Wednesday: Other Gifts

When we think of spiritual gifts and witnessing and evangelism, we tend mostly to focus on the gifts of evangelism, preaching, and teaching. Though not all gifts are overtly evangelistic, if ministered within the church body they will have varying degrees of impact upon the church’s evangelistic mission.1 Read Acts 6:1–4 again. People were given similar responsibilities to … [Click to read more …]

03: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelisim & Witnessing
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : The Holy Spirit has given us spiritual gifts to use in witnessing and ministry. He calls us to share these gifts. [Teaching plan for “Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism & Witnessing” April 16, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:11-14. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Discovering Our Gifts

Discovering our gifts is not difficult. You will be able to recognize quickly the gifted ministry areas of your pastor and other key leaders in your church. All you have to do is observe what they are doing and notice how people respond to their ministry. However, it is another matter when it comes to … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Spirit and His Gifts

To a certain extent a person’s spiritual gifts define his or her place in the local church. In other words, to discover spiritual gifts is to discover where the Lord wants you to function in the body. Have you ever been asked to be involved in an area for which you just had no passion … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Gifted Believers

If you asked the members of your church, many of them would have to think long and hard before they could conclude that they had any spiritual gift that the Bible lists, even though many of these people have probably already been exercising a spiritual gift. They have just not consciously recognized it as such. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing

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Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Pet. 4:10; John 16:8, 13; 1 Cor. 12:28–31; Acts 2:40–47; 13:4-5.   Memory Text: “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12, NKJV). Key Thought: … [Click to read more …]

Potato Chip Christians

“The heart must receive the divine current, and let it flow out in rich streams of mercy and grace to other hearts. All who would win souls to Christ must be winsome.”1 “Winsome,” that’s an old fashioned word, isn’t it?2 It’s certainly not one we use very often. Here are some synonyms for the word, … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Every Member Ministry


Choosing a Ministry in Which to Become Involved In Last week you were encouraged to consider all of the witnessing and evangelistic areas of church life in which you like being involved or in which you would become involved if asked. The challenge this week is for you to decide upon an evangelistic activity and … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Reporting to the Church

This week we have noted some important aspects of a believer’s work for God. We now can touch on the topic of “reporting” (we will look at this in more detail in week 12). Reporting to the church on witnessing and evangelism activities builds a climate of encouragement and blessing. Those reporting can receive the … [Click to read more …]

02: Every Member Ministry – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Into the tent where the gypsy boy lay Dying alone at the close of the day. News of salvation we carried; said he “Nobody ever has told it to me.” Tell it again, tell it again! Salvation’s story repeat o’er and o’er. ‘Til none can say of the children of men Nobody ever has told … [Click to read more …]