Are you ready for an evangelism boot camp? There was a time in our not-so-distant past when these types of seminars were being held all over our nation. Christians carried film strips (Jule Miller) in the back of their trunks and went house to house teaching anyone who would listen to the Gospel of Christ. Now, most of our training is inwardly focused and geared toward keeping the saved, saved. Success is seen in how many sister congregations attend our events and rarely in how many non-Christians attend. A few years ago a brother called and invited us to come do this seminar. He said, “Brother Rob, we have not had an evangelism seminar in central Texas in over 20 years.” We are at a crisis stage for churches of Christ in America, but it is not too late.
What is a personal evangelism seminar? It is an effort to train the saved to teach the lost. We will spend time equipping Christians with a soul-winning strategy. We will relay stories of real people who are coming to know their Savior and provide you with the simple principles used to get them into a Bible study and help them obey the Gospel. We will spend time with elders and preachers and help them develop a winning strategy for the local congregation.
What can you do? First, please attend every session, as each builds upon the others. Second, come ready to learn with Bible in hand, and ready to take notes. This is not just a lecture. It will be both principle and practice. Third, please be praying about souls to save. Since this focuses on training Christians on how to reach the lost, it is not recommended that you invite your non-Christian friends and family. After being trained, you will have plenty of opportunities and a working method to reach them.
This seminar is having a great effect on congregations. Hundreds of souls have been saved in just the past year, and if we all work together, and follow the Great Evangelist (Jesus), many more souls will be saved. The Lord is depending upon you for this evangelistic effort to be successful. The Gospel is not a passive process. It is an active process that will work when we are willing to work it. Below is a schedule of topics. My family will be willing to answer any of your questions and materials will be available to help equip you with all the tools needed.
6:30 PM – Let's Get Motivated: This session will relay several personal accounts of conversions. It has worked and is still working.
7:30 PM – Let's Stay With The Message: This session focuses on the power of the Word. We must put the Bible back into Personal Bible studies!
9:00 AM – Let's Talk About the Manner: How do you get into a Bible Study? We will look at Jesus and how our Master Evangelist was able to develop such a large following.
10:00 AM - Let's Not Argue About the Method: It’s time to introduce "Back to the Bible" and demonstrate how to use it along with charts from my PE workbook.
11:00 AM – Let’s Apply the Model: In this session, we discuss difficult situations and take your questions. How does this work in my world?
1:00 PM – Let’s Make the Application: Rob sits down with elders, preachers, and deacons to provide practical suggestions on how to implement this program, and train Christians at the congregation.
1:00 PM – Ten Ingredients for Evangelism: In this special lady’s session, Nicole will provide practical suggestions on how to apply what you have learned. This is based on her book, “Recipes for Evangelism” (ladies only).
9:30 AM – What about My Family: Rob will reveal how to overcome family objections to Gospel obedience by focusing on the Cross.
10:30 AM – Evangelism in the Age of COVID: Don’t let COVID close doors, because it creates opportunity.
Every saint on this of Heaven must be concerned about every sinner on this side of Hell.