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Evangelism Strategy for 2012

Evangelism Strategy for 2012



What is your church's evangelism strategy for 2012? EvangelismCoach looks at three possible strategic directions.

What is your church's evangelism strategy for 2012? EvangelismCoach looks at three possible strategic directions.



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    • Evangelism Strategies for 2012 EvangelismCoach.org
    • Where we are going today• I promise I’ll give you good stuff.• I will show you possible steps to start moving.• And all in about 60 minutes?1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 2
    • What to Expect• I’ll make an offer at the end• I don’t want you to invest in it unless I fulfill my promise today – to give you implementable strategies.• Sound fair?1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 3
    • What Could Happen?• One church plant – Miserable results with expensive direct mail. – Under 20 people.• Changed strategy – 3 baptisms in 6 months. – New members.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 4
    • What Could Happen?• My church – No financial backing – Parachute church planter. – No worship team.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 5
    • What Could Happen• Results of intentional strategy – Grew from 4 to nearly 70 in two years – 18 Baptisms last year – Still no worship team.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 6
    • Strategies I Have Used• Direct Mail • Open Air Evangelism• Servant Evangelism • Tract Distribution• Launch a new service • New Member Classes• Church Planting • Alpha• Relationship Evangelism • Door to Door• Block Parties / VBS • Dramas and Mimes1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 7
    • Caveats• People need Jesus• God’s sovereign• No strategy template• One size doesn’t fit all.• Best ways may not work elsewhere.• Specific callings lead to ministry expressions1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 8
    • ARE YOU READY TO TALK STRATEGY?1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 9
    • Evangelism Goals• Matthew 9:35-10:20• Acts 1:8• Set direction for planning• Measurable – “About 3000 were added that day”• Flexible – “The Spirit of Jesus would not let them”1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 10
    • Personal Evangelism Worship Experience Community Engagement1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 11
    • Area 1: Personal Evangelism
    • Preparing Evangelists• Equip people to share their faith 1-1 in the course of their life.• Intentional training• Practical experience.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 13
    • Prepare EvangelistsStyle Curriculum Examples• Confrontational • WOTM / EE / Tracts• Analytical • Jesus Among Other Gods• StoryTelling • 3 Story / The Net• Relational • Just Walk Across The Room• Invitational • Sermon Series / Events• Servant • Overflow1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 14
    • My own Curriculum• Fear Free Evangelism 5 CD Set – www.FearFreeEvangelism.com• Hybrid – Relational / Contact / Missional – Conversational1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 15
    • Strategy Steps• Research and Pick a curriculum• Form a group and do it.• Debrief your experiences.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 16
    • Example of Relational Evangelism• Quit going to bible studies all the time.• Build at least 3 new relationships this year.• Pray for at least 6 names of people I want to know the Lord.• Learn a gospel presentation.• Learn about cooperation with Holy Spirit.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 17
    • Example: Personal Goals• Read at least 3 books on personal evangelism• Participate in a evangelism group• Pray daily for those who do not know Christ.• Learn a basic evangelism gospel script.• Spend time “doing life” with people• Look for the daily opportunities to have 1 conversation• Review your day to see if you missed an opportunity• Journal your evangelism conversations to reflect and learn.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 18
    • Pastor and Personal Evangelism• Grow in personal evangelism skills• Lead staff and other leaders in their growth.• Pray for the community and the lost• Build your own authentic relationships• Include the gospel in more sermons.• Personal Coaching1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 19
    • Check-in• Is this the kind of information you are looking for? If so, say something in the Q&A box or comment box. . .1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 20
    • Personal Evangelism Worship Experience Community Engagement1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 21
    • Area 2: Worship Experience Come and See
    • Worship Centered• Getting people into your church• Connecting people to your fellowship• Freeing people to serve – In the church – In the community – In their place of work1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 23
    • Ways to Measure• Numbers of Conversions• Number of Adult baptisms.• Members having conversations with unchurched people.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 24
    • Ways to Measure• People bringing others / First time guests• % increase in small group / class attendance• X Evangelistic Outreaches• Praying for unchurched• X new Volunteers joyfully serving1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 25
    • Possible Measurable Goals• 10 adult Baptisms• 20 new people connected and serving• 20% increase in worship attendance1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 26
    • Support Implications• Training in Personal Evangelism• Hospitality Ministry• Children’s Ministry• Facilities1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 27
    • Connection Implications• Getting that repeat visit• New member receptions• New member classes• Where can a newcomer plug in quickly?• Emotional Engagement – a place to serve1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 28
    • Marketing Implications• Marketing• Facebook pages• Website and communications• Positive word of mouth in social networks1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 29
    • Worship Implications• Sermon Series Planning.• Connected to life and community needs• Regular gospel sharing during sermons.• Comeback events.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 30
    • Example: 10 Baptisms and Easter• Easter Sermon Planning• Post Easter Sermon Series• How will we find those people to come?• How will we motivate invitations?• Are we ready to welcome and receive visitors?• Do we have places for newcomers to connect within a few weeks?1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 31
    • Possible Hospitality Strategy Steps• Conduct a Hospitality Review• Launch a Greeters Ministry• Setup a welcome center• Hold new greeter training• Get 75% of connection cards.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 32
    • Check-in• Is this the kind of information you are looking for? If so, say something in the Q&A box or comment box. . .1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 33
    • Personal Evangelism Worship Experience Community Engagement1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 34
    • Area 3: Community Engagement Go
    • Community Engagement• Finding the heart for the community• Launching ministries to engage the community.• Conversations while serving1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 36
    • Possible Strategy Steps• Come and see – Vacation Bible Schools – Block Parties – Special Events – Prayer Stations1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 37
    • Possible Strategy Steps• Go and tell – Prayer Walks – Missional Communities – Issue oriented ministries1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 38
    • Sample Putting it TogetherUnder 100 Members 100-300 Members• Two outreach events • Four outreach events• Two evangelism trainings • Qtrly evangelism training• Launch a prayer ministry • Community Outreach • Evangelism Teams Over 300 Members • Six outreach events • Qtrly evangelism trainings • Community Ministries • Evangelistic Teams1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 39
    • Have I delivered• 3 areas of focus to start planning• 6 different styles and matching studies• Possible strategy steps in each area1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 40
    • A possible next step• 4 month coaching program for your church – Monthly phone call with me for your team – Personal evangelism or hospitality teams – Handouts and resources – MP3s of each phone call for reference.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 41
    • Personal Evangelism Over 4 months• A usable strategy for a small group• Accountable to implementing evangelism• Grow in personal skills• Based on my conversational model1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 42
    • Church Hospitality over 4 months• Identify unnecessary barriers to visitors• Find and recruit volunteers• 12 months of suggested actions• Conduct an audit• Discuss and plan your own implementation1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 43
    • Limited Offer• Limit of 10 before I create a waiting list.• Not sure when I’ll offer this again.• Great time to start getting your strategy in gear.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 44
    • Why?• Develop action plan over the next 4 months.• Focus on particular evangelism practices• Develop next step lists• Short term – enough to get going.• Changes you can see.• I’m available to your team, 1-1.• Books are strong on theory, not on steps.1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 45
    • If you want this 4 month program http://www.EvangelismCoach.org/deal1/18/2012 EvangelismCoach.org 46