Further Study: A Perpetual Ministry

Planning to Continue and Grow Your Ministry Everyone involved in a witnessing and evangelism ministry should give attention to how he or she can make it a continuing ministry rather than a once-off event. There are many things we can do to ensure this. We will review a few of the vital ones. Be comfortable … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Back Door

An Inattentive Congregation

Have you ever noticed how people often lament the fact that members slip out “the back door”? They even state firmly that the church’s back door must be closed but fail to tell us how to close the door or even the location of the door. Some growing churches may think that their back door … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Reclaiming Former Members

Backslider is a word we wish did not exist in the Christian vocabulary. It is a fact, however, that many people slide away from church and from a saving relationship with the Lord. Although people do, at times, leave us over doctrine, most of the time they leave over other things, usually personal disputes and … [Click to read more …]

13: A Perpetual Ministry – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Since we are children of God, we will ever seek to promote His kingdom, minister to His children, and share all that we know of His goodness. [Teaching plan for A Perpetual Ministry  June 25, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:42. A. Ask class members to share a short thought … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Training Trainers

We live in a world where people are highly mobile. Local churches seem to regularly process transfers out and transfers in and often lament the loss of capable members who have been involved in significant ministries. Because of this potential transfer of skills and because the local church’s evangelism and witnessing ministry should continue expanding, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: A Nurturing Environment

A vital part of evangelism takes place in church every week. This aspect of evangelism is called “nurture” and “incorporation.” We have been very good at inviting people to our churches, but we have not always done so well in the creation of an environment that will encourage them to return and settle into the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Never Ending Witnessing and Evangelism

It must be emphasized, again, that witnessing and evangelism must continue as long as there are people who need salvation. It is God’s plan to save as many people as possible. Those, meanwhile, who have accepted Jesus as their personal Savior are called upon to work with God in this soul-saving work. No matter who … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: A Perpetual Ministry

Read for This Week’s Study: John 4:7–30, Acts 2:42, 11:19–23, 2 Tim. 2:1–7, 2 Cor. 5:18–20. Memory Text: “ ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds … [Click to read more …]