07: Corporate Evangelism & Witnessing – Teaching Plan

Key Thought : Under the direction of the Holy Spirit to set goals, plan, and evaluate our witnessing and evangelistic progress, we can draw together in mutual support.


[Teaching Plan for “Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing” May 14, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Timothy 2:2.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why is it important that the truth of Christ be shared with those who will share it with still others?
1) If they don’t share, does that mean they are unfaithful?
C. Personal Application: How much training and discipling did you receive in the church? Who did you look to for training?
D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “It’s the pastors, elders, and teacher’s job to train the members through discipling. But the pastor and elders are more focused on sermons and board meetings that on the job training and how to seminars. And the teachers just want to talk, not do on the job training.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How important is it to be supported in your efforts? Do others feel appreciative when you support them? Why is the buddy system supported strongly in the Scriptures?
C. Personal Application: When doing a job or task, do you prefer to work alone or with someone? Why? Share. Does that apply to church work as well, or is that different?
D. Case Study: One of your friends states, “I don’t like to work with others because I can’t depend on them. I’ve been let down too many times by people who say they will do something or show up at a certain time, and they don’t do what they said they would, or they don’t show up. Usually they give me some lame excuse. I’d rather get it done by myself. How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:14-16.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How does working together contribute to the growth and building up of the church?
C. Personal Application: If parts of the body aren’t working, does that affect the effectiveness of the whole body? How is love affected?.
D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “Does your church spend more time on music, worship, church business, and social activities than it does on outreach, witnessing, and evangelism?” How do you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Colossians 1:27-29.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why is warning and teaching used in the same sentence? Have we focused more on teaching and not enough on warning people of the danger of not being sanctified through Christ in us?
C. Personal Application: How do we teach every man in all wisdom to present them perfect in Christ Jesus?
D. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note: “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149)

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