Evangelism: The Visitor Follow-up Ministry

Evangelism: The Visitor Follow-up Ministry

An effective Visitor Follow-up Program should be a a high priority in every church. As was already mentioned, your visitors are your best prospects. Why? For several reasons: 1) Ninety percent know someone within your church, so they belong to someone’s “oikos.” Most churches have few “walk-ins.” 2) They are searching for something or they normally would not have come. 3)…

Budgeting For Outreach

Budgeting For Outreach

I’m trying to establish a budget for our church business meeting this year and would appreciate some guidelines for evangelism and advertising. How much should a church be spending in this area if it is to be effective? Are there any ‘rules of thumb’ to go by?              Research has found that most growing churches invest at least 10% or more…

A Question of Outreach

A Question of Outreach

I am constantly hearing about how great an outreach method that the Bible study ministry is. While I’m sure it’s worked well for some, it’s been a total flop in my church. I can’t seem to get any of my people to teach them. What are other churches doing that has caused this ministry to work so well?              Without a…

Defining the “Spiral” Outreach Ministry

Defining the “Spiral” Outreach Ministry

I recently attended a church that has a “Church Growth Spiral” chart on their back wall. The pastor told me that they had doubled the number of people receiving the Holy Ghost by using this evangelism concept. Could you please explain what the “Spiral” ministry is?               The Church Growth Spiral concept is a ministry designed to motivate a church to…

Effectively Evangelizing on a Budget

Effectively Evangelizing on a Budget

Q: We are a small church and don’t have a large amount of money to spend on advertising. Another denominational church in town spends thousands each year on advertising, and needless to say, they have grown rapidly. It grieves my heart to see so many going there every Sunday when we have the truth and no one hardly knows we exist.…