Successful evangelism is 90-percent pre-work and 10-percent preaching. Too often churches sow few or no seeds in the community and end up frustrated and bitterly disappointed because their evangelistic meetings fail to be successful. Time after time, the disillusioned words have been heard: "Evangelism just doesn't work anymore."

The truth is that public evangelism does work. It is one of the most effective forms of harvest available. However, public evangelism alone seldom works! Often we have overlooked the secret of the harvest: sowing seeds. As a church launches its evangelistic plans it needs to remember the simple biblical principle of sowing and reaping.

Second Corinthians 9:6 reminds us, "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." Galatians 6:7 adds, "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." This is our promise to claim: If we sow wisely and bountifully, God will give a rich harvest.

If evangelism is simply one more program in church members' overstuffed calendars, then the church's evangelistic efforts will likely bring disappointing results. Successful pre-work includes bridge events, visitations, in-home Bible studies, and personal invitations. We invest in what we value. Investing prayer, money, time, and enthusiasm in pre-work will transform your church's evangelism experience. The Evangelism module will give your church the tools it needs to implement a successful evangelistic cycle.

Evangelism Module (Part 1) Downloads
DocumentDescription
Agenda for Evangelism module part 1Audience: Outreach Leadership Team Schedule: Monthly meeting of the Outreach Leadership Team / Media: Evangelism Module Companion DVD, Part
Pre-work CalendarSuggested pre-work calendar used for preparation for the evangelistic meetings
Guidelines for bridging eventsGuidelines for choosing and setting up the church's bridging events
Suggested seminarsSuggested seminars and bridging events that can be used by the church
The SALT programThe SALT program is the Empowered church's weekly outreach opportunity for the church members
Bible Study Interest cardThis card can be used to keep track of the church's Bible study interests
Circle of interest canvassesSome suggested ways of inviting those in a persons circle of influence to participate in a Bible Study
Contact CanvassesThese canvasses can be used to follow-up on church contacts and to invite them to participate in a Bible study
Letter to family and friendsThis sample letter can be sent to family members and friends inviting them to participate in a Bible study
Media Interst surveyThis survey can be used to follow-up on media interests and invite them to participate in a Bible study
Neighborhood Bible study surveyThis is a neighborhood Bible study survey that can be used to generate new Bible studies and interests
Questions and AnswersCommonly asked Evangelism questions and answers for part one
SALT bulletin insertInsert for church bulletin to promote the SALT program
SALT MANUALSALT manual that goes along with the companion SALT DVDs
Cooking SchoolUsing a cooking school as a bridge event
Cooking School EvaluationEvaluation that can be used during your cooking school
Women's Bible Study CraftTo reach the ladies in the community and inactive members
Bible Study Craft powerpointsPowerpoints that explain how to do a women's Bible study and craft outreach program
Cooking School powerpointsPowerpoints that explain how to do a cooking school
How to Give a Bible StudyBible studies are an indispensable soul-winning tool in the on-going cycle of evangelism. Learn how to give powerful Bible studies.
Suggestions for family worshipSome Suggestions for Family worship time
How to give a Bible StudyPowerPoint
Suggestions for family worshipPowerPoints
Evangelism Module (Part 2) Downloads
DocumentDescription
Agenda for Evangelism module part 2Audience: Outreach Leadership Team Schedule: Monthly meeting of the Outreach Leadership Team / Media: Evangelism Module Companion DVD, Part 2
Organizing the Evangelistic seriesImportant points to remember when organizing your meetings
Advertising the evangelistic seriesEffective advertising of your evangelistic series
Descriptions of meeting ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities that need to be filled for the evangelistic meetings
Sample Radio AdvertisementSample Radio Advertisement that can be adapted for your meetings
Questions and AnswerersCommonly asked Evangelism questions and answers for part two
Guidelines for securing a public hallImportant points to remember when looking for a place to rent for your evangelistic meetings
Evangelism Module (Part 3) Downloads
DocumentDescription
Agenda for Evangelism module part 3Audience: Outreach Leadership Team / Schedule: Monthly meeting of the Outreach Leadership Team / Media: Evangelism Module Companion DVD, Part 3
Countdown preparationsCountdown preparations for your evangelistic seminar
Inviting contacts to the seminarTips for inviting contacts and friends to the evangelistic seminar
Row hosts and their responsibilitiesRow hosts, their role and responsibilities during the evangelistic meetings
Questions and AnswersCommonly asked Evangelism questions and answers for part three
Evangelism Module (Part 4) Downloads
DocumentDescription
Agenda for evangelism module part 4Audience: Outreach Leadership Team / Schedule: Monthly meeting of the Outreach Leadership Team / Media: Evangelism Module Companion DVD, Part 4
Spiritual MentorsHelping new members to become a meaning part of the church
Sample schedule for a Spiritual MentorGuidelines for Spiritual Mentors and suggested activities
Discipleship groupsImplementing effective discipleship groups
Questions and AnswersCommonly asked Evangelism questions and answers for part four