Monday, October 19, 2009

Evangelism 101-Find a way to share Jesus

In August we held 3 Evangelism Training sessions for members of our church, El Oasis.  One of the new church board members had received this portfolio and decided start this important ministry.  At the end of the 3rd week the students looked for practical ways to put into practice what they had learned over the previous weeks.  They were not satisfied with just learning "how" to share their faith.  They wanted to actually "do" something!

Three ministry teams were formed:
1.  Visitation--Each week visitors and people who have not attended church services will receive a phone call or a home visit by members of this team.
2.  Distribution of Literature--Every couple of weeks this team will pass out flyers and tracts in front of the church.  Hundreds of people pass by our church facilities each day and know nothing about El Oasis.  If someone wants to talk, this group is prepared to share the "good news" of Jesus Christ.
3.  Small group studies and events-These team members are using bible studies or special materials such as the book,  The Purpose Driven Life and the movie, Fireproof to share the Lord's love with friends, neighbors and relatives.

Over the next several months we hope to see many lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Our ultimate goal is to make "disciples."  Extending the Kingdom of God is not complete until new believers are instructed and incorporated into the local church.