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Here, we would also like to share some practical ways GoodSeed resources have been used by believers worldwide to disciple others in the message of the gospel.
There are parents, grandparents and other parental figures who share the good news with the children in their lives using GoodSeed tools. This is what some of them do:
In this section, we look at how you can use GoodSeed resources to help your church gain a clear understanding of the gospel and then train your congregation to share the gospel. We make no claims to having all the answers to the many challenges churches face. However, we want to share some strategies we have seen work well in different church environments.
The important thing to note is that the objective here is first to disciple, but ultimately it is to impart practical ideas of how your congregation can be actively evagelizing.
STAGE 1: "SOLIDIFY"
Create strong foundations in understanding the gospel. This initial stage involves getting your congregation on the same page with regards to the gospel. Often, it acts to rekindle in the hearts of mature believers excitement in the significance and power of the gospel message. (2 Peter 1:12-13). If starting from just one leader, this leader will gather a small group. Together they read through The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. Later on, each group member, modeling exactly what the first leader did, will teach another group. Again, each member of this new group will teach a third set of groups. This goes on until as many people as possible in the congregation is covered.
One pastor told us how he did it with his congregation. He led the first course with the church elders while his wife lead a second study with their wives. They met once a week for several hours, finishing the class in eight weeks. Subsequently, these leaders led small groups, teaching in pairs until everyone in church had completed the course.
Other options include:
STAGE 2: REACH IN TO CHURCH VISITORS
Identify people in the congregation who have gone thorugh the study and would be happy to befriend newcomers and visitors to the church. Invite these new comers and visitors to a do a study, whether one-on-one on in a small group. As the course progresses, the leader should introduce the visitor to other members. The goal here is to build bridges between the visitor and the congregation. At the end of the course, the leaders should discuss with the visitor if he or she has understood the message. If the visitor has questions, offer to do follow-up sessions to address them. If the visitor demonstrates understanding (the curriculum explains how to check for this), encourage him or her to continue their learning journey within a small group and the weekly services. Ensure that a leader or befriender keeps in touch with the visitor.
STAGE 3: REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
Ultimately, the purpose of the church is to be reaching its community, to be the light and salt right where it is located. The Bible gives us the mandate to “go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15 ESV). So rather than just bringing people to church, the church needs to step into the community to share the gospel.
Some tried and tested ideas include:
For more ideas on how GoodSeed tools can help in short-term mission training, reaching seniors and in prisons ministry, please contact our office.