Does your church have a “farm system”? Professional baseball teams own A, AA, and AAA teams so they can groom players. This plan provides a system to train players their way. This ensures that there is never a shortage of players for the major leagues. The same ought to be true of a local church… especially in the area of evangelism.
Do you have a way to train people to do evangelism in your church? Unless there is a deliberate, identifiable plan, it is likely that people will never make it to the major league. The farm team approach provides simple ways for people to get started in evangelism. Most will not be able to stand in front of a group and give an evangelistic Bible study… but they could provide the refreshments or attend. They could open their home to host non-Christians for dinner. They could do “back room” work for evangelistic events. They could start by just inviting non-Christian’s over for a cookout in the back yard. Whatever it is, people need a series of stepping-stones to learn evangelism.
Do you need more and better evangelists? Maybe a church “farm system” would meet that need.
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