We are called to make disciples: followers of Christ. As we faithfully do that, evangelism happens by accretion.
It is vital that we learn God and live Christ. As we live Christ, we become a light that draws others in from the dark.
Evangelism without discipleship is like making tons of babies and walking off, leaving them squalling to fend for themselves and be overtaken by the wolves of life. Evangelize, yes. But we, the church, must make sure to disciple the evangelized.
To try to disciple others without being a disciple is a façade that hurts the cause of Christ. We must continually draw near to God and learn of Him so God’s light in us is real and bright.
We never outgrow the need to be an actively growing disciple of Christ. And when we do that well, others will draw near to learn what we know, be evangelized, and become disciples that make disciples.