Our Convictions• It is Gods desire… that every person on earth isprovided access to the Gospel of Christ and begiven an opportunity to become a disciple ofJesus Christ.– Scripture: Matthew 28:18 –20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:45 – 49; John 20: 21; Acts 1:8; Psalm 67.• As a disciple of Jesus Christ… we are responsibleto proclaim in our words (preaching andteaching) and in our actions (loving and graciousservice), the message and character of God’ssaving grace to everyone everywhere.– Scripture: Matthew 5: 13-16; Ephesians 2:10; John13:34-35.
Our Convictions Cont’d• Unity of the Body of Christ… is essential to reacha whole region and eventually the world with themessage and influence of the Gospel of Christ.– Scripture: John 17:21; John 13:34-35; Ephesians 4:3-4.• God has given us the gift of prayer… to engageHis presence and power in both our relationshipand work with Him enabling effective evangelismand discipleship.– Scripture: John 14:12–14; John 15:7; John 16:23-24
Our Vision & MissionVision• To reach everyone where they live withthe message and influence of theGospel of Jesus Christ.Mission• To equip and mobilize Christians topray for the harvest and present theGospel of Jesus Christ home-by-homethroughout the world, making disciplesin all nations.
An extraodinary Day“Look at the nations, and see! Beastonished! Be astounded! For a work is beingdone in your days that you would notbelieve if you were told.”-Habakkuk 1:5, NRSV
A Brief GlobalStatistical Summary• Over 1.5 billion homes have systematicallybeen reached in over 216 countries• More than 127 million responses have beenfollowed up with discipleship training• More than 221,000 Christ Groups (infantchurches) have been established• 2012 – 15.1 million responses followed up• PRESENTLY FOLLOWING UP 1 RESPONSEEVERY 2 SECONDS GLOBALLY
Volunteers in ActionMonthly average in 2012… 41,326 volunteers
The question is:How will the gospel message get to them?There are many methods and approaches, of course.
We can take the Gospelstrategically towhere people live
The printed word still works.• It knows no fear and does not flinch in the face ofenemies.• It never gets discouraged or angry.• It can beread in secret and at any convenient time.• It nevercompromises or changes its message.• It never tires, ableto work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week• It is willing to tellits story over and over.• Its message has no time expirylimits.• It leaps language barriers, speaking without aforeign accent.• It has no passport or visa restrictions.
A Specific Design:Literature we have use around the world leadsto a point of decision…A decision to follow Christ…Or a decision to ask more questions about Him.
• REACH every home in your neighbourhood• RAISE the profile of your church• RESOURCE your members to share Christ
What Is Finding The Hope?A Saturation Evangelism Strategy• Places the message in every home• Partners with churches and individuals• Produces high-quality, unique gospelbooklets
What Is Finding The Hope?A Saturation Evangelism Strategy• Personal visits where possible• Mail to every home otherwise• Personal witnessing• Street or focus areas
What Is Finding The Hope?A Strategy That Is FlexibleAccording To• Individual churches• Groups of churches• Geography• Timing• The local situation
Core Elements:Fervent Prayer• Congregational prayer mobilization• Personal prayer resources• Every Home for Christ’sinternational prayer network
Core Elements:Creative Literature• Mailing envelope• Introductory letter andresponse card• Gospel booklet• Reply envelope• Follow-up discipleship book
Core Elements:Evangelism And Follow-Up Websitewww.FindingTheHope.com
Core Elements:Multi-Faceted Follow-Up Including• A letter of encouragement• 7 Days with Jesus follow-up study guide• Information to assist in making contact withparticipating local churches• A link to the full text of the New Testament,readable online• Information about resources for spiritual growth• 7-Day Prayer Guides
Optional Tools for awareness: Include• Customizable pre-campaign and post-campaigndoor hangers• Customizable campaign postcards• Customizable newspaper advertisements• Digital website advertisements forFinding The Hope• Finding The Hope banner design files• Finding The Hope bulletin inserts
What EHC OffersParticipating Churches• Multi-channel communications strategy• Coaching process in close partnership• Key elements of process• Campaign budget planning• Creative design and resource templates• Harvest follow-up coordination (to context)
What LocalCongregations Can Do• Announce upcoming campaigns to build public awareness• Where possible, conduct home-to-home visits and ask if bookletswere received• Signal church involvement in campaign advertisements• Hold special events/seminars using the campaign theme,providing opportunity for connecting with participating churches• Continue to use the www.FindingTheHope.com website as anongoing resource for evangelism and follow-up• Any other creative ideas
What Church LeadersAre Saying“Every Home for Christ has provided us with very practical,relevant, inexpensive and fantastic tools to reach a denselypopulated neighborhood of all faith, economic, and socialbackgrounds.”“Finding The Hope has given us an incredible opportunity tohave a lasting impact on our community and it has impactedthe life of our church as well!”“The whole process helped our congregation pray togetherlike we had not before … and has helped us look outsideourselves … to think and care more about those we weremailing to.”
“A strategic endeavor to sow the message of lifeand hope in Jesus Christ in every home in this city.”“Finding the Hope campaigns are about reachinglost people with the Gospel, revealing what localchurches believe about the love of God for theircommunity, and resourcing individual Christiansso that they might share their faith with others.”
WHAT IT DOES:GIVES – the people in every home an opportunity toknow who Jesus is and how to experienceHis transforming life, and connect with alocal church.GIVES – churches the opportunity to work togetherin unity as they pray and sow the seed of theGospelof Christ in every home in their community.GIVES – Christians the opportunity toactively participate Christ’s Great Rescue Mission
GIVES – Churches the opportunityfor ongoing outreach/follow-upin a given community.
“… Pray that the Master’s Word will simply takeoff and race through the country to a ground-swell of response…”- 2 Thessalonians 3:1, The MessageThank You !
Contact UsA Finding The Hope outreach begins with anindividual or church with a passion to reach everyhome in their community with the good news oflife and hope in Jesus Christ.For more information on how you can be a part ofthis venture of faith, contact us:ONLINE: www.EHC.ca/HOPEEMAIL: email@example.comPHONE: Exit code + 1-519-837-2010MAIL: PO Box 3636, Guelph ON N1H 7S2