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It seems I may have misunderstood the question but your response may have clarified it.
I agree with you that evangelism is not a means to market the church. Some believers go out for evangelism and their target is to bring other believers to attend their local assembly not minding that the believer is already committed to their own local assembly. This is not a sign of brotherly love and it is definitely not the purpose of evangelism.
As you have also pointed out, some “evangelists” use the gospel to threaten people hoping they would repent at the scare of death. The unbeliever is already dead spiritually. It is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance (Romans 2:4) not threats and emotional blackmail.
Evangelism has to be a lifestyle and not an event. Proverbs 11:30 describes this as wisdom. While the church may organise special days for group evangelism, each individual should recognise that it is wisdom to intentionally reconcile men to God on a regular basis.
The gospel is good news and must be presented in this way. If it condemns the sinner rather than their sin, it is not good news. If it convicts the sinner of their sin and brings them to the knowledge of their need for life, then the job has been done.

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