This sort of evangelism frustrates me, and it seems that I’m not the only one – have a look at what David Bosch says:
“An evangelism which separates people from their context views the world not as a challenge but as a hindrance, devalues history and has eyes only for the ‘spiritual’ or ‘nonmaterial aspects of life’ (H. Lindsell) is spurious. The same is true of an evangelism which couches conversion only in micro-ethical terms, such as regular church attendance, abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, and daily Bible reading and prayer, or limits the evangelistic message to an offer of release from loneliness, peace of mind, and success in what we undertake. In fact, much so-called evangelism, it appears, aims at satisfying rather than transforming people.” (Transforming Mission, p.417)
Here’s my take on evangelism: Evangelism is about calling on rebellious (all) people to repent of a life of autonomy, ask for forgiveness in Christ, and live with Jesus as their king in their own context now and forevermore, in accordance with the scriptures.