What is evangelization? Why is it important?

Evangelization is bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to those around us. Jesus himself commanded us to evangelize. The Church exists to give witness to the Gospel. All around us are people who have never heard that God loves them and desires abundant life for them. They need to hear this good news. There are also people who received sacraments or grew up in faithful homes who have now stopped coming to church or stopped participating in their faith. Evangelization is for them, too.