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REACH SEMINAR Reaching, Evangelizing and Converting Hearts By Rev Bong Baylon

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Make real life possible for real people Real people practicing the HABITSin the context of a Real Life Christian Community Believe Belong Become Bless LOVE for Godand for people A communityof communitieswhere the presence,power, and purposeof Christ are fulfilledin and through each one VISION MISSION METHOD MOTIVATION MARKS RLCC

Acts 2:36-41 : 

Acts 2:36-41 36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

Acts 2:36-41 : 

Acts 2:36-41 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call."

Acts 2:36-41 : 

Acts 2:36-41 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

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Getting Involved Part One

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Share with your seatmate What do you FEEL when you hear these words?

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Why do you NOT share? Why do YOU share? It’s important to share the Gospel always.

We must evangelize : 

We must evangelize Jesus exemplified it. (Mark 1:38) Jesus told us to do it. (Mark 16:15) It’s the only way for Jesus to change lives. (Galatians 3:22) People wouldn’t know unless we tell them about Jesus. (Romans 10:14-15; Acts 4:12) Time will come when it will no longer be possible to tell them about Jesus! (John 9:4; Heb 9:27)

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Our mission is our generation

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Who should do the evangelizing? Ephesians 4:11-13 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

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Who should do the evangelizing? Ephesians 4:11-13 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

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Define evangelism

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How should WE evangelize?

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Missions kindness prayer Tracts Media Apologetics Signs & Wonders presence Worship

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Mass Evangelism Medium-size to large groups Good speaker One-time or regular event Need a lot of volunteers

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Personal evangelism One-on-one conversation Existing relationship or new friendship Simple presentations Example: one-verse evangelism Flexible

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Church-wide Evangelism Whole church Coordinated Regular Cycle Needs funds S – Supporters H – Hosts A – Active Volunteers R – Resource People P – Prayer Warriors

Example: MP4 Strategy : 

Example: MP4 Strategy Phase One – Preparation (1st month) Goal: Prepare the congregation through corporate prayer and recruitment Phase Two – Proclamation (2nd month) Goal: Proclaim the Gospel through RLBS Phase Three – Persuasion (end of 2nd month) Goal: Guide people to genuine conversion Phase Four – Preservation (3rd month) Goal: Preserve the harvest through follow-up

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Focused Evangelism Done by Specialists Use project planning Focus on target group Bring to worship service

How would you like to get involved? : 

How would you like to get involved? Mass Evangelism Personal Evangelism Church-wide Evangelism (MP4) Focused Evangelism Why do you want to get involved in this way? (Share with a partner) X X X X

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Doing the work Part Two Threesteps

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Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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Matthew 28:19-20 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

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GO to the Lost

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BRING them to Christ

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JOIN them to a local church

We need Volunteers : 

We need Volunteers REACH only REACH & KRL REACH, KRL & Bible Journaling NO YES YES NO YES YES Share Group LIFE Group Ministry Team

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We need to GO to the lost NOT LIKE THIS

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Going to the lost requires a HEART for the lost.

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We must takeadvantage ofEVERYopportunity Colossians 4:5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

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To take advantage of every opportunity we must have… Redemptive Eyes How would you assess your “eyes”?

How to GO to the lost : 

How to GO to the lost Generate contacts Naturally (through day to day interactions and normal connections, oikos) – Ex. Barkada Intentionally (through planned events where you invite people) – Ex. Birthday party Organize filtering events to identify seekers Ongoing Bible studies (OBS) Special church events Fellowship with Christians Other spiritual activities

Four Types of Contacts : 

Four Types of Contacts S1 - Skeptics Allergic to spiritual matters; hostile to God & to you S2 - Spectators Seem to be open but will not commit S3 - Seekers Searching for truth (but can be misguided) Example: Samaritan woman (John 4) S4 - Saved Have personal relationship with Christ (can be churched or unchurched)

How to START Your Own OBS : 

How to START Your Own OBS Seek the Lord’s guidance & blessing Talk to your friends and loved ones Attend the OBS Facilitators Meeting Review and rehearse the lesson Teach the lesson

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Evangelism is a process Goal of REACH

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Evangelism is a process Evangelism takes place every time a misconception is clarified or a rejection is reconsidered.

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Evangelism is a process Evangelism takes place every time a misconception is clarified or a rejection is reconsidered.

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Evangelism is a process Evangelism takes place every time a misconception is clarified or a rejection is reconsidered.

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We must BRINGpeople to Christ

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Characteristics of aTrue Christian Has heard and understood the Gospel Has responded in faith to the Gospel Has received the gift of the Holy Spirit Has joined a local church Has started to live as a true disciple of Christ

Acts 2:40-41 : 

Acts 2:40-41 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

How to BRING people to Christ : 

How to BRING people to Christ Begin spiritual conversations with true seekers Reveal your personal testimony Invite them to an RLBS Narrate the Gospel Guide them toward genuine conversion

Spiritual Conversation Start-up : 

Spiritual Conversation Start-up “Have you ever thought about your relationship with God lately?” “Where do you think people will go when they die?” “What do you think about born-again people?” “Would you believe if I told you that you can be completely forgiven?” Come up with your own

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How to share your Personal Testimony Talk about your past before you met Christ. Talk about the details of how you were saved. Talk about your present life now that you are in Christ.

RLBS Topics : 

RLBS Topics Lesson One – What is God’s desire for you? Lesson Two – The Importance of the Bible Lesson Three – Who is a True Christian? Lesson Four – The Good News Kailangan ba i-memorize ‘yan? Kailangan!

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One Verse Evangelism Romans 6:23

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eternal life death For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord wages sin gift God God but hope help help hope Jesus Christ Believe our Lord life life One Verse Evangelism Romans 6:23

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Saving faith has two sides… Repentancefromdead works Trust inJesus Christ asSavior & Lord Both are necessary

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Water Baptism

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We must JOINconverts to thelocal church

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We cannot live theChristian lifeby ourselves

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 : 

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

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Every believer has a role to play in the local church

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We need each other

How to JOIN new converts : 

How to JOIN new converts Judge if they still need help with their conversion Orient them about forgiveness and freedom in Christ Invite them to join a local church Nudge them to get involved as soon as possible. This is a spiritual battle! Prayer is vital.

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Understanding of the Gospel MISSING PEACE

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Truerepentance MISSING PEACE

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Trust in Jesusas Savior and Lord MISSING PEACE

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The Gift of the Holy Spirit MISSING PEACE

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Two Aspects of the Christian Life GRACE Christ died for me FORGIVENESS I died with Christ FREEDOM

Titus 3:4-7 : 

Titus 3:4-7 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-10 : 

Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Philippians 2:12-13 : 

Philippians 2:12-13 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

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Invite the new convertto join a local church wherehe or she can worshipregularly.

Some practical tips : 

Some practical tips Pray for them Observe their personality (DISC) Motivate them according to their personality Follow-up on the invitation Accompany them Worship with them Invite them again and again

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Make it your goal to be a true worshiper yourself John 4:23-24 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

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Nudge them to get involved as soon as possible. 1 4 3 Invite them to attend at least one time Invite them again four more times Introduce them to three new friends

Hebrews 10:24-25 : 

Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Assimilation Strategy : 

Assimilation Strategy Sunday Worship Celebration Goal: Identify one’s self with God’s people in RLCC Fellowship Group Goal: Get to know people of the same kind in RLCC Small Group Goal: Develop deep, authentic personal friendships in RLCC Ministry Team Goal: Be one with the vision of RLCC by serving in a ministry team Servant Leadership Goal: Help RLCC grow and multiply by providing leadership for various ministries

Group Discussion and Prayer : 

Group Discussion and Prayer What new insight have you learned today? How do you feel about taking part in the REACH ministry? What will be your action plan? Pray for more people to get involved in outreach and evangelism

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