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1 The Path to Prayer & Harvest Overview 2012 from CAA Ministries

2 Has your church: Lost its zeal for evangelism? Misplaced its passion for people? Become inward focused? Plateaued or started declining? Failed to engage seniors in ministry? Been described as lukewarm?

3 What is a Prayer & Harvest campaign? (Can it help my church?)

4 4 Components Identify Contact Pray & Invite Follow-up Colossians 4:5 (NASB) 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Prayer & Harvest is a method for reaching the unchurched and the lost!

5 Why should my church engage in a Prayer & Harvest campaign?

6 Objectives: Emphasize evangelism & discipleship Grow worship service attendance Boost Sunday school or small groups Increase church membership Involve members in significance Method: Locate, pray for, and invite the unchurched & lost in your local community.

7 What are some things that hinder churches from growing? (How can Prayer & Harvest help?)

8 A Prayer & Harvest campaign targets the first of these three reasons why churches and Sunday schools may not be growing: Not enough 1st time visitors/guests (Visitor/Guest Attraction) Visitors/Guests who come… dont return (Visitor/Guest Retention) Those who do return… dont get involved (Newcomer Integration/Assimilation)

9 Definitions Church Prospect is an individual or family whose name and contact information you have obtained, but they have never visited your church. Possibly they will be interested in visiting or uniting with your church if you invite them. Church Visitor or Guest is an individual or family that has visited your church at least once. They may have visited your worship service, Sunday school or small group program, special event, Bible study or other church-sponsored activity. But they are not yet members of your church. Turn Prospects into Guests with a successful Prayer & Harvest campaign!

10 Are there any prospects out there for churches like mine to identify, contact, and invite?

11 It is estimated that 160 million people in the United States are unchurched (they attend church two or less times in a year) Research Reveals: In the course of a year, only 21% of active church-goers invite anyone to church. Only 2% of church members ever invite an unchurched person to church

12 It is estimated that 160 million people in the United States are unchurched (they attend church two or less times in a year) 96% of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if they are invited

13 Are there any other benefits for my church if we engage in a Prayer & Harvest campaign?

14 A Prayer & Harvest campaign will: Re-energize your church to reach the lost and unchurched Revitalize your church to have a heart for: Prayer & Evangelism Compassion & Outreach Kingdom Impact (even elderly & shut-ins) Re-activate non-attending church members

15 What might a typical Prayer & Harvest campaign look like at my church?

16 Eight Week Process (40 Hours of Prayer & Harvest) Three weeks for Organizing & Training Five weeks for Contacting & Praying Example: 2 Hours X 4 Days/Week X 5 Weeks = 40 Hours 10 Calls/Hour X 6 Callers = 2,400 contacts in 40 Hours Contact Up to 2,400 Households (Within a radius of your church, avg 2.5 people per household) One Harvest Day Celebration Campaign Timeline

17 Organizational Assistance for Campaign Training for Church Staff & Lay Leaders Training for Prayer & Telephone Teams Outreach Database for Contacts(up to 2,400 Addresses with Names & Phone #s) Outreach Software for Managing Project Plan & Materials for Success Campaign Tools

18 Campaign Process Initial Contact Post Card from Prayer Team Letter, E-mail, or Phone Call from Pastor Invitation to Harvest Sunday Meal Confirmation Call / Contact So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. Acts 16:5

19 What results will we get from a typical Prayer & Harvest campaign?

20 Expected Metrics 10+ Completed Calls per Hour/Person 90+% of Prospects will be Friendly 30+% of Prospects admit they are Unchurched 25+% of Completed Calls will give you a Prayer Request 10+% of Unchurched say they will Come

21 What might a typical Prayer & Harvest campaign cost?

22 Financial Cost Factors Consulting Fees Campaign Literature & Materials Prospect Source Data Contact Management Software Celebration Day & Dinner

23 Financial Benefit Factors Average of $10/per person giving over 52 Weeks = $520.00/per year 5 New Members = $2600.00/per year 10 New Members = $5200.00/per year 25 New Members = $13,000.00/per year 50 New Members = $26,000.00/per year 100 New Members = $52,000.00/per year One family with an annual income of $45,000 equals $4,500/per year if tithing.

24 What differentiates CAAsPrayer & Harvest campaign from other programs? (see

25 Many programs offer training and then leave you on your own to flounder and fail. CAA is invested in seeing you actually complete the campaign successfully. For example, we assign an engagement consultant to you for six months. We also leverage the latest in technology, providing you with contact and outreach management software toolsand your consultant is available every step of the way via web meetings and webinars. Your calling team can work from home computers without any software installation needed. The CAA Difference

26 For six months, we supply: Your own engagement consultant Online training for leaders & teams Database of 2,400+ household contacts (yours to keep, download to spreadsheet anytime) Online outreach management software Helpful advice on retention/assimilation And more! The CAA Commitment

27 CAA Prayer & Harvest Package: $995 (one-time fee, 6 months usage, no setup charges) Promotional Discount: $300 Your Cost = $695 includes the following: Database of 2,400+ Households (yours to keep even after 6 months usage expires) Use of Internet Outreach Software Guidelines, Consulting, & Training The CAA Pricing

28 SCRIPTURE to think about! "Don't be misledyou cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. (Galatians 6:7 NLT) Matthew 9: 37-38 NIV 37 Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

29 THANK YOU! Contact us today to discuss or schedule aPrayer and Harvest campaign for your church. Office: (706) 864-4055 Toll Free: (866) 475-1699 E-Mail:

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