Author: Ron Graham
A Prayer for Outreach
Our Dear Father above, we thank you for the gospel which we have heard and believed.
We thank you for baptism wherein we died with Christ and were born anew.
We thank you for the church which blesses us with ministry and fellowship.
Create in us a longing to share our faith and reach out to others. Let us work together in loving zeal, and Father please richly bless our work.
Help those who seek truth to find it and let us be your tools —for unless we serve you and save people’s souls, our lives are meaningless.
Father, you gave us seed to sow. May we sow in good soil and have the joy of growth.
In all things we praise you for we know it is you who will give the increase.
In Jesus Christ our Lord we pray, Amen.
These lessons show from the scriptures the method, techniques, and stages of converting a person to Christ.
Introducing Outreach —Introduction to the study of the five-step process of Christian Outreach.
The Opening —The first of the five steps in the process of Christian Outreach.
More on the Opening —We look more deeply into the first step. Most of our lesson is taken up in studying the example Jesus sets us in his dealings with the woman at the well (John 4).
The Invitation —Now we turn our attention to the second step in the outreach process, the invitation that we should hold out to someone with whom we have found an opening.
The Reassuring —The third step in the process of Christian Outreach.
The Unsettling —In the fourth step, a person is brought face to face with his own error, disobedience, neglect, or need. The purpose is to help a person and confront what God requires, to awaken conscience, and to test honesty. This is a critical moment.
The Closing —The fifth step in the soul winning process happens when a person makes a decision to change his beliefs and ways. You bring the person into line with God's word which has shown the person's error.
Final Pointers —Some extra scriptural tips on outreach, and a summary of the five steps in the outreach process.
Cottage Meetings —A lesson about church meetings and Bible studies in private homes.
More Effective Soul Winning —How to be successful in personal evangelism. Examples from book of Acts.
Successful Evangelism —Successful evangelism is not measured by numbers. Though few are converted, we may still be succeeding.
Effective Advertizing —A lesson applying Bible principles to church advertizing.