Sunday: Why Evaluate?

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Evaluation will take place whether we realize it or not. Evaluation is being undertaken every Sabbath and at every public meeting. People evaluate the content, clarity, and even the length of the sermon, and those who attend public meetings expect a high level of professionalism. Wherever and whenever people have expectations there will be evaluation. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Evaluating Witnessing and Evangelism

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 13:5-6; Heb. 10:24-25; Deut. 10:12-13; Matt. 23:15; Rev. 14:6-7. Memory Text: “To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry” (Proverbs 25:12, NLT). Key Thought: It is a mistake to become involved in God’s great task of evangelism without effective evaluation. Too often we are satisfied with … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Let the Church Know


Reporting Your Ministry As we have seen this week, others need to know what you are doing. Specific reports such as attendance figures and financial statements are certainly necessary. It is also important that you present reports at church evangelism councils and church boards. While a verbal report may touch briefly on the main points, … [Click to read more …]

11: Let the Church Know – Thought Starters
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My first job after graduating from Walla Walla College was in the public relations department of the General Conference. Now, nearly 50 years later, I am self-employed. I joke about how far I’ve fallen in my career, but it is a joke. One of my main tasks at the “GC” was helping to produce a periodical called Tell.” … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Giving Him the Glory

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Some people are hesitant to turn in successful reports because they wonder if it is a form of boasting in human achievement. In reality, however, by faithful reporting God is glorified, and His church is strengthened in the faith and resolve to continue working for Him. While it is true that occasionally someone may report … [Click to read more …]

11: Let the Church Know – Teaching Plan

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Key Thought : Reporting on our witnessing efforts helps to encourage others, plan for the future, and glorify God in what He has done through us.   [Teaching plan for Let the Church Know June 11, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 4:13,14,23. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Importance of Reporting

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The importance of reporting evangelism and witnessing activities and their results has not always been seen and consequently not always undertaken. In all areas of our modern busy lives, importance is placed upon things in proportion to their perceived value. Things that are seen as a waste of time and effort generally don’t receive a … [Click to read more …]