All evangelism is important but all evangelism is not equal. There is a difference between a church having an evangelistic invitation (e.g., altar call) during a worship gathering and a church sending members to share the gospel with unreached people groups. Yet, most people would say both of these churches are evangelistic.
(Food for thought: While gospel proclamation occurred when the first century churches gathered (1 Cor 14:24-25), most of the evangelistic activities in the New Testament occurred in the highways and hedges of the communities.)
All evangelism is important but all evangelism is not equal. There is a difference between a church teaching members to be evangelistic in their offices, schools, and neighborhoods (generally, meaning reaching people of the same cultural identities as themselves) and a church teaching members to share the gospel with the 1st generation Yemeni living across town.
Cross-cultural disciple making should be the highest priority for us–regardless of our race, ethnicity, and nationality. The 5 billion remain. The 3200 unengaged-unreached people groups remain–including the 348 in North America (just in case we forgot about them).
What does evangelism look like for you and your church?
Maybe we should stop asking if a church is an evangelistic church and start asking about the kind of evangelism she is doing.