ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced Thursday, Jan. 27, that more than 50,000 people had, through the Who’s Your One evangelism campaign, represented their commitment to pray for and share the Gospel with at least one person by placing their “one” on the Who’s Your One map.
“I’ve been extremely motivated to help Southern Baptists make ‘the main thing, the main thing’ again,” said Johnny Hunt, NAMB’s senior vice president of evangelism and leadership, referring to evangelism as the main thing. “The best thing you can ever do for someone is share the Gospel with them, and Southern Baptists work together to see that the Gospel makes its way to the ends of the earth.”
NAMB launched the Who’s Your One campaign in 2019 in conjunction with J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and then-president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The focus of the campaign is to help churches encourage those in their congregations to focus intentionally on sharing the Gospel with at least one person they know.
During live events – like the Who’s Your One Tour – and in other venues where NAMB’s evangelism team has been teaching, people have been encouraged to submit the first name of their one at whosyourone.com. As of today (Feb. 2) the number has reached nearly 52,000 commitments.
Since the launch of the campaign, thousands of churches have begun implementing Who’s Your One in some form or fashion in their churches. NAMB has distributed more than 32,000 Who’s Your One evangelism kits to pastors and church leaders to help their congregations emphasize evangelism. And NAMB has been sharing stories on social media of churches that have seen a greater focus on evangelism as a result.
“We started Who’s Your One with a vision of seeing more churches and believers reach their communities,” Hunt said. “Every year, we know that too many Southern Baptist churches fail to reach and baptize even one new Christian. It’s been my prayer and passion to see more churches catch a fire for evangelism and reach those who need Jesus.”
NAMB’s Who’s Your One Tour resumes in March in Illinois with nine stops across the United States on the calendar for this year, and NAMB continues offering free evangelism kits and other resources to pastors.
This article was written by Brandon Elrod, writer for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). It was published on baptistpress.com.