A vital part of reaching affinities is leading them to faith in Christ. I am afraid that we are zealous in our desire to have our people share their faith without ever training them to do so. A part of equipping the saints for the work of ministry is to train your people in personal evangelism.
Southern Baptists have for years published training materials such as Continued Witness Training, F.A.I.T.H. Evangelism and “3 Circles” (a downloadable app presentation). Dr. Marcus Merritt, specialist in Church Minister Relations, has a training tool named “iShare” that lays out a very good process to train your people to share their faith. You can obtain this three session booklet through Evangelism Ministries. Dr. Merritt also provides training.
We must be intentional in our evangelism. It starts with training our people to share their faith. What program should you use? It does not really matter. What matters is that we do something.
In the Top Ten Events that Evangelism Ministries have conducted across the state one thing that has been perfectly clear in those churches that lead our state in baptisms. They train their people to share their faith. They celebrate victories.
Evangelistic Effectiveness: Differences in Mindsets and Methods by Steve Parr and Tom Crites (Kindle Download)
Pastor we hope this helps you as you equip the saints. Contact your Regional State Missionary for more information.