Christianity is built on a message: the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and rose from the dead three days later. After his resurrection, the risen Lord Jesus commanded his disciples to proclaim the name of God in the world for the sake of all nations and God’s glory among them. This is the Great Commission, and it is the church’s great task. Essential Reading on Evangelism is a collection of essays drawn from Southern Equip, a service of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary that extends faculty training beyond the classroom to equip ministers of the gospel for more faithful service. This book calls all Christians to take the gospel message not only to the ends of the earth, but to their friends, neighbors, and coworkers.