Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
The Lord does expect every Christian to be a faithful witness. It is also true that he that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30). Hence, many churches claim and pride themselves as soul-winning churches.
Notwithstanding, there are some organized “soul winning” activities out there that are nothing more than a front to solicit financial support. Such soliciting may come in the form of pictures of recipients, usually children, of gospel tracts holding up the tracts happily as though they have received some candies. They will plead and beg to be supported for their “effort” without which, these poor sinners are going to hell. They work on your emotions and perhaps, such actions could be classified as emotional or spiritual blackmails. Of course some financial begging come in the form of praying for these needs to be met and so on.
I know of many missionaries who have been quietly preaching the gospel of Christ faithfully over the years and they do not brag about the results and beg for support all the time whenever they send out their reports. They know full well that serving the Lord in the vineyard could mean some may water while others may reap the harvest. Some are doing the gospel work the biblical way and others are doing it with some other motives in mind. Some insist that we must be doing it their way or the highway, especially concerning street-preaching. So if you don’t street-preach, you are not spiritual. But they won’t want to try to street preach on the streets in Mecca. Some think that the whole world revolves around America and it is their church model that is correct but under scrutiny from the New Testament, it is nothing further than the truth. So it is not unusual for local churches to organize soul-winning activities.
I remember about twenty years ago during some soul-winning activities where the leaders went around asking participants to state the number of souls God would give them by faith that day and verify the figure at the end of the day to see whether their faith had been actualized or realized. It is just like the faith-promise scam. These kinds of faith-scams are found in abundance in the last day church age. In fact, anyone can be an evangelist. This is particularly true if you happen to be an NLP practitioner. If you don’t believe this, google for some videos on how people can be converted and unconverted almost at will. You could become not only a “Great Soul Winner”, you could also make yourself a tidy fortune by selling MLM products or insurance to your target audience if you care to master the techniques some of these professionals possess.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15