sam Kim, Kim Reisman, Ann Sullivan, Sandra Van Opstal, and JR Woodward. Check out the full list of 44 Gospel Life bloggers here.
Why the name change? Well, because we believe evangelism is full-bodied and includes the whole life. A Gospel Life is one that centers on the person and work of Jesus. It is grounded in an authentic relationship and love for Jesus Christ and it is reflected in a selfless, life-giving, outward love for others. A Gospel Life includes numerous characteristics, beliefs, and out-workings. Read more here about what those are and why the name change.
This year we will also be tailoring posts to make them more searchable and user-friendly. We will work around 12 main series and 6 main topics–culture and marketplace, diverse faiths, justice, local churches, generations, and general tips.
Also, today we launched a new YouTube channel that is specifically geared towards helping leaders in various sectors to develop a lifestyle of evangelism. Subscribe to the channel today and view our launch series by clicking here. It is in partnership with Q Place.
Laurie Fortunak Nichols is editor of the Gospel Life blog. She is also director of communications at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and managing editor for Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ). Not given the gift of evangelism, Laurie is continually seeking ways to encourage like-gifted Christians to share the wonder of Jesus to those in darkness.