How are you discipling your new converts?
Too many churches put too much stock in the sinners prayer, and no follow-up or commitments are made after the prayer. We hear reports of how many prayed, but seldom see follow-up information on how many stayed.
New convert classes only work in certain types of churches. Some churches consider the pulpit their discipleship program, but how can someone who is unchurched grow if they can’t ask questions?
New converts don’t need lecture, they need conversation. One very effective method for accomplishing this goal is to start a rotating Bible study on the book of Mark. Don’t teach it, but rather ask each person in the class to read one chapter and then come and discuss it over coffee.
The reason it’s called a rotating class is because when you finish Mark chapter 16, you simply start back over on chapter 1. A person can stay in the discussion group as long as they want. New people can join at anytime because even if they come in on chapter 8, they will still be able to cover the whole gospel of mark by staying in the rotating discussion. This method requires no teaching, but needs to be led by a mature Christian who understands the Bible.
To implement this idea, meet with a member of your team THIS WEEK to discuss if this is something that would work for your church.
If you need more ideas or your team needs additional training on how to connect your guests, check out this USB drive we offer. Once you buy this material it’s yours and you can do training sessions with your team and volunteers as many times as you’d like. It’s much cheaper than sending them to a conference or flying someone in to do the training for you. You are also able to fit the material to your needs.
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