Presentation on theme: "ONE-DAY SOUL-WINNING WORKSHOP"— Presentation transcript:
1ONE-DAY SOUL-WINNING WORKSHOP Evangelism & Church Growth TeamArkansas Baptist State Convention(Designed by Jeff Jones, ABSC)
2THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK IN THE LIFE OF A LOST PERSON Precedes the Witness (Acts 10:1-5)Reveals God’s Existence (Rom. 1:18-23)Convicts of Sin (John 16:8)Brings the Lost Person from Death to Life (John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5)
3THE HOLY SPIRIT AT WORK IN THE LIFE OF THE WITNESS Empowers the Witness (Acts 1:8)With Authority (Matt. 28:18-20)With Boldness (Acts 4:30-31)Imparts Wisdom to the Witness(Luke 12:12)
4FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT What It Means to Be FilledPossessedPermeatedSaturatedControlledWhy We Are to Be FilledIt Is God’s Command (Eph. 5:18)It Is God’s Means of Empowering Every Believer (Acts 1:8)
5HOW TO BE FILLED Have a Genuine Desire to Be Filled Hunger (Matt. 5:6)Thirst (John 7:37-39)Confess and Forsake Known Sin(1 John 1:9)Submit Your Will to God’s WillSurrender (Rom. 12:1)Yield (Rom. 6:13)In Faith, Believe God Has Filled You(Gal. 3:14)
6DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY Definition: Each Individual’s Account of the Experience of New Life in ChristBasic CharacteristicsIs Has Authority.It Communicates.It Relates.A Biblical Example (Acts 22:3-15)I Have Not Always Been a Christian (vv.3-5).I Committed My Life to Christ (vv.6-13).My Life in Christ is Different (vv.14-15).
7GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY Remember That Your Testimony is Important.Be Prepared for Opportunities to Share It.Keep It Short and Simple.Keep It to the Point.Give Adequate Details.
8GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY Avoid Bragging and Negative Remarks.Don’t Use “Church” Words.Relive Your Testimony as You Tell It.Ask, “If I were hearing this testimony, what would it mean to me?”
9OUTLINE OF A PERSONAL TESTIMONY 1. My Life Before Receiving Jesus2. How I Received Jesus3. How Jesus Makes My Life Meaningful
10Instructions Under Point 1 Under Point 2 Under Point 3 Consider Your Religious Background.Were You Born into a Religious or a Nonreligious Home?Did You Attend Sunday School or Church?How Did You Realize You Were Not a Christian?Under Point 2Did Someone Speak with You Privately?Was It During a Revival, Sunday School Class, or Worship Service?Was It the Result of a Series of Events?Under Point 3Has He Given You Peace?Has He Taken Away the Fear of Death?Has He Helped Your Marriage?Has He Given You Purpose?
11PRACTICING YOUR TESTIMONY Select a Partner.Decide Who Will Talk First.First Person Talks Two Minutes When Told to Begin.Second Person Talks Two Minutes When Told to Begin.
12PREPARATIONS FOR SOUL-WINNING VISITS Determine Specific Responsibilities.Who Will Knock in the Door?Who Will Ask Permission to Enter the Home?Who Will Present the Gospel?
13PREPARATIONS FOR SOUL-WINNING VISITS Secure Items Necessary for Making Visits.Prospect CardsA Bible or New TestamentPrinted Information About ChurchSeveral “Eternal Life” BookletsSpecific Directions to the Home
14PREPARATIONS FOR SOUL-WINNING VISITS Spend Time in Prayer.Specifically for the ProspectAbout the Circumstances of the VisitFor the Leadership of the Holy SpiritThat You Will Be Yielded to the Holy Spirit
15GETTING IN THE DOOR Knock Firmly. Step Back One Step After Knocking. Introduce Yourself and Other Team Members.Call the Person by Name.State the Name of Your Church and Purpose ofYour Visit.Ask Permission to Come In.
16IF NOT INVITED INAsk Permission to Come Back At a More Convenient Time.If Reply Is Positive, Make an Appointment.If Reply Is Negative:Ask for Permission to Leave a Booklet.Point Out Features of the Booklet.Thank the Prospect for His or Her Time.
17THE GUIDED CONVERSATION PurposeAllows Us to Become a Friend to the Person by Getting to Know Something About That Person and Showing a Personal Interest.Helps Us to Determine the Spiritual Condition of the Person.Provides a Smooth Transition into the Gospel Presentation.
18THE F I R E ACROSTIC FAMILY INTERESTS Are You a Native of This Area? How Long Have You Lived in This Community?Are You Married?Do You Have Children?Transition: Do You Have Any Special Hobbies?INTERESTSSports?Gardening?Reading?Transition: When You Attend Church, Where Do You Attend?
19THE F I R E ACROSTIC RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND EXPLORATORY QUESTION Church Background?Religious Influence?Transition: Thank You for Sharing With Me. My Religious Background Is Somewhat Different. (Share Personal Testimony.)EXPLORATORY QUESTIONDo You Mind If I Ask You the Personal Question Written on the Front of This Booklet?
20MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY 1. My Life Before Receiving Jesus. 2. How I Received Jesus.3. How Jesus Makes My Life Meaningful.
21HOW TO USE THE “ETERNAL LIFE” BOOKLET Fill Out Back of Booklet.Sit Beside Prospect.Hold Booklet So Prospect Can See One Page at a Time.Point to Words with Finger or Pencil.
22HOW TO USE THE “ETERNAL LIFE” BOOKLET Be Sure Prospect Is Listening and Following Your Reading.Read Entire Booklet.Review Back Page.Present Booklet to Prospect.Lead in Prayer of Thanksgiving.
23PRACTICING HOW TO USE THE “ETERNAL LIFE” BOOKLET Choose Partners. Determine Who Will Speak First.Start with F I R E Acrostic.Continue Presenting the Gospel, Using Entire Booklet.After 30 Minutes, Second Person Will Speak.
24VISITATION INSTRUCTIONS Each Team Makes Two Visits.Determine Who Will Present the Gospel on First Visit.Other Team Member Will Present the Gospel on Second Visit.Return to Church for Sharing Time. (Approximately Two Hours After Leaving Church.)Agree on a Time You Will Visit Next Week.