Evangelistic Centers

Institutions designed for big-city evangelism through multiple methods. The program of a center includes youth meetings, welfare activities, cooking schools, and other health education programs, regular weekly public evangelistic services, Bible classes, and usually a reading room. Often a church organization is connected with an evangelistic center, and regular Sabbath services are conducted. The supreme object of evangelistic centers is soul winning. Goodwill and pleasing public relations are maintained while every possible method and program in approaching the minds of men with the gospel of Jesus Christ are being employed. Limited availability and high rentals of halls in large metropolitan areas, as well as the need for multiphase programs reaching mind, body, and spirit, led to the e...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.