Street preaching is as old as the Bible itself. Street preaching has never been popular, either inside or outside the church. Open-air preaching and street evangelism has never been culturally relevant or socially acceptable. But street preaching is biblical. Below are articles that explain what street evangelism in its various forms is, and what it is not. You will find articles that will equip and encourage you to engage in street evangelism and open-air preaching. You will also find a series of street preaching tips. And you will find articles dealing with issues regarding street preaching and providing answers for those issues CARM.org Introduces a new section on Street Preaching
Sadly many within the Evangelic circle either have never been introduced to street preaching, or have a false understanding of what it really is. However, the street preaching community, by and large, is a wonderful, loving, Godly, biblical, selfless, sacrificial community of Christians.
Still there are those individuals who misrepresent and embarrass the larger community. The street preaching community is not immune to this problem. Sadly, it seems (at least on the internet) that those who carry the title “street preacher” are those who are not properly representative of the street preaching/open-air preaching community. And, more often than not, it is the unbiblical street preacher who draws the attention of the media, while leaving the biblical street preachers to deal with the consequences of their sinful representation of Christ and His Church.
The typical caricature of the street preacher is the angry man standing on a corner with a bullhorn yelling at people, calling them names, and assigning them to hell. Some other images that may come to mind are men screaming at passing women, ungodly groups holding signs that say God hates you or proclaiming the next date the world will come to an end.
We hope you will take the time to read through this new section at CARM and learn about True Biblical Street Preaching.