In my work lately, I've been reintroduced to the following word: soul-winner.
Soul-winner is a noun. It apparently is meant to describe an "effective" evangelist. An example of its possible usage in a sentence is: Billy Graham is a great soul-winner, because he has led thousands to the Lord.
This word troubles me...Exactly how many conversions must I oversee before I can be called a soul-winner? And is it still evangelism if I preach the gospel and they reject the message? If this happens, do I lose soul-winner points? Do I have to maintain a certain soul-winner batting average? I wonder if there is soul-winner club that I'd get invited to join?
What ever happened to the work of the Holy Spirit in all of this?!
In the end, I think that Paul would agree with my complaint against the idea of soul-winner. Paul writes to the Corinthians: I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6-7