More church invitations: Friends and Family

Friendships and Church Invitations

In the previous article in the series of giving more invitations to church, I focused on prayer.As I continue to look at various ways to increase the number of personal invitations to church that your church members give, today's article is focused on the number of personal friends who are unchurched.Again, the statistics show that a … [Read more...]

How to get more faith sharing conversations during your week

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Recently, I've been coaching church teams on personal evangelism over a 4 month time frame.Their goal is to increase the number of faith sharing conversations they have throughout the week. Here is a little test that comes out from coaching:If you were to look back at the last 7 days, how many times did you get to share something about … [Read more...]

Christmas Party Icebreaker to Start Spiritual Conversations

Christmas Party Icebreaker

Here is a sample Christmas Party icebreaker and conversational guide that is similar to the one found on page 38 of Christmas Party Games from Creative Youth Ideas.You can use this icebreaker as a Christmas party game for adults, for youth, and for kids.You can probably find this party game for Christmas everywhere on the Internet but what … [Read more...]

5 Great Spiritual Conversation Questions

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

What are some conversational starter questions that might lead to deep spiritual discussions in your personal evangelism?Here are 5 as written out in Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News NaturallyThe following is directly quoted from page 190.Here are some questions that could move your conversations with … [Read more...]

Sharing your faith with no results

Find Your Personal Testimony

Why do some people express great interest in the gospel of Jesus Christ, yet they never cross the line of faith and discipleship?Perhaps you've spent time sharing your faith (maybe a few years) byDeveloping authentic relationships with non-believers Faith sharing conversations over dinner Answering difficult questionsYet, they … [Read more...]

92% of Jesus’ conversations

Questions to Submit to Evangelismcoach

Darrell Davis points out how many conversations that Jesus had. Out of 132 contacts that Jesus had with people recorded in the New Testament, 6 were in the temple, 4 were in the synagogue, and 122 were out in the mainstream of life. (Adapted from Why Christians Sin, by J.K Johnson, Discovery House, 1992)As evangelists, we need to make sure … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part II

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.See Part I of Evangelism Where You Live - A Review Part IThe authors do make progress in developing their thesis in the remainder part of the book. Chapter 3: Place In my take, … [Read more...]

Evangelism Where You Live – A Review Part 1

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I’ll be pulling out a few themes. A philosophy of Ministry The foundational drive of this book is … [Read more...]

How to Get a First Time Church Visitor

Inviting Friends to Church

The short answer: Personal Invitation from a Trusted friend.Charles Arn has surveyed thousands of people: (Source: 3 Questions for Charles Arn - link removed) In your research, have you found that there's one specific reason that visitors come to church?The friendship factor.We've asked more than 50,000 people over the last 10 years … [Read more...]

Sphere of Influence 1: Where do You Live

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Picking up from the Last post (Spheres of Influence), here is one example of taking a look at where do you live as a sphere of influence:This example comes from Bill Tenny-Brittian, Hitchhiker’s Guide To Evangelism Several years ago we moved into a planned subdivision that hosts over 5,000 homes.I was a church planter launching a church in … [Read more...]