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Evangelism Presentation Midwinter 07 Alex


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Evangelism Presentation Midwinter 07 Alex

  1. 1. Wired for Evangelism Alex Rahill Life Covenant Church w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  2. 2. COLOSSIANS 4:2-6 Devote yourselves to prayer , being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message , so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity . Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Every Church Can Do Effective Evangelism
  3. 3. EVANGELISM IS GOD'S WORK! No-one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him . JOHN 6:44 w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  4. 4. According to Paul Evangelism Involves... <ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Proclamation </li></ul>
  5. 5. ON MY OWN... <ul><li>Think of a friend/family member who </li></ul><ul><li> does not know Christ </li></ul><ul><li>What are they like? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they into? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of what you think would be </li></ul><ul><li>their ideal journey of faith </li></ul>
  6. 6. BREAK OUT... <ul><li>Share your person and some of the steps </li></ul><ul><li> toward Christ on their journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Pray as a group—pray for the person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on your right. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. OUR MISSION: THE GREAT COMMISSION Questions to ask myself... <ul><li>What is my mission? </li></ul><ul><li>What is my church all about? </li></ul><ul><li>God’s words says that evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>MUST be a part of that! </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Real people connecting with the real God </li></ul><ul><li> to experience real life </li></ul>WE hold ourselves accountable to intentional evangelism and put numbers to it. Our mission at lifechurch Helping people find LIFE in Christ and become fully devoted and developed followers of Him
  9. 9. What we do... <ul><li>We Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Prayerfully </li></ul><ul><li>We Equip </li></ul><ul><li>Individually </li></ul><ul><li>We Program </li></ul><ul><li>Intentionally </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prayerfully 1. We BEGIN What we do at life church... Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And PRAY for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, COLOSSIANS 4:2-6 w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  11. 11. Individually 2. We EQUIP What we do at life church... Membership Class w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  12. 12. MATTHEW 9:35-10:8 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, &quot;The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.&quot;
  13. 13. MATTHEW 9:35-10:8 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles…These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: &quot;Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
  14. 14. Individually <ul><li>Evangelism is ANYTHING that brings a person </li></ul><ul><li>ONE STEP closer to Christ. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRAYER Evangelism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CARE Evangelism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHARE Evangelism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every member is a MISSIONARY </li></ul>2. We EQUIP What we do at life church... w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  15. 15. APPLICATION... <ul><li>Who has god laid on my heart to pray for? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is one person that I can show the love of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>to by serving them? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is one person that i need to share with? </li></ul>“ When a believing person prays great things happen” James 5:16
  16. 16. Individually <ul><li>Friendship Evangelism—PIE </li></ul>2. We EQUIP What we do at life church... P ray I nvite E xpect — God to move and answer your prayers “ You do not have, because you do not ask God” James 4:2 w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g
  17. 17. Friendship Evangelism <ul><li>Tell your friend you’re a Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Invite your friend to an appropriate program </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your friend why you’re a Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your friend how you became a Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your friend if he or she would like to </li></ul><ul><li> become a Christian </li></ul>
  18. 18. Intentionally <ul><li>We intentionally seek to create EASY INVITE </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>WE then seek to Provide “ NEXT STEP ” </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities. </li></ul>3. We Program What we do at life church... “ Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.”
  19. 19. This Demands INTENTIONALITY WE ARE Committed to building a bridge to those who don’t know Christ one step at a time. Good outreach DOES NOT/WILL NOT Happen by accident
  20. 20. <ul><li>1. WE CREATE EASY INVITE EVENTS </li></ul><ul><li>EVENTS tied to “NEXT STEP” follow up events </li></ul>4 Ways We Program Intentionally What we do at life church... <ul><li>Picnic in the park </li></ul><ul><li>Table 4 Eight </li></ul><ul><li>Narnia Movie </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest Party </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre/Dinner Plays </li></ul><ul><li>Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Special Music </li></ul><ul><li>Date Your Mate </li></ul><ul><li>Kids singing Sundays </li></ul><ul><li>Mega Sports Camp </li></ul><ul><li>SuperBowl Party </li></ul><ul><li>Drop in Hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Biking/Mountain Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Mens Retreat-Shooting </li></ul><ul><li>Cleats-n-Eats </li></ul><ul><li>Paintball </li></ul><ul><li>Dad Fest-Classic Cars </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Spa Day </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Egg Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Party’s After Church </li></ul><ul><li>Pancake Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Events </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberry Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty Festival </li></ul><ul><li>HPCO </li></ul><ul><li>Boxes of Love </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Covenant Clinic </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Exclusive </li></ul><ul><li>life church </li></ul><ul><li>NARNIA </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday Dec. 10 th </li></ul><ul><li>1 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Tickets availabe Sundays right here! </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY $5 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Dec 8, 9,10, For more info call: 734.751.7057 Or see Len Fisher or Chris Williams
  23. 23. Date your Mate Homebuilding You both deserve a great night out! Nursery and lifekids program provided, Dinner for the kids at 6pm ENJOY A FEW HOURS GETTING AWAY TOGETHER! *Free of Charge Pick-up your kids @ 9pm extreme for your Marriage FRIDAY NIGHT? THIS FRIDAY NIGHT 6 to 9 pm
  24. 25. Mens Super Bowl Party Sunday February 5th Trinity House Theatre on the Big Screen! Pre-game @ 5 PM
  25. 26. As iron sharpens iron,     so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 lifechurch Men’s SURVIVAL WEEKEND When: May 5 th – 7 th Where: Bair Lake Bible Camp Who: All men age 16 and up What: $85 total cost, $25 deposit Not too late, Sign-up today! If you have registered, please pay Chris Deforge today,
  26. 27. <ul><li>DROP-IN HOCKEY Tonight </li></ul><ul><li>8:30 TO 10:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>at UofM Dearborn Field House </li></ul><ul><li>( full equipment only) </li></ul><ul><li>COST 10.00 </li></ul>Sign up today at the info. table in the lobby or call Mark Henry for details: 734.564.6599 UofM Dearborn Sunday Nights
  27. 28. MEN, This Saturday September 30 th CLEATS n' EATS Check your Bulletin for more info
  28. 29. Women’s Retreat @ Bair Lake Bible Camp September 22-24, 2006 Sign up sheets on the info table in the lobby
  29. 30. Cost is only $25.00 for the day Registration ends today Heart Spa Refreshmentgreatworship teachingchocolate Saturday May 13 th , 9am – 8pm Ladies a day just for you!
  30. 31. Finances getting you down? Need some Help? Check out Financial Peace University Coming to a lifegroup near you Preview orientation on Saturday April 22 nd , 7pm
  31. 32. 9:45 Breakfast 1 Service 11 AM Pancake Breakfast NEXT SUNDAY July 2nd!
  32. 33. YOUTH PUMP IT UP SUNDAY! Free giveaways, food and more! Invite your friends! Sunday, Sept. 17th
  33. 37. 2. WE CREATE EASY INVITE SERVICES That are well done not “half baked” ! <ul><li>Services that will not </li></ul><ul><li>embarrass you if you </li></ul><ul><li>take a risk and bring a friend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendly people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxed Environment— </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful Music—both worship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and special performances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Message—topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that scratch an itch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Stories—real people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama, Video, Props </li></ul></ul>
  34. 40. <ul><li>Self-Contained--easy to try for 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>1 st week always a Super Sunday—Big </li></ul><ul><li>juice—multiple creative elements </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a Connection </li></ul><ul><li>event/assimilation—PICNIC </li></ul>3. WE CREATE EASY INVITE SERIES
  35. 41. <ul><li>Invite Card/Postcard is our #1 Tool </li></ul><ul><li> according to our people! </li></ul><ul><li>E-card to forward </li></ul><ul><li>life church Website </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Mailings </li></ul><ul><li>Our events are tools as well </li></ul>4. WE CREATE EASY INVITE TOOLS
  36. 42. Always invite people to receive Christ & to become followers of Him! <ul><li>WE CREATE A FEEDBACK LOOP... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Response Card — during Offering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up — Phone call from Connection Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite to visit a life group Bible Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul></ul>“ When a believing person prays great things happen” James 5:16
  37. 43. <ul><li>This is crucial to getting better </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate with encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>but take time to evaluate </li></ul>EVALUATE EVERY... EVENT / SERVICE / SERIES / TOOL
  38. 44. HELP ME. . . My church will never be able to do all that ! <ul><li>NEED A GOOD. . . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>videos that teach — Doug Fields 4 volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>movie trailers online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postcard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sermon Series: Sermon Central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preaching Today — great audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preaching skills — 4 things I do regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. listen to a good communicator – vary them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. listen to my own message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. watch video of message when available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Ask for others honest evaluation of messages </li></ul></ul>
  39. 46. THE HARVEST PARTY <ul><li>EVENT #1--Harvest Party  Target is young families  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote event with a video and a card—HIGH VALUE EVENT! </li></ul><ul><li>NEXT STEP  family pictures available Sunday  </li></ul><ul><li>NEXT STEP2  Prize winners— Narnia Tickets </li></ul><ul><li>SERVICE/SERIES  That Sunday start a 4 week series on “Harvesting a Great Family” </li></ul><ul><li>Next step EVENT--$5 tickets to “Narnia” </li></ul>
  40. 47. <ul><li>Exclusive </li></ul><ul><li>life church </li></ul><ul><li>NARNIA </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday Dec. 10 th </li></ul><ul><li>1 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Tickets availabe Sundays right here! </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY $5 </li></ul>
  41. 49. NARNIA SERIES <ul><li>EVENT #2— NARNIA MOVIE  Target is </li></ul><ul><li>young families  </li></ul><ul><li>SERIES--NARNIA </li></ul><ul><li>You get the picture </li></ul>
  42. 50. The KEY IS NOT AN OUTREACH EVENT — BUT OUTREACH C ULTURE WITH OUTREACH MOMENTUM <ul><li>Momentum = </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Culture + </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Programming </li></ul>We follow this CYCLE—repeatedly—creates ongoing MOMENTUM Each series starts off with the MOMENTUM FOR THE NEXT SERIES
  43. 51. Main things that work for us... <ul><li>Invite Card </li></ul><ul><li>Special Music Sundays </li></ul><ul><li>A good series--HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><li>Picnics </li></ul><ul><li>Family Events </li></ul><ul><li>Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday Morning GUARANTEE—Well done </li></ul><ul><li>service that is sensitive to the people you </li></ul><ul><li>invite. We will not embarrass you. </li></ul>w w w . l i f e c h u r c h c a n t o n . o r g