Evangelism Strategies Training-Michigan


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Evangelism, Servant Evangelism, Servanthood Evangelism, Community Service, Acts of Kindness

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Evangelism Strategies Training-Michigan

  1. 1. Evangelism is Like Playing <ul><li>… Golf </li></ul>
  2. 2. A GREAT Golfer… <ul><li>… Uses All 14 Clubs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Effective Evangelism in MI <ul><li>Servant Evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelistic Block Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Canning Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Evangelism </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Servant Evangelism?
  6. 6. Dear God, If you are real and if you are there, send people who know you to Dad and me. -Jared
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>open the hearts of the spiritually lost, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>penetrate an increasing pagan society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and give Christians the confidence that they can make a difference. </li></ul></ul>We need an evangelism strategy that will…
  8. 8. We call this: Servant Evangelism
  9. 9. Kindness is a language in which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand. -C.N. Bovee
  10. 10. Biblical Application <ul><li>“ . . . God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.” </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 2:4 (RSV) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Biblical Application <ul><li>“ ..the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve…” </li></ul><ul><li>“… Behold, I say to you, lift your eyes to the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Servant Evangelism is . . . <ul><li>. . . intentionally sharing Christ by modeling biblical servanthood. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is Servant Evangelism? <ul><li>Servant Evangelism is a combination of simple acts of kindness and intentional personal evangelism. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Definition <ul><li>Demonstrating the kindness of God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Definition <ul><li>Demonstrating the kindness of God… </li></ul><ul><li>By offering to do… </li></ul><ul><li>Some act of humble service… </li></ul><ul><li>With no strings attached. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Video from Tri-City Baptist Church, NC </li></ul><ul><li>The Mission </li></ul>080507-Servant_Evangelism-Video.wmv
  17. 17. “ Why Do You Rob Banks?”
  18. 18. “ That’s where the money is!”
  19. 19. “ Why Should Christians Be Involved in Evangelism?”
  20. 20. “ That’s Where the Lost Are!”
  21. 21. 10 Strengths of Servant Evangelism <ul><li>It is effective in reaching people in today’s culture; is easily contextualized. </li></ul><ul><li>It is personal evangelism in a corporate setting. </li></ul><ul><li>It is low-risk/high grace evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>It can become an essential part of the church’s mission. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 10 Strengths of Servant Evangelism <ul><li>It is fun! </li></ul><ul><li>It involves everyone in evangelism, especially family units. </li></ul><ul><li>Servant Evangelism follows a model of Jesus. </li></ul>
  23. 24. 10 Strengths of Servant Evangelism <ul><li>Servant Evangelism allows laypeople to use their creativity to initiate ministry opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Servant Evangelism takes very few resources and can thus be done anywhere in any setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Servant Evangelism is extremely winsome. </li></ul>
  24. 25. S.E. is BRIDGE BUILDING
  25. 26. Foundational Principles <ul><li>Those participating must be intentionally evangelistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Those participating must genuinely care about people. </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, those participating need be equipped as personal witnesses. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Keep in Mind <ul><li>Servant Evangelism is not an end unto itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Servant Evangelism is a process, not a program. </li></ul>
  27. 28. “ People are more than twice as likely to allow a person to share their faith when evangelism is combined with simple acts of service.”
  28. 29. PROJECTS THAT WORK <ul><li>Car Washes </li></ul><ul><li>Windshield Washing </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Give-Away </li></ul><ul><li>Water Give-Away </li></ul><ul><li>Light Bulbs </li></ul>
  29. 30. Project Ideas www.kindness.com <ul><li>Sample Connection Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Useable Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Books & Resources </li></ul>
  30. 31. What Should I Say? <ul><li>“ We just want to show you the love of Jesus in a practical way.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This FREE gift is a picture of God’s grace , a priceless gift which can never be repaid.” </li></ul>
  31. 32. TOP 5 PROJECTS THAT DON’T WORK 1. FREE Body Piercing 2. Pet Embalming 3. In-Mouth Denture Cleaning 4. Coke Give-away 5. Carmel Apple Give-away
  32. 33. People Come to Know Christ Gradually, THEREFORE . . .
  33. 34. Multiple Touch Principle
  34. 35. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Pass out LIGHT BULBS to show the love of Jesus </li></ul>
  35. 36. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Give out FREE Evangelistic Videos or DVDs </li></ul>
  36. 37. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Wash a Windshield to show the love of JESUS </li></ul>
  37. 38. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Wash Cars to serve your community </li></ul>
  38. 39. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Pass out POP to penetrate your area </li></ul>
  39. 41. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Pass out KEY rings and tell people about the KEY to abundant life </li></ul>
  40. 42. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>SCRUB toilets as a practical way of showing Jesus’ love </li></ul>
  41. 43. Multiple Touch . . . <ul><li>Fling a Flying Saucer for kids in the neighborhood </li></ul>
  42. 44. Multiple Touch . . .
  43. 45. People Come to Know Christ Gradually
  44. 46. 10/90 Principle
  45. 47. “ Small Things Done With Great Love Will Change the World”
  46. 48. Mission Statement “ We exist to love our city into a relationship with Christ!”
  47. 49. Q’ s & A’ s ?
  48. 50. 10-Minute Break Snacks in the Fellowship Hall Help Us Start the Next Session PROMPTLY