This is the final post on The Master Plan of Evangelism. It has been great for me to re-read this book. I firmly believe we can be used of God to change the world by taking the “Master’s plan” and making it our ministry. The epilogue of The Master Plan of Evangelism is entitled “The Master and Your Plan”. The world is looking for someone to follow. Will you pour your life into another who can go out to make a difference. Make “The Master’s plan” your plan! I end this series with a question my mentor asks, “Where is the guy that you are training?” Here is a final snippet from the book…
What is the plan of your life? Everyone has to live by some plan. The plan is the organizing principle around which the aim of life is carried out. We may not be conscious of the plan in every action, or even know that we have a plan, but nonetheless our actions invariably unfold some kind of a pattern at the center of things.
When we actually get right down to it and try to see our objective and how we are going about to achieve it, what we discover may not be very satisfying. But an honest appraisal should cause us all to be more concerned for our calling, at least for those who believe Jesus’ way is the rule by which every action should be tested.
It might well be that some cherished plans of our own making may have to be redirected or perhaps abandoned altogether. Equally agonizing may be the adjustment of the congregation to the Master’s view of the ministry. In all probability our whole concept of success will have to be reevaluated. Nevertheless, if the principles outlined here have any validity at all, they should be understood as guidelines for action. It is only as they are applied to the everyday work of living now that they have any real significance for our lives. To regard them as true means that they must be relevant.
Coleman, R. E. (2006). The master plan of evangelism (pp. 99–100). Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.