Dear North Wake Family,
All of you should be familiar with our church mission statement to “reach the lost and equip them to join with us in the process of becoming mature and ministering worshipers of God.” If you’re a member of this family you have agreed to join us in taking ownership of that mission. Most agree that loving our neighbors through evangelism and disciple making is important. But unfortunately few know where or how to begin. I want to commend to you several resources that have been shaped/created (many by former North Wakers!) to help ordinary church members practice extraordinary obedience to Christ’s command to make disciples.
Following is a brief description of each:
www.yourpartinthestory.com provides a multi-lingual video and pamphlet presentation of the gospel framed around four universal worldview questions: 1) How did it all begin? 2) What went wrong? 3) Is there any hope? and 4) What does the future hold? You can download the app (look for SpreadTruth Ministries) to help you in directing conversations toward the Bible, which alone offers the true story of the whole world.
Try the 3 Circles Evangelism approach for a simple and reproducible way of sharing the gospel message. Find it modeled here: https://vimeo.com/97258323 and make sure to practice, practice, practice!
What do you do when a person responds to the gospel by saying, “No!,” “Not yet,” “I want to hear more,” or “YES!”? The document entitled “Follow Up — What to Do Next” will help you know what to say and do.
Know someone who is interested in learning more about Jesus, but not yet ready to make a decision to surrender and follow him? Check out the documents below entitled “Relationship Story” for simple Bible stories of how Jesus interacted with all kinds of different people. All of them were changed by their respective encounters. Your friend can be changed as well! Get them talking about Jesus and looking to the Gospel for hope.
Relationship Story 1
Relationship Story 2
Relationship Story 3
Relationship Story 4
Relationship Story 5
Relationship Story 6
Relationship Story 7
www.noplaceleftrdu.wordpress.com provides a hub of resources to mobilize you to make disciples that reproduce. Included on the resources page is a document called “NPLRDU Handbook with Story.” This guide was put together by our daughter church, Oaks Church Raleigh. Their members use it to start “Discovery Bible Studies” with people who are currently far from God but looking for hope. Make sure to sign up for the email updates on our page there as well so that you can get info on prayer, training and outreach gatherings from our network of churches in the RDU area.
Seem like a lot of info? What would you say if I could boil it all down to a few simple lessons the size of a post card? Well, we have. Check out the document entitled “L1-2 Training Card” to see how all of the info from the previous documents is scaled down to make a simple tool to both evangelize and make disciples that reproduce. Want to learn how to use the tool or need help understanding it? Talk to me, Rob Craig, Greg Mathias or Noah Joyner. We’d be happy to help equip and mobilize you. After all, that’s what North Wake is supposed to be about, right? So join with us in the process of becoming mature and ministering worshipers of God.
Blessed to be a blessing,