"You shall not bear false witness...." The 9th Commandment
I've always been interested in church mission statements. They can range from typical ("to know him and make him known") to transformational ("We strive to proclaim the Good News of Christ through worship, ministry, and their outreach missions.") As I think about it I don't know if I've ever seen a church's mission statement that doesn't make evangelism a central priority in one way or another.
But, when it comes to evangelism, a mission statment can turn from big black letters on a church marquee to a little, white lie that the church is telling the community. Strike that...it's a big lie. If a church claims to be making evangelism a central priority and the people in that church are not actively sharing their faith then the mission statement of that church is not just a joke, it's a lie.
Is Your Church Lying About Evangelism? - BCNN1