“The task of the church is not to develop its own programs but to respond to the mission of God, participating in that mission. We can recover the essence of the mission of the church as understood within the concept ofMissio Dei, an expression that says mission derives from the very nature of God, and the missionary initiative comes from God alone. God invites persons and churches to participate in God's initiative. This response is expressed through commitment and seeking God's guidance in the fulfillment of that mission.” (Baptist World Alliance, July 2012)
They rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest… (Isaiah 9:3)
“To achieve success… it is essential to concentrate superior force, moral or material, …at the decisive time and place. Concentration does not necessarily imply a massing of forces, but rather having them so disposed as to be able to unite to deliver the decisive blow when and where required...”
October 7, 2012 goals?
A four week goals? attendance campaign (with four preparation weeks) with an evangelistic thrust. The basic techniques that make Friend Day successful:
Each member brings one friend...no need to confront strangers.
Organized, easy-to-do follow up provides a personal touch that will bring back visitors...again and again.
Proven to double attendance on Friend Day in most churches, more than double in some.
Proper follow-up maintains higher than normal attendance afterward.
(Together we Plan our Friend Day)
Sept.9: What Is a Friend?
Sept.16 : How to Be a Friend.
Sept. 23: Bring Out the Best in Your Friend.
Sept. 30: How to Be a Friend of God.
Sunday, October 7, 2012 goals?
We can do this if everyone catches a vision, coordinates efforts, and is willing to try to reach out to prospective and returning church members.