I found this post today that has already written out several questions that one could consider as they self-evaluate their evangelism style and methods.
Four Questions to Focus my Evangelism Efforts
- Who are the key population groups living in my area?
- What population group is not being reached effectively?
- What population group do I best relate to? (keep in mind that just because you have a heart for someone doesn’t mean you can relate to them)
- What is my unique “Sweet Spot”? (the intersection of those first three questions)
The focus is on church based evangelism, and increasing community awareness that your church exists.
In this link are 5 ideas for reaching people:
- Direct Marketing
- Mission Teams (teams from other churches; e.g., to hang door hangers, to “prayer walk” or “prayer drive” an area)
- Servant Evangelism (showing God’s love in a practical way to the people in your city; e.g., handing out water, granola bars, etc. with invite cards)
- Events (non-threatening, easy to enter events; atmosphere of Christian hospitality)
- People Inviting People
These are definite church based evangelism strategies.
Direct Marketing would be stuff like
- mail pieces,
- phone book,
From statistics that I’ve got buried in my stuff somewhere, this is only about 2-3% effective, if that.
The most effective form of the 5 above for growing your church is personal invitations.
Again those same stats that I have buried somewhere show that 80-90% of people attend church the first time because of the invitation of a friend. (Here is the statistic on church invitations).
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