baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have
commanded you. And behold, I am with you
always, to the end of the age.”
Devises intentional strategies and plans programs to provide venues for the gospel to be proclaimed, in and around the community, and motivating church members to share the gospel regularly in their own spheres of influence, with the goal of bringing
them into salvation, baptizing them to be identified with GCF South Metro, and teaching them God’s Word to be growing disciples of Christ.
Scripture references: Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8; 4:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Ephesians 5:23)
The Evangelizing Ministry aims to show and share the love of Christ. The EVN ministry plays a very important role in the growth of the church as MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES. It stands in the forefront of our discipleship process and at the same time,
it sits and rests as part of the end result of discipleship. The journey of being an authentic multiplying disciple starts with gospel sharing and as one grows and matures in the faith, the same gospel is being shared over and over in obedience
to the great commission.
Loving God and Loving People is the reason we do evangelism in GCF South Metro. The great Shema confession in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 teaches us—that we are to love God with all our heart, soul and might. This intense love of God because
of His immense grace and magnificent truth is translated to a deeper desire to declare His goodness that people may know Him. And our great stories of God’s amazing grace and favor in our lives becomes a jump-off point for everyone to share the
gospel. When the love of God is our motivation to share His Word and work, it will always be our greatest joy, our declaration that goes beyond it becoming an obligation of being Christian. Sharing the gospel now becomes a joy rather than a chore.
Sharing the gospel now becomes a lifestyle of thanksgiving and not a matter of chance. Sharing the gospel now becomes a passion, not a matter of compulsion.
WELCOME, WARM AND WIN. These are the ministry goals of the Servant Friends Ministry. We welcome our first time guests with the GCF kind of welcome and extend to them the warmth of our fellowship as we engage them into purposeful conversations.
At the end of our time, it will be our honor to lead them to Christ when given the opportunity.
With Evangelism comes responsible follow up. We send a thank you message within a 24-hour period. We also send our first time guests an invitation to worship before the next weekend. Given the opportunity, we also invite them to attend our growth
groups where they can be given the opportunity to know and grow in their faith.
“When people are effectively trained to share their faith, they will do so regularly, with great joy, and wonderful results.”
GCF South Metro is committed to train every member to share their faith so that they may show and share the love of Christ at every opportunity. This year we will conduct two semesters of EV2 training and another semester to upgrade our current trainees to be EV2 teacher trainers.
Our desire is for every GCFer is to share the Word of God to his pre-believing friends in their places of influence to study the Word of God for an hour each week for five weeks. Using a five week study material which focuses on the word and work
of the Lord Jesus, the objective is for them to share the Gospel. At the end of the four weeks, the EGG leader can now ask the members if they desire to continue studying God’s Word.
What it takes to be a christian
Has anyone shared with you from the Scripture what a Christian should know? There are five things you should believe to become a Christian:
Everyone, no exception, has sinned against God.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Payment due for our sin is eternal separation from God. No excuses.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God provided the remedy for our predicament. God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross as payment for sins we can never repay.
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Ask for forgiveness of and turn away from your sins. Just like any gift, God’s free gift of eternal life must be received through faith. It is by grace because it is not earned by good works.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. “
Jesus promises Eternal Life to anyone who will repent and believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay for their sins. He has crossed over from death into life—and will no longer be condemned.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
Do you believe in your heart the above affirmations from Scripture? If yes, you know what it takes to be Christian!
Now I encourage you to express this faith in a form of prayer to God:
“Lord Jesus, beginning today I ask you to become the Lord of my life. I believe that you died on the cross to pay for my sins.
I confess that I am a sinner and I repent of my sins. Thank you for forgiving me and cleansing me from all my unrighteousness. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. Help me Lord to live a life pleasing to you. In your Name I pray. Amen!”
Now that you know what it takes to be a Christian….
ray to God constantly.
ead your bible every day.
xperience Christian fellowship by attending worship services.
tudy the bible with other Christians.
hare the good news to others.
bey God everyday
urture your spiritual walk