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FAITH IS NOT BELIEVING GOD CANFAITH IS KNOWING THAT HE WILL! Launch Date: 9/16-17/2013 (HLBC) CONTENT: 1- Prayer – Biblical Praying2- Visitor/Guest Friendly Church3- Authentic Evangelistic VBC4- Start a New Community Ministry5- Outreach Visitation6- Relational Discipleship
TIME LINE1- When do we start promotion?2- When do we train?3- When & how do we launch? 2014-20151- GPS Strategy – Servant Evangelism2- Church Baptism Goal – 1 more than ever before3- Process: GPS + Partners in the Harvest HOW IT WORKS …
PRAYER – BIBLICAL PRAYINGGetting Church Ready for the Harvest Pray in the Holy Spirit Pray for Workers for the Field Prepare the Sower: Holiness & Faith Check-up Pray Persistently for the Soil: Person by Person (RESOURCES)
VISITOR/GUEST FRIENDLY CHURCH(Hebrews 13:2) Two Facts to Consider1- Your church cannot grow without guests!2- Your church cannot grow if your guests don’t come back! Getting Ready for Company(What is the difference between a GUEST & a VISITOR?)
ON THE OUTSIDE What Happens in the 1st 10 Minutes? 1- Your Church Campus 2- Parking Lot/Guest Parking 3- Your Greeters Transitioning Your Guests
ON THE INSIDE The Welcome/Information Center The Nursery Acknowledging Guests during Worship How to make Your Guests Feel Valued
AUTHENTIC EVANGELISTIC VBS Enlist a VBS Prayer Team Enlisting VBS Workers1- Have a VBS Sunday in March2- Recruit your Leaders Face-to-Face3- Allow for Different Levels of Commitment4- Train Your Teachers
THE VBS EVANGELISM STRATEGY A- How to Promote VBS Inside/Outside the Church B- How to Recruit Students Inside/Outside the Church C- How to Follow-up
1- Follow-up begins during VBS 2- Make every VBS Team Member Responsible for Evangelism & Follow-up 3- Involve Your S.S. Teachers 4- Provide Follow-up Training PLAN POST VBS EVENTS 1- To Celebrate New Decisions 2- To Involve New Prospects
START AN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY (Getting Outside the Church’s Walls) Putting Good Will with the Good News: 1-Creates Good Will in the Community 2-Enhances the Church’s Image 3-Offers Hope to the Hopeless 4-Loves People into the Kingdom
START AN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY (INASMUCH DAY) What It Is What It Does How to Implement an INASMUCH DAY (Resources Available)
Look upward Look around Look up…. Look out…. Look forward…. Look after…. OUTREACH VISITATION (MY HOPE) Invite…. Watch…. Share…. Ask…. Millions of people have done it. So can you!
RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS Make Jesus the Priority How to Understand the Bible Spend Time in Prayer Build Healthy Relationships Go Tell Others