Sorry for the nearly incoherant random thoughts…
Any evangelistic effort that does not include catechesis and baptism is not evangelism. It is an open door to heresy and shallow Christianity!
I also firmly oppose the popular idea of “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” Yeah, I know what St Francis was talking about, but the True Gospel can only expressed with words.
Law—> Gospel—> Catechesis—> Baptism. Is there really any other way?
Law without Gospel—> Legalism and eventual burn-out
Gospel without Law—> Shallow Christians
Evangelism without Catechesis—> Immature Christians
Evangelism without Baptism—> Christians without Assurance
You have spoken the truth, Jason! Excellent words to reflect upon.