Over the last 5 years, our church has been on a fantastic journey of re-prioritizing what’s important to Jesus – Evangelism.
No more excuses as to why we don’t or won’t !!
Julian Batchelor has been an active front line evangelist in N.Z. for over 30 years. He challenged me with some very pointed questions.
1 ] Do you graph attendance in church? Yes
2 ] Do you graph finance in church? – Yes
3 ] Do you graph great commission productivity? No
What’s more important to Jesus?
Hmm this is true!
Since then we have graphed great commission productivity
EACH SUNDAY AS YOU WALK INTO CHURCH IF YOU WERE ACTIVE IN EVANGELISM OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS PLEASE
RECORD THIS AT OUR EVANGELISM TABLE SO WE CAN QUANTIFY OUR GREAT COMMISSION PRODUCTIVITY.
BIBLE IN 11 CARDS :
We encourage everyone in our church family to take some of these cards home every Sunday [ we always have them in the main foyer ] and make it a priority to give them out or leave them somewhere. Simply by doing this you will be spreading or proclaiming the Words of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you leave it somewhere you are spreading the Gospel as if someone picks it up and watches the biblein11.com website they get a clear presentation of the Gospel. If you show them the presentation on your smartphone or spend an hour or two going through the Gospel then you are proclaiming the Gospel.
Multi-Media Gospel Presentation: www.biblein11.com
An Introduction to the Christian Faith: The 10 Day Challenge
A youtube video Interview with Ps Bruce
on why Evangelism is Crucial
At Napier Elim Church we believe that Evangelism is a top priority to the new testament church in line with Jesus Great Commission in Matthew 28 v 19 – 20.
Our Evangelism Goal: That 100% of our people would be actively spreading or proclaiming the words of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at least once a week.
We have an Evangelism Connect Group that meets monthly for training and equipping of believers every 2nd Saturday from 10am to 12noon. This event is hosted by Kevin Simpson our Evangelist leader.
The 6 Step Process of Evangelism
– Sowing is the ONLY step that is actually Evangelism
– All the other steps are a crucial part of the Evangelism Process
THE 6 STEPS OF HOW TO GET ACTIVATED INTO EVANGELISM :
Step 1 ) Catch the Spark
Only God can do this. Desperately seek Him for His heart for the lost. If He doesn’t give you His heart for the lost you will never have a heart for lost people or ever Catch the Spark.
Once you have Caught the Spark then be honest about which step you are at. Set a goal that in the next 6 months you will move 1 Step forward in being Activated.
One thing we have seen is that when people set this goal and regularly evangelise from the step they are at as they get bored with the step they are at within about 6 months and want to move on to a fresh step and challenge.
If you are regularly at step 2 it will take you about 2 years to get regularly to step 6 and that’s the growth process into Active and Regular Evangelism that is crucial for every new testament believer to be engaged in.
Great Evangelism Websites:
Evangelism Strategies International – [ E.S.I. ]
HOW TO LEAD SOMEONE TO JESUS CHRIST OR HOW TO COMMIT YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST