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Welcome! Who am I? Evangelism and Gospel Use of Technology Registering to become a TE Types of TEs: Certified and Non-certified Questions?
The intentional presentation of the Gospel in the power of the Holy Sprit, with the purpose of seeing people brought to saving faith in Jesus Christ Jesus Christ became man, died on the cross for the sins of the world, he was raised according to the Scriptures, and offers forgiveness of sins to anyone who repents and believes in him for his/her salvation Evangelism is the fundamental Christian responsibility
Message --“Good News” A messenger A recipient The work of the Holy Spirit Prayer
21 st Century technology is making seismic shifts in: o Culture o Religious practice o Communication tools Human condition -- unchanged Human need – unchanged
Digital media is changing the human experience billion mobile phones are in use* 2.3 Billion people use internet** Broadcast media (radio, TV, videos etc.) The ERC uses new technology for reaching people with the Gospel ERC uses attractional, missional and confrontational (apologetical) strategies * **
The ERC Paperwork & Reporting The Call Process The TE The BIG Picture
Dr. N S R K Ravi NAMB ERC Coordinator Dr. N S R K Ravi NAMB ERC Coordinator Linda Trambley Ministry Assistant Linda Trambley Ministry Assistant TE & IE Consultants States Entities Associations churches
Telephone Encouragers The Evangelism Response Center exists to advance the intentional presentation of the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. We respond to and pray with people who contact us through various media, and refer them to local SBC Covenant Churches where they can receive further ministry and spiritual growth opportunities.
Media (TV, Radio, Magazines, etc.) Canvassing (mail, door-hangers, etc.) Websites Outreach efforts in local communities Bibles Billboards Church signs & bulletins In short – anywhere & everywhere! ***ANY SBC ENTITY MAY USE JESUS-20 ( )
The follow-up network of Churches for the Evangelism Response Center (ERC) are called as Covenant Churches that agree to make contact with in three days
Covenant Churches follow up each decision within three days to rejoice in the salvation decision of the new believer, then guide them to baptism, discipleship, and church membership
GOAL -- Affirm and preserve all spiritual decisions Covenant Church commits to: Enlist an ERC Follow-up Coordinator Pray for referrals Train members to share Christ and disciple referrals Establish a referral follow-up plan and provide resources Send timely follow-up reports to the ERC
COVENANT CHURCH REGISTRATION INFO: Evangelism Response Center 4200 North Point Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA Phone: (770) Fax: (678) (to fill out and send an online report form) -- click on “Get Involved” button.
IEs Share The Good News of Jesus Christ from their own homes TEs
The ERC The TE
Commit 2 ½ hours of your time every month taking phone calls Send in a report as necessary
The ERC The Call Process The TE
BIBLE What verses have spoken to you this week? WITNESSING PLAN How will you share the gospel with a caller?PRAYER For yourself For Gospel sharing plan For other Encouragers For callers For Response Center staff
Be sure to come to your telephone alert, refreshed, and ready to minister to people Mentally and Emotionally prepared
Arrange for privacy Keep your line free LOG OFF if you must leave briefly
Bible Manual Witnessing Aids Resources Pens, Report Forms, Paper
Prepare Yourself Prepare Your Place Minister in God’s Strength